Sagalassos V

Report on the Survey and Excavation Campaigns of 1996 and 1997

L. Loots and Marc Waelkens

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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.

Introduction Part I. The Survey and Excavations in 1996 and 1997 - Preliminary Reports The 1996 and 1997 Surveys in the Territory of Sagalassos M. Waelkens, E. Paulissen, H. Van Haverbeke, J. Reyniers, J. Poblome, R. Degeest, W. Viaene, J. Deckers, B. De Cupere, W. Van Neer, H. Ali Ekinci, M. Oral Erbay The 1996 and 1997 Excavation Seasons at Sagalassos M. Waelkens, J. Poblome, E. Paulissen, P. Talloen, J. Van den Bergh, V. Vanderginst, B. Arikan, I. Van Dammme, I. Akyel, F. Martens, M. Martens, I. Uytterhoeven, T. Debruyne, D. Depraetere, K. Baran, B. Vandaele, Z. Parras, S. Yildirim, S. Bubel, H. Vanhaverbeke, C. Licoppe, F. Landuyt, R. Degeest, L. Vandeput, L. Loots, T. Patricio, S. Ecran, K. Van Balen, E. Smits, F. Depuydt, L. Moens, P. De Paepe Restoration of the Late Hellenistic Fountain House: Field Works T. Patricio, S. Ercan, K. Van Balen The Sagalassos Neon Library Mosaic and its Conservation M. Waelkens, H. Kökten Ersoy, K. Severson, F. Martens, S. Sener Part II. Pre- and Proto historical Research Late Palaeolithic at the Dereköy Karain Cave P.M. Vermeersch, I. Öztürk, H. Ali Ekinci, P. Degryse, B. De Cupere, J. Poblome, M. Waelkens, W. Viaene How can There Still be Such a Degree of Uncertainty? Problems of Chronology for the Prehistoric Periods in the Territory of Sagalassos H. Vanhaverbeke Sagalassos and Pisidia during the Late Bronze Age M. Waelkens Part III. Historical Studies Negotiators' Laws from Rebellious Sagalassos in an Early Hellenistic Inscription K. Vandorpe Coins Found in 1996 and 1997 S. Scheers Part IV. Urbanism and Architectural Studies The Northwest Heroon at Sagalassos M. Waelkens, L. Vandeput, Chr. Berns, B. Arikan, J. Poblome, E. Torun The City Fortifications of Sagalassos from the Hellenistic to the Late Roman Period L. Loots, M. Waelkens, F. Depuydt The Water Supply to Sagalassos A. Steegen, K. Cauwenberghs, G. Govers, E. Owens, M. Waelkens, Ph. Desmet Provenance and Characterization of Raw Materials for Lime Mortars used at Sagalassos with Special Reference to the Volcanic Rocks K. Callebaut, W. Viaene, M. Waelkens, R. Ottenburgs, J.Naud Part V. Ceramic Studies An Early Byzantine Title and Lime Kiln in the Territory of Sagalassos J. Poblome, H. Ali Ekinci, I.Öztürk, P. Degryse, W. Viaene, M. Waelkens A Catalogue of the Tile Stamps Found at Sagalassos L. Loots, M. Waelkens, W. Clarysse, J. Poblome, G. Hübner Miniature Jars of Sagalassos. An Analytical, Quantitative and Typological Overview of a Series of Very Small Pottery Vessels from Late Antiquity R. Degeest, P. Degryse, R. Ottenburgs, W.Viaene, M. Waelkens Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Roman Common Wares Produced at Sagalassos and their Possible Clay Sources P. Degryse, R. Degeest, J. Poblome, W.Viaene, R. Ottenburgs, H. Kucha, M. Waelkens Part VI. Environmental Studies Towards a Land Evaluation of the Territory of Ancient Sagalassos K. Donners, M. Waelkens, D. Celis, K. Nackaerts, J. Deckers, M. Vermoere, H. Vanhaverbeke Preliminary Study of Travertine Deposits in the Vicinity of Sagalassos. Petrography, Geochemistry, Geomorphology and Palynology K. Schroyen, M. Vermoere, I. Librecht, P. Degryse, P. Muchez, W. Viaene, E. Smets, E. Paulissen, E. Keppens, M. Waelkens Limestone Platforms around Sagalassos Resulting from Giant Mass Movements G. Verstraeten, E. Paulissen, I. Librecht, M. Waelkens Implications of Environmental Changes on Slope Evolution near Sagalassos I. Librecht, E. Paulissen, G.Verstraeten, M. Waelkens Part VII. Anthropological and Archaeozoological Studies DNA Analysis of Archaeological Human Remains from Sagalassos E. Jehaes, M. Waelkens, A. Muyldermans, J.-J. Cassiman, E. Smits, J. Poblome, P. Lambrechts, R. Decorte Results of the 1996 Survey of the Fish Fauna of the Aksu River (Kestros) AND Some Lakes in Southwestern Anatolia, and the Implications for Trade at Sagalassos W. Van Neer, R. Wildekamp, F.Küçük, M. Ünlüsayin, M. Waelkens, E. Paulissen Modern Sheep and Goat Herding near Sagalassos and its Revelance to the Reconstruction of Pastoral Practices in Roman Times I. Beuls, B. De Cupere, M. Vermoere, L. Vanhecke, H.Doutrelepont, L.Vrydaghs, I. Librecht, M. Waelkens An Experimental Approach to Understanding the Bone Working Industry at Roman Sagalassos Z. Parras

Format: Edited volume - paperback

Size: 275 × 210 mm

890 pages

ISBN: 9789058670793

Publication: November 21, 2000

Series: Sagalassos 11

Languages: English

Stock item number: 46174

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.