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Document Details :
Title: The 1998 Pisidia Survey Project
Subtitle: A Preliminary Report of Work at 'Melli'
Author(s): VANDEPUT, L. , KÖSE, V. , AYDAL, S.
Volume: 74 Issue: Date: 1999
After a one year gap, a team from the University of Leuven under direction of L. Vandeput continued the Pisidia Survey Project, initiated by S. Mitchell of Swansea University in the early eighties. Mitchell’s was the first larger-scale scientific project to concentrate on this mountainous region in southern Asia Minor since the pioneering activities of the Polish count Lanckoronski a hundred years earlier. Indeed, the area received little attention from 20th century scientists and was usually considered to be the homeland of warlike barbarians. Mitchell’s work vastly improved our knowledge of the area through a detailed recording of the visible ruins of several cities. By thoroughly examining both larger cities and smaller sites in southern Pisidia, the first outline of the pattern and history of urban settlement could be reconstructed. Large-scale excavations at Sagalassos and an interdisciplinary survey of this city’s territory helped from the early nineties onwards to place the results of the Pisidia Survey Project in a proper archaeological and historical framework.