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The Kotayk Survey Project. Preliminary Report on 2015 Fieldwork Activities

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The Kotayk Survey Project (KSP) started in the summer of 2013. This is a joint Armenian—Italian project involving the study of the upper Hrazdan river valley, located in the northern part of the Kotayk region in the Armenian Republic. This article presents the results of the third fieldwork season, which involved both excavation and survey. In particular, the text describes the excavation of the Solak 1 fortress and discusses its role in the framework of Middle Iron Age/Urartian archaeology.

Affiliations: 1: International Association of Mediterranean and Oriental Studies (ISMEO) ; 2: Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of the Armenian Republic (IAE NAS RA)


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