Archaeological site formation and distribution in Eastern Tigrai, Ethiopia can reveal the characteristics behind the formation of the earliest polities in the Northern Horn of Africa during the past three millennia. Within a landscape archaeology framework, site attributes, landscape attributes, diagnostic artefacts, chi-square analysis, and settlement patterning can be synthesized to understand the socio-political and economic conditions present within the study area, specifically, and Eastern Tigrai, generally, between the Pre-Aksumite (>700 BCE) and Post-Aksumite (
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Thesis advisor: D'Andrea, A. Catherine
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