This chapter introduces the topography, climate, environment, and demography of the Kazanlak Valley and the surrounding Balkan Mountains in central Bulgaria, one of two Tundzha Regional Archaeology Project (TRAP) study areas. The Kazanlak Valley is an intermontane valley, lying between the Sredna Gora to the south and the Stara Planina to the north. The dominant feature of the valley is the Tundzha River, which has been dammed near Kazanlak to produce the Koprinka Reservoir. The valley has a warm, humid, continental climate, with adequate water. The fertility of soils varies, supporting perennial and annual agriculture in some areas, forest and pastureland in others.
|Title of host publication||The Tundzha Regional Archaeology Project|
|Subtitle of host publication||Surface Survey, Palaeoecology, and Associated Studies in Central and Southeast Bulgaria, 2009-2015 Final Report|
|Editors||Shawn Ross, Adela Sobotkova, Georgi Nekhrizov, Julia Tzvetkova, Simon Connor|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
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