Directors: Boris Gasparian (IAE NAS RA), Roberto Dan (ISMEO)

CountryArmenia        Seasons2016 – In progress

The Vayots Dzor Fortress Landscape Project (VDP) starts in 2016 as a collaboration between the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Yerevan Academy of Sciences (NAS RA), ISMEO and the University of Central Florida (UCF). The project involves an extensive and intensive Survey of the territory for the creation of an archaeological map of the Vayots Dzor region. Particular attention will be given to the presence of Urartian sites in the area and to the analysis of the distribution of fortresses between the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Archaeological excavations will be carried out in some sites of particular interest to identify the chronology.

VDP 2017 GIS elaboration by Tommaso Saccone (ISMEO)

Click on the site name to consult the reference documentation. All links will be activated after the scientific publication of the data.

VDP004 – Yelpin1 VDP014 – Getap1
VDP006 – Yeghegnadzor VDP007 – Aghavnadzor1
VDP012 – Arpi Fortress VDP026 – Qyoshk
VDP029 – Gnishikadzor VDP031 – Tshoch-Dar
VDP043 – Getap5 VDP052 – Hrashqaberd