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This paper calls attention to the presence of countless ancient paths on the basalt-covered surfaces characteristic of harra landscapes in north-eastern Jordan. These paths have developed over the course of at least the last two millennia, and potentially prior to that, by trafficking of nomadic peoples and animals. These paths facilitated movements through terrains that were otherwise diﬃcult to traverse. Paths can be recognised on high-resolution satellite imagery, which allows for systematic documentation and the reconstruction of potential routes through the landscape. The identification and mapping of these paths is important for better understanding mobility patterns of nomadic peoples who inhabited these desert landscapes in antiquity.
- Black desert
- Human mobility
- Remote sensing
Mobile Peoples - Permanent Places. Nomadic landscapes and stone architecture from the Hellenistic to Early Islamic periods in north-eastern JordanHuigens, H., 2019, Oxford: Archaeopress. 270 p.
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