Context analyse in Sagalassos: de ontwikkeling van een methode voor de 'klassieke' archeologie
Contextual analysis in Sagalassos: developing a methodology for classical archaeology.
Putzeys, Toon; M9606008
Studies of occupational contexts in antiquity have traditionallyfocused upon architecture and decoration, which were interpreted in thelight of textual evidence in order to determine the organization ofhousehold activities. Recent criticisms of this approach, however,raise the objection that ancient literary accounts are not universallyapplicable. In addition, architecture and decoration represent only apart of the archaeological record and give a biased view of thepast. Archaeologists are increasingly becoming aware that the fulldataset of the artifactual evidence within its stratigraphical andarchitectural context should be incorporated into studies of domesticbehaviour in order to reconstruct daily activities and theirorganization in antiquity.The aim of this Ph.D. is to develop a methodology for the study ofstratigraphical contexts, which is universally applicable for classicalarchaeology, using of specific case studies from (URL:http://www.sagalassos.be)Sagalassos (southwestTurkey). This methodology will integrate both the architecturalframework (with its decoration) and all artefacts and ecofacts toidentify the (changing) function of rooms and the social position ofthe users.