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Reconstructing irrigation at the Otrar Oasis, Kazakhstan, AD 800-1700

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Irrigation has been practised near the Syr Darya river in Central Asia for over 1300 years. Low-level aerial surveys have been used to determine the extent of the former canal network and archaeological excavations have identified phases of expansion and contraction of towns that depended on irrigated agriculture. From AD 1000 onwards, extensive series of engineered canals were constructed, producing a rich agricultural society in a region formerly considered to be dominated by nomadic pastoralists. Phases and expansion of agricultural development are related to regional changes in climate. Modern irrigation models have been used to reconstruct likely crop water requirements.

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Clarke, D., Sala, R, Deom, J.-M. and Meseth, E. (2005) Reconstructing irrigation at the Otrar Oasis, Kazakhstan, AD 800-1700 Irrigation and Drainage, 54, (4), pp. 375-388. (doi:10.1002/ird.195).

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e-pub ahead of print date: 28 September 2005
Published date: October 2005
Keywords: irrigation, central asia, arcaeology, asie centrale, archéologie

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Local EPrints ID: 39459
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/39459
ISSN: 1531-0353
PURE UUID: 492863d1-32b8-4618-a2ab-6eeaf2fbd501
ORCID for D. Clarke: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5433-5258

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Date deposited: 28 Jun 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:36

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Author: D. Clarke ORCID iD
Author: R Sala
Author: J.-M. Deom
Author: E. Meseth

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