Field Reports for 2009

Tepe Düzen: Report 2

Monday, August 3, 2009 Magnetograms represented with different histogram manipulation applied.

Priority of geophysical survey at Tepe Düzen in 2009 field campaign was extension of previously magnetically surveyed areas towards the south fortifications. In total an area of 4 ha was surveyed by magnetic method. Architectural remains of presumably Classical/Hellenistic period made of non-magnetic limestone blocks close to the surface and strongly magnetic top soil (in […]

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Territorial Archaeological Survey

Monday, August 3, 2009 Survey team

The aims of the territorial archaeological survey of 2009 were to explore more systematically and in more detail the western part of the valley of BaÄŸsaray, between the villages of Kayış, Ovacık, and BaÄŸsaray. This region constitutes the southernmost section of the ancient territory of Sagalassos. To that purpose a number of earlier visited sites […]

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Upper Agora: Report 1

Thursday, July 30, 2009 20090705-20090723-Upper_Agora_Visual_Enhancement_2009-Figure_1

Over the last three weeks, the archaeological visual enhancement team has been working on three different locations around the Upper Agora of Sagalassos. The first two weeks we were cleaning up the area immediately behind the Antonine Nymphaeum, in order to re-enact our archaeological understanding of the area upon finishing the excavations in the late […]

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Tepe Düzen: Report 1

Monday, July 27, 2009 View on the sondage

This year’s excavations at Tepe Düzen started with two sondages on the eastern part of the plateau, in order to find the origin and the use of the metal ores (magnetite and cassiterite) and semi-precious stones (beryl and grossular) that were found at Tepe Düzen last year. One sondage, lead by Kim Vyncke and Laura […]

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The Macellum: Report 1

Monday, July 27, 2009 General view of the collapsed debris of the north portico

The 2009 excavations in the Macellum (food market) started on July 5th. During this campaign, we are planning to uncover the north wing of the complex, including the north section of the central courtyard’s pavement, the north portico and possibly the main entrance of the building. After three weeks of excavations, a significant part of […]

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Suburban Survey Pottery Study

Monday, July 27, 2009 Pre Roman (Classical/Hellenistic) period sherds

The 2009 season of the suburban survey pottery study started on June 14th, under the supervision of Prof. Jeroen Poblome. The aim of this pottery study is to determine the character, function and date of the ceramic finds recovered from the suburban survey conducted by Hannelore Vanhaverbeke during the 1999-2004 campaigns. We started with the […]

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Sagalassos Community Archaeology Project

Monday, July 27, 2009 20090614-20090723-Community_Archaeology-Figure_1

For 20 years, the Sagalassos project has been part of life in AÄŸlasun, an agricultural town of about 5,000 people located about 100km north of Antalya. As we begin our third decade, we are starting a new project to improve the connections between the site and the local community. The Sagalassos Community Archaeology Project will […]

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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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The Potters’ Quarter: Report 1

Monday, July 20, 2009

The 2009 excavation in the area of the Potters’ Quarter of Sagalassos is anticipated to last four weeks with focus on an area of the site that was excavated in both 2004 and 2008 field seasons. The area selected for excavation this campaign is situated immediately north of the 2008 excavation area in order to […]

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Test Sounding in the Western Domestic Areas: Aims 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The position of the Hellenistic town wall and the results of the architectural and intensive surface survey suggest that the western residential area must have held the original living quarters of Sagalassos. After the investigation of the chronological development and planning of the eastern residential area through a programme of test soundings (1999-2008), geophysical survey […]

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