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Principal objectives

 

  • Identifying linear features (e.g. property boundaries, drains, walls) parallel or perpendicular to the highway that may preserve traces of Roman street alignments.
  • Identifying the source, line elevation, and gradient of the aqueduct and its point of entry into the city. (Remains of the aqueduct are reported in situ at Tepepinar SW of the city).
  • Reconstructing the extent and defensive perimeter of the Roman city at differenct periods from (a) the position of Roman burials, (b) surface survey in selected areas. This will be followed up by geoelctric or ground radar survey as required (undertaken by the Nerik-Oymaağaç excavation team).
  • Identifying different zones of urban space: monumental, public, cultic, commercial, residential.
  • Registering all architectural fragments found in the modern city, entering them in the GIS database and matching those (primarily columns and capitals) that can be shown to derive from the same building by means of digital 3-d imaging.
  • A provinsional gazetteer of major structures based on the evidence of architectural fragments, coins, epigraphic sources, and late Roman authors.