Sagalassos III

Report on the fourth excavation campaign of 1993

Jeroen Poblome and Marc Waelkens

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Edited volume - paperback

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.

Survey and Excavation reports

The 1993 Survey in the District South and East of Sagalassos
M. Waelkens

The 1993 Excavations on the Upper and Lower Agora
M. Waelkens, D. Pauwels and J. Van Den Bergh

The 1993 Excavations in the Fountain House-Library Area
M. Waelkens, E. Paulissen, B. Arikan, L. Gijsen, M. Martens, V. Mataouchek and K. Vandaele

The Aqueducts of Sagalassos
E. Owens

Roman Inscriptions from the Upper Agora at Sagalassos
H. devijver and M. Waelkens

Architectural Studies and Restoration Reports

Dating by Means of Architectural Decoration. Possibilities and Limits
L. Vandeput

Evaluation of Surface Hardness of Building Stones as a Tool for Relative Dating. Short Communication
K. Vandaele and M. Waelkens

Architectural Analysis of the Late Hellenistic Nymphaeum at Sagalassos. First Results
T. Patricio and K. Van Balen

Preparative Tests for the Sturctural Consolidation of the Late Hellenistic Nymphaeum at Sagalassos
K. Van Balen and T. Patricio

Ceramic Studies

The Archaeological Process of Dating Sagalassos Red Slip Ware. An Anatomy
J. Poblome

Sherds and Coins. A Question of Chronology
J. Poblome

A Preliminary report on the Coarse Ware behind the Library at Sagalassos
R. Degeest

Firing Temperature of Sagalassos Red Slip Ware
W. Viaene, R. Ottenburgs, H. Kucha, J. Poblome, M. Waelkens

Geochemical Distribution of Trace Elements in Sagalasos Red Slip Ware
W. Viaene, J. Poblome, R. Ottenburgs, H. Kucha, J. Hertogen, C. Vynckier, M. Waelkens and D. Laduron

Statistical Analysis on Clays and Heterogeneous Sherds from Sagalassos
R. Ottenburgs, W. Viaene, R. Degeest and M. Waelkens


Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Phase Equilibria as Tracers of Technology of Iron (Steel) Making at Sagalassos
H. Kucha, M. Waelkens, W. Viaene, D. Laduron

Analyse von Holzkohlen in Schlacken von Sagalassos
W.H. Schoch

The Small Finds

Sagalassos' City Seal
K. Vandorpe

Catalogue of Coins Found in 1993
S. Scheers

Palaeoecological Studies

The Environment of Classical Sagalassos
S. Bottema and H. Woldring

A Geomorphological Evalutation of qthe Eroison Risk at Sagalassos
J. Poesen, G. Govers, E. Paulissen and K. Vandaele

Les crânes d'époque romaine de sagalassos. Epaisseur des parois
C. Charlier

Sieving Experiments in the Lower Agora and their Implications for the Interpretation of the Archaeozoological Data from Sagalassos
B. De Cupere, A. Lentacker and M. Waelkens

Format: Edited volume - paperback

Size: 275 × 210 mm

377 pages

ISBN: 9789061866640

Publication: January 01, 1995

Series: Sagalassos 7

Languages: English

Stock item number: 46172

Jeroen Poblome is full professor at KU Leuven and director of the Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project and of the KU Leuven Institute for Cultural Heritage.

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.