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July 2003-July 2010InteractiveDig Sagalassos
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Photos courtesy Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project. Click on images to enlarge.
by Marc Waelkens

The Archaeological Survey: July 6-12, 2003

The first three weeks of surveying had very specific goals, mainly filling gaps in the settlement history of the city's territory. Last week our attention focused on documenting two fortresses located just north of the city at an altitude above 2,000 meters above sea level. The western and larger fortress proved to be the oldest one. In fact, it produced a nice Early Bronze Age stone ax, as well as Early Iron Age pottery. This fortification seems to have gone out of use in the Early Imperial period, but was reoccupied again in late antiquity. The eastern fortress, better described as a watch tower, produced mainly late Roman material. The barrier wall between both fortresses, more than a mile long, was thought to be of early Hellenistic date, in fact produced some Hellenistic sherds along its defenses.

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