• The Centrality of Aleppo and its Environs

    Author(s):
    Roswitha Del Fabbro, Daniel Knitter (see profile) , Kay Kohlmeyer, Michael Meyer, Oliver Nakoinz, Brigitta Schütt
    Date:
    2014
    Subject(s):
    Archaeology, Geography
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    centrality, landscape archaeology
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/vwzk-mw34
    Abstract:
    This study analyses the relationship between Aleppo and settlements in the city’s hinterland based on spatial statistics. A theoretical extension of the term central place is used in reconstructing Aleppo’s central character. Locally the city served as a centre for trade, exchange, and cult activity. In a regional and supra-regional context, advantages deriving from the topographic location led trade, exchange, and craft to take on different functions. This study demonstrates that, in contrast to other important cities in the ancient Middle East, Aleppo could maintain its long-lasting significance as a central place due to the combination of different functions.
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    Status:
    Published
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    Attribution-NonCommercial
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