The spatial location of medieval settlements in the Middle Volga region

Abstract: 

The article studies the landscape of the Central Volga Area and the territorial distribution of medieval settlements. The conclusion is made about a considerable variety of its surface structure which had a significant impact on the placing of fortified settlements. The author writes about differences in their location, their quantitative ratio throughout the 10th – 16th centuries, and conducts a comprehensive analysis of fortification monuments in accordance with their functional properties.

Key words: 

Central Volga Area, Middle Ages era, archeology, settlements, fortification.

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