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Avkat Archaeological Project

Archaeological survey of a provincial Byzantine urban settlement in central Anatolia

Project Abstract

Abstract:

The site of medieval Euchaïta, on the northern edge of the central Anatolian plateau, was the centre of the cult of St Theodore Tiro (‘the Recruit’). Unlike most excavated or surveyed urban centres of the Byzantine period, Euchaïta was never a major metropolis, cultural centre or extensive urban site, although it had a military function from the 7th – 9th century. Its significance lies precisely in the fact that as a small provincial town, something of a backwater, it was probably more typical of the ‘average’ provincial Anatolian urban settlement, yet almost nothing is known about such sites.

The archive serves two functions: as a complement to the project publication (Haldon, Elton, and Newhard, eds. Archaeology and Urban Settlement in Late Roman and Byzantine Anatolia: Investigating the History of Euchaita-Avkat-Beyözü and its Environment. Cambridge University Press) and as a repository for the original field and main derivative data. As a complement to the publication, the archive contains supplemental maps and imagery. As a repository, the datasets consist of spatial, tabular, and image data collected in the field between 2007 and 2009. The datasets consist specifically of intensive, controlled survey data; non-systematic (extensive) reconnaissance observations; post-field geospatial analysis; ceramic analyses; and all field images.

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Suggested Citation

John F. Haldon, Hugh W. Elton, James ML Newhard. "Avkat Archaeological Project". (2019) John F. Haldon, Hugh W. Elton, James ML Newhard (Eds.) . Released: 2019-05-16. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/projects/02b55e8c-e9b1-49e5-8edf-0afeea10e2be> DOI: https://doi.org/10.6078/M73J3B1J

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