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Roman Archaeology in a South Anatolian Landscape

The Via Sebaste, The Mansio in the Döseme Bogazi, and Regional Transhumance in Pamphylia and Pisidia. With a Catalogue of Late Roman and Ottoman Cisterns

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Roman Archaeology in a South Anatolian Landscape

The Via Sebaste, The Mansio in the Döseme Bogazi, and Regional Transhumance in Pamphylia and Pisidia. With a Catalogue of Late Roman and Ottoman Cisterns

An investigation of a Roman road-station in its archaeological and geographical context that provides a new perspective on the historical landscape of southern Anatolia. 

This study is based on fieldwork carried out during the 1990s in southwest Turkey in the modern vilayets of Burdur and Antalya, and it focuses on the settlements associated with a Roman mansio located in the Döseme Bogazi, the pass that linked Pisidia with the coastal region of Pamphylia. The course of the road and the structures that emerged along it were defined not by the evolution of Pisidia’s Hellenized indigenous culture but by the priorities of Roman rule, especially during late antiquity. Furthermore, the study of the road where the mansio was located raises fundamental questions about the role played by this mountain pass in the movement of people and animals between the lowlands and highlands of South-west Anatolia.

210 pages | 50 color plates, 200 halftones, 11 line drawings, 17 maps | 8 1/2 x 11

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Table of Contents

Contents
List of Figures
Introduction
Part 1.
Historical-Geographical Background
The course of the via Sebaste
Chronology of the road: construction and use
Branch Roads
Cisterns along the via Sebaste
Roman monuments along the via Sebaste: milestones, imperial statues and arches
Tombs in the Döseme Defile: private display
The Lower Site in Late Antiquity: the mansio
The Lower Site: churches and housing
The Lower Site: the animal enclosure on the transhumance route
The Upper Site: a roadside village
The Upper Site: the hill-top fort
A Roman road and the impact of empire
Afterword
Abbreviations and bibliography
Part 2.
Illustrated catalogue of Late Roman and Ottoman cisterns (Robert Wagner)
Appendix 1.
Co-ordinates and heights along the via Sebaste (Robert Wagner)

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