The Rough Cilicia Survey Team conducted ceramics "grab collections" at Selinus in 1997 and 1998. Essentially 100 meter square Collection Areas were designated by the field directors Blanton and Rauh. Team members collected pottery throughout the area and assembled them in a pile. One GPS point was taken to serve for the location. Rauh then triaged the collection according to diagnostically useful specimens. In all some 16 collection areas were investigated at Selinus. The pottery was then brought back to the laboratory where it was cleaned, coded, and photographed as groups. In 1997 the pottery was read by both Richard Rothaus and Kathleen Slane. Materials that were deemed as too worn or damaged to keep were returned to the field.The remainder were stored in bags for years on site before being moved to the Alanya Archaeological Museum. At the beginning of the 1998 season, Rauh revisited some of the collection areas where new materials were exposed from recent ploughing and performed a recollection. Rauh, Matt Dillon, and students went through all the surviving bags in 2014 to photograph, measure, Munsell, and describe each surviving sherd. Approximately 1000 sherds were processed at Selinus.
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