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General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
TR329
Project Name:
ARCHIVE:Sinop Regional Survey
Project Description:
A focus of the larger Black Sea Trade Project, the survey has been documenting settlement in the hinterland of Sinop port from the Middle Paleolithic period (50,000 B.P.) through Ottoman times.
Project Websites:
Project Sponsors:
Kaplan Foundation
Samuel Freeman and Oliver S. Donaldson Charitable
National Geographic Society
private donors
Dates of Operation:
From: 1996     To: 1999
Project Languages:
English
Metadata Sources:
Doonan 2006, project website

Geographical Data

Zone:
Eastern Mediterranean
Country:
Turkey
Province:
Sinop
Location:
Sinop
Ancient Regions:
Sinope, Assyria

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Owen P. Doonan
Address:
University of Pennsylvania
E-mail:
odoonan@sas.upenn.edu
Phone / Fax:
Investigator Name:
Alex Gantos
Address:
Boston University CAS Room 230
E-mail:
Phone / Fax:

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 1208
Project Area:
0 km2
Map Data Source:
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Period:
All
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 = 10  m)
No Regular Fieldwalking
Artifact Collection:
Total
Sample
Diagnostic
Grab
Click
Pick
Counting
Weighing
Collection Unit:
Tract   ( m x 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:
opportunistic survey

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:
Primary Questions:
How did manufactured goods circulate around communities at local and regional levels? Are evidence of prestige goods and wealth concentrated in the port or distributed extensively reflecting local participation in extensive economic and social networks? What is the balance of subsistence-oriented economy to specialized production and exchange? To what extent do center(s) provide an effective conduit for goods produced in the hinterland to the greater world? How did the community(ies) on the Sinop promontory connect to the imagined community of Milesian colonies?
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:
Doonan, Owen (2006), "Exploring Community in the Hinterland of a Black Sea Port", Bilde, Pia Guldager; Stolba, Vladimir F., Surveying the Greek Chora: Black Sea Region in a Comparative Perspective, Aarhus, Aarhus University Press, 47-58
Entry 2:
Doonan, Owen (2004), Sinop Landscapes: Exploring Connections in a Black Sea Hinterland, Philadelphia
NOTES: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Entry 3:
Doonan, Owen (2003), "Sinope", Grammenos, D.V.; Petropoulos, E.K., Ancient Greek Colonies in the Black Sea, Publications of the Archaeological Institute of Northern Greece Nr. 4, 2, Thessaloniki, Archaeological Institute, 1379-1402




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