A Layered History of Karakorum. Stratigraphy and Periodization in the City Center. Bonn Contributions to Asian Archaeology Book Cover

Author: Susanne Reichert


The volume presents the chronological system for the sequence of settlement layers in the middle of Karakorum, the first capital of the Mongol Empire in Mongolia from the 13th and 14th century documented during the excavations of Bonn University . This system served not only as a basis for the discussion of the workshops (Reichert 2020) but will also be the authoritative foundation for future works on other material groups. The immense depositions of layers in the city center allowed for establishing a chronological sequence of Karakorum. This relative sequence is supported by a cognitive sequence that results from a feasible combination of building structures, a reconstruction of room ground plans. Dendrochronological analyses, radiocarbon dates, coins, as well as a dated seal of 1372 feed into the absolute dating of the relative system.

Bonn Contributions to Asian Archaeology, Volume 8. Mongolian-German Karakorum Expedition, Volume 2 (Bonn 2019).

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