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  • Sites
    • Wet point sites: close to a water supply
    • Defence site: easy to defend from attacking tribes
      • Top of a hill or inside a wide river meander
    • Nodal point: a place where several natural routes join to create a meeting point
    • Bridging point sites: where it is easy to cross a river
      • Can be useful for defence and places trading routes come together
    • Dry point sites: these are away from the risk of flooding
    • Aspect: settlements found on the  sunny side of a deep valley
    • Gap towns: a gap between two areas of higher ground
    • Trading centres: where natural routes ways and river meet, which help the development of roads, railways and canals
    • Food supply
    • Fuel supply


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