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Историческая топография Увекского городища
Historical Topography of Uvek Hillfort

Author(s): Dmitry A. Kubankin
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Geography, Regional studies, Physical Geopgraphy, Historical Geography, Environmental Geography, Middle Ages, 13th to 14th Centuries
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Lower Volga Region; Saratov; Uvek Hillfort; Golden Horde Town; historical topography;research history;
Summary/Abstract: The author publishes some new recently obtained and analyzed data related to historical topography of a Golden Horde city of Ukek. He specifically examines history of field research on the Uvek Hillfort, which dates back to 90s of 19 th c. His special focus in examining natural and geographic factors is on peculiar local topography affected by some landslides, as well as on a high hill with a flat top (the Uvek Mount), which gave the name to the city — Ukek, from a Mongolian word meaning ‘plateau’. Changes in landscape caused by either natural or anthropogenic factors are also assessed. New data on fortifications and hydraulic structures of the hillfort, a rich estate, a hammam, kilns and a mausoleum are also published and discussed in the article.

  • Page Range: 243-254
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Russian