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Detailed Project Description

General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
TR260
Project Name:
The Pisidia Survey
Project Description:
This survey covered the ancient region of Pisidia, focusing primarily on its ancient urban sites. From 1982 to 1996 it was under the direction of Stephen Mitchell. In 1998 the project was restarted by L. Vandeput.
Project Websites:

Project Sponsors:
University of Leuven
British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara
Dates of Operation:
From: 1982     To: present
Project Languages:
English
Metadata Sources:
Mitchell 1991
Mitchell 1998

Geographical Data

Zone:
Eastern Mediterranean
Country:
Turkey
Province:
Location:
Ancient Regions:
Pisidia

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
L. Vandeput
Address:
British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara
E-mail:
lvandeput@biaatr.org
Phone / Fax:
Investigator Name:
Stephen Mitchell
Address:
Department of Classics & Ancient History, Univresity of Exeter
E-mail:
s.mitchell@ex.ac.uk
Phone / Fax:
phone:( 01392 264201 )
Investigator Name:
David French
Address:
E-mail:
Phone / Fax:
phone:( 01392 264201 )

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: 25
Maximum: 2260
Project Area:
0 km2
Map Data Source:
Mitchell and Waelkens 1998; Google Earth
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Period:
Archaic
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Hellenistic
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Classical
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Palaeolithic
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Roman
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Chalcolithic
Years:
From:     To:

Methodology

Approach:
Extensive
Intensive
Systematic
Non-Systematic
Site Survey
Siteless Survey
Diachronic
Temporally Bounded
Spatial Sampling (off-site):
Full Coverage
Random Sample
Stratified Random Sample
Deliberate Sample
Fieldwalker Spacing
 (average width = 0  m)
No Regular Fieldwalking
Artifact Collection:
Total
Sample
Diagnostic
Grab
Click
Pick
Counting
Weighing
Collection Unit:
Tract   (0 m x 0 m)
Modern Field
Site
Transect
Structure
Scatter/Artifact
Geolocation:
Basemap more detailed than 1:10K
GPS Uncorrected
Basemap 1:10K to 1:50K
GPS Differentially Corrected
Basemap less detailed than 1:50K
GIS
Other:

Special Studies

Artifacts:
Architecture
Ceramics
Lithics
Coins
Metal
Glass
Terracotta
epigraphy
Iconography
Environment:
Geology
Geomorphology
Soil Studies
Stone/Mineral Resources
Hydrology
Climatology
Paleobotany
Dendrochronology
Faunal Osteology
Agriculture
People:
Ritual Studies
Mortuary Studies
Population Data
Ethnography/Ethnology
Written Resources
Cultural Resource Management
Remote Sensing:
Satellite Imagery
Aerial Photography
Geoprospection
Other:
Road systems; Settlement Patterns; Urban areas; Carbon 14 dating
Primary Questions:
Excavation:
YES

Environmental Parameters

Geology:
 Igneous
 Metamorphic
 Sedimentary
Geology Other:
Topography:
 Alluvial Plain
 Coastal Plain
 Continental Plain
 Delta
 Desert
 Gorge
 Hills
 Island
 Isthmus
 Lakeshore
 Mountains
 Peninsula
 Plateau
 River Valley
 Steppe
 Underwater
 Upland Basin
 Urban
 Wadi/Oued
 Wetlands
Topography Other:
Climate:
 Climatic Altitudes of Mountains
 Dry-summer Mediterranean
 Dry-summer Steppe
 Highly Oceanic
 Humid and warm summer
 Humid Steppe
 Oceanic
 Permanently Humid
 Semi-desert and Desert
 Steppe
 Sub-Oceanic
 Tropical Semi-desert and Desert
Climate Other:

Bibliography

Entry 1:
Mitchell, Stephen (1998), "The Pisidian Survey", Matthews, Roger, Ancient Anatolia: Fifty Years' Work by the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, London, The British Institute of Archa, 237-253
Entry 2:
Mitchell, S. (1991), "The Hellenization of Pisidia", Mediterranean Archaeology, 4, 119-45
Entry 3:
Mitchell, S. (1992), "Hellinismus in Pisidien", Schwertheim, E., Forschungen in Pisdien. (Asia Minor Studien 6), Bonn, Habelt, 1-27
Entry 4:
Mitchell, S.; Waelkens, M. (1998), Pisidian Antioch. The Site and its monuments, London, Duckworth with Classical Press
Entry 5:
Mitchell, S. (1995), Cremna in Pisidia. An Ancient City in Peace and in War, London, Duckworth with Classical Press
Entry 6:
Mitchell, S.; Waelkens, M. (1989), "Ariassos and Sagalassos 1988", Anatolian Studies, 39, 61-77
Entry 7:
Mitchell, S. (1991), "Ariassos 1990", Anatolian Studies, 41, 159-73
Entry 8:
Mitchell, S. (1996), "The development of classical cities and settlements in late Roman Anatolia", Tarihten Gunumuze Anadolu'da Konut ve Yerlesme (Housing and Settlement in Anatolia. A Historical Perspective, Istanbul, Tarih Vakfi Yayinlari, 193-205
Entry 9:
Schulz, A. (1992), "Ariassos: eine hellenistisch-romische Stadt in Pisidien", Schwertheim, E., Forschungen in Pisidien (Asia Minor Studien 6), Bonn, Habelt
Entry 10:
Cormack, S. (1989), "A Mausoleum at Ariassos, Pisidia", Anatolian Studies, 39, 29-40
Entry 11:
Cormack, S. (1996), "The Roman Period Necropolis of Ariassos", Anatolian Studies, 46, 1-27
Entry 12:
Aydal, S.; Mitchell, S.; Robinson, T.; Vandeput, L. (1997), "The Pisidian Survey 1995: Panemoteichus and Oren Tepe", Anatolian Studies, 47, 141-72
Entry 13:
AA, VV.0, The Rediscovery of Sagalassos
NOTES: www..sagalassos.be/pisidie/english/redis.htm
Entry 14:
Vandeput, L.; Kose, V.; Aydal, S. (1999), "The 1998 Pisidia Survey Project", BABesch--Bulletin Antieke Beschaving, 74, 133-146




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