AN INTEGRATED APPROACH FOR MEDIEVAL HILLFORTS STUDY (REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN, RUSSIA)

  • Gaynullin, I.
  • Kasimov, A.
  • Khomyakov, P.
  • Usmanov, B.
Abstract:
Integrated approach now is a priority in archaeological sites study. In this paper, we consider the possibility of modern methods usage to estimate archaeological hillforts condition on the territory of the Republic of Tatarstan. In our view, the analysis of medieval fortified settlements of X-XIII centuries, the most common in the territory of the Republic of Tatarstan, has the highest priority. Because always the main criteria for the selection of favorable place to settle was the closeness of the water and the presence of natural fortifications, most of the archaeological sites usually located on the banks and terraces of small rivers, where influence of fluvial and exogenous processes is possible. Intensive territory development (plowing, irrigation, active construction, etc.) also led to a significant change in exterior of monuments and often – to their complete disappearance. So, the main task of our investigation is to provide both historical data and operational information about the current state of archaeological sites. This article gives an example of modern techniques application to study hillforts that exposed to different types of negative impacts. The complex method including GIS, multitemporal remote sensing data and GNSS survey provides not only assessment of the risk of study sites damage, but also archaeological data updating and development of specific measures for historical and cultural heritage conservation.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
Fortified settlements; exogenous processes; anthropogenic impact; remote sensing
Volume:
16
SGEM Book title:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2016
Book number:
3.2
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
247-254
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
Period:
24 - 30 August, 2016
ISBN:
978-619-7105-77-3
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2016, 24 - 30 August, 2016
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2016/B32/S09.032
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