The spatial location of medieval settlements in the Middle Volga region


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.

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

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