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Amorium Reports II

Research Papers and Technical Reports

C.S. Lightfoot
Amorium Monograph Series


The present volume follows on from the publication of Amorium Reports, Finds I: The Glass (1987-1997) in 2002. But whereas that volume had essentially a single author and was devoted to finds in a single medium, in this second publication in the Final Reports series several different team members have submitted chapters on a wide range of topics. These cover a number of different media and extend in time from the Roman to the Ottoman period. Additional finds reports are scheduled to appear in subsequent volumes. Eventually, when all the finds have been studied, the information from them can be assimilated and combined with the trench reports. In this way, a more comprehensive analysis and a better understanding of the various areas, trenches, and contexts may be achieved. While some of the reports presented here offer only tentative or general dates for specific objects, in the course of time greater precision should be achieved. An updated list of publications about Amorium (central Turkey) has been included and this will assist readers to find references to earlier reports and background information. As an aid to understanding the archaeological context and inter-relationshA of the finds, concordances have been added wherever the material was sufficiently numerous to make such lists desirable. The volume presents the results of work in several different discAlines, and as a consequence is divided into two princAal parts - finds reports and technical studies. As well as archaeology and art history, several of the reports draw heavily on analytical research and scientific methodology. Much more could and should be done to fill some of the gaps in this work, but to a large extent the ability to do so relies on research beyond the site of Amorium itself- either in an intensive survey of the city’s territory or in the more extensive publication of comparable material from elsewhere, especially from other sites in central Anatolia.