The survey methods used by the Tundzha Regional Archaeology Project (TRAP) in both the Kazanlak and the Yambol study areas included intensive, extensive, and ‘adverse terrain’ survey. TRAP adopted this combination of methods to accurately and systematically document survey coverage across variable terrain. More specifically, these methods allowed us to survey a contiguous area, document surface distributions of archaeological material, and monitor survey intensity despite changing land cover and accessibility. A ‘site record’ was produced immediately in the field for readily identifiable features such as forts or burial mounds. Surface distributions of artefacts were interpreted into ‘sites’ post-facto with the help of GIS and pottery analysis. Spatial coverage of survey teams was documented digitally in the field, while associated environmental and archaeological data was recorded on paper forms for daily digitisation.
|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||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
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- site definition
- survey methods
- systematic pedestrian survey
- total coverage
Sobotkova, A., & Ross, S. (2018). Survey methodology. In S. Ross, A. Sobotkova, G. Nekhrizov, J. Tzvetkova, & S. Connor (Eds.), The Tundzha Regional Archaeology Project: Surface Survey, Palaeoecology, and Associated Studies in Central and Southeast Bulgaria, 2009-2015 Final Report (pp. 17-30). Oxford: Oxbow Books.