This chapter introduces the topography, climate, environment, and demographic circumstances of the Yambol province in southeast Bulgaria. It then focuses on the two Tundzha Regional Archaeology Project (TRAP) study areas there. The Yambol province is characterised by the alluvial deposits of the Middle Tundzha River catchment, which offer accessible, fertile, and well-watered soils for agriculture. Prominent rock outcrops punctuate the otherwise flat to rolling landscape, offering stone resources and defensible locations. The population of the region is concentrated in Yambol city, the regional capital, with the rest dispersed in villages and rural settlements across the Thracian Plain.
|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||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
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- Middle Tundzha River catchment
Sobotkova, A., & Ross, S. (2018). Yambol: topography and environment. 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. 118-125). Oxford: Oxbow Books.