Sagalassos I

First General Report on the Survey (1986-1989) and Excavations (1990-1991)

Marc Waelkens (Author),

Series: Sagalassos 5

Category: Archaeology

Language: English

ISBN: 9789061865292

Publication date: January 1, 1993

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Number of pages: 238

Size: 275 x 210 x mm

Stock item: 46170

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Sagalassos, once the metropolis of the Western Taurus range (Pisidia, Turkey), was only thoroughly surveyed in 1884 and 1885 by an Austrian team directed by K. Lanckoronski. In 1986-1989 this work was resumed by a British-belgian team co-directed by Dr. Stephen Mitchell (University College of Swansea) and by Prof. Dr. Marc Waelkens (Catholic University of Leuven). In 1990 Sagalassos became a full scale Belgian project and a leading centre for interdisciplinary archaeological and archaeometrical research.

Due to its altitude, the site is one of the best preserved towns from classical antiquity, with a rich architectural and sculptural tradtion dating from the second century BC to the sixth century AD. From early Imperial times untiel the early Byzantine period a complete range of coarse and red slip wares was produced locally. Excavations are concentrated on qthe upper and lower agoras to document the plitical and commercial life in the town and also in the area where a late Hellenistic fountain house, which stll functions to date, and a Roman library were discovered. Major efforts are undertaken to restore the excavated monuments in their old glory. Several disciplines integrate the town again within its ancient environment and document the central role which Sagalassos played in the area.

History and Archaeology

Pisidia in Hellenistic Times (334-25 BC)
H. Bracke

Sagalassos. History and Archaeology
M. Waelkens

Architectural Studies

The Building Stones of Sagalassos
W. Viaene, R. Ottenburgs, P. Muchez and M. Waelkens

The Re-Use of Hadrianic Architectural Elements in Basilica E1 at Sagalassos
L. Vandeput

Ceramic Studies. Sagalassos ware

The Fine Ware
J. Poblome, R. Degeest, M. Waelkens and E. Scheltens

The Common Ware
R. Degeest and M. Waelkens

The Lamps
I. Roovers

Study of the Clays
R. Ottenburgs, C. Jorissen and W. Viaene

The Small Finds

A. Catalogue of the Glass Finds: Sagalassos 1990
C.S. Lightfoot

Catalogue of the Coins found during the Years 1990 and 1991
S. Scheers

Archaeology and Archaeozoology

Sagalassos: Campagnes 1989 et 1990. Quelques observations anthropologiques
C. Charlier

First Archaeozoological Results from the Hellenistic-Roman Site of Sagalassos
W. Van Neer and B. De Cupere

Marc Waelkens

Marc Waelkens is Professor of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and director of the Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project and the Centre for Archaeological Sciences at KU Leuven.

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