Yambol: topography and environment

Adela Sobotkova, Shawn Ross

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Tundzha Regional Archaeology Project
Subtitle of host publicationSurface Survey, Palaeoecology, and Associated Studies in Central and Southeast Bulgaria, 2009-2015 Final Report
EditorsShawn Ross, Adela Sobotkova, Georgi Nekhrizov, Julia Tzvetkova, Simon Connor
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxbow Books
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781789250541
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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  • climate
  • demography
  • Dodoparon
  • Elhovo
  • environment
  • Middle Tundzha River catchment
  • Yambol


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