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Stone Studies

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 Figure 1: Section of the mosaic floor of Frigidarium I

Once again our main goal was to determine the provenance of the stone types used for the wall and floor veneer of Sagalassos. Whereas the wall veneer was the primary subject of research during the previous two seasons, this year special attention was given to the floor revetment. During the campaign of 2008 the opus […]

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Archaeometrical Study of Craft Activities

Friday, August 21, 2009 Dennis Braekmans investigates the subsoil at Tepe Düzen.

A wide range of mineral resources was exploited in the territory of Sagalassos, including ores, clays and natural building stones. Sagalassos is known as a large pottery producing centre, using several local clay resources, exporting its products all over the Roman Empire. Another craft activity was the melting and working of iron. Also, local limestone […]

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Ceramic Studies

Monday, July 20, 2009 Table 1. Percentages of post-Roman ceramic finds from the surveyed area of Akyamac by sherd count and sherd weight.

The fourth post-Roman ceramics study season commenced on June 21 and was completed on July 9, 2009. The aim of this season was the study of pottery sherds from (a) sites identified during the course of previous surface survey fieldwork in the suburban territory of the ancient city-site of Sagalassos (the area of Akyamac), and […]

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