The Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project (RCSP) completed its fieldwork in 2011. Authorized by the Turkish General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums, the RCSP successfully conducted thirteen field seasons between 1996 and 2011 (1996-2005, 2007-2008, 2011). Employing methods common to landscape archaeology, the team attempted to record ceramic, architectural, current land cover, and geological data to contextualize settlement development in western Rough Cilicia (modern Gazipasha) from the Neolithic through the Byzantine eras. This dataset focuses on the results of the ceramic research of the RCSP pedestrian survey. The pedestrian survey strategically targeted four distinct landscape regions in the survey area. These include the urban sites, river basins, and ridges along the coast (Coastal Region, 1996-1999); the interior canyons of the “Mesogeia” (Adanda Canyon and Kaledran Basin, 2000-2004); the highland settlements just below the crest of the Tauros Mts. (Bickici Highland, 2003, 2007-2008); and the yayla settlements at the top of the mountains (Taşeli Plateau, 2011). In all, some 1000 hectares of Rough Cilician rural terrain were investigated, some 160 “sites” were inspected, and some 9400 fragments of pottery were processed and recorded. This dataset contains the metadata for all sites and datasets in one spreadsheet. We present this spreadsheet to facilitate quantitative and qualitative analyses. All references to images have been removed.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
- Autret, C., Dillon, M., Kızılarslanoğlu, H., Pejša, S., Rauh, N. K. (2019). Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project (RCSP) Context Collection: Complete Dataset. Purdue University Research Repository. doi:10.4231/GMRG-8K41
This is a complete dataset that contains only metadata, links to images were removed.
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This publication belongs to the Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project group.