Pisidia Survey Project

Location:  Burdur, Isparta and Antalya provinces

Years: 1982 – present

Project Directors:  Stephen Mitchell  (1982-1996), Lutgarde Vandeput (1997- present)

Funding: BIAA, British Academy, Roman Society, Craven Committee of Oxford University, and others

Website: http://pisidia.org


After two initial seasons of work at Pisidian Antioch, the Pisidian Survey Project evolved as a regional project to record monuments, inscriptions and other identifiable surface remains of the Classical and Postclassical period (roughly 700 BC to AD 700) in the area of ancient Pisidia, concentrating on the major city settlements – notably Pisidian Antioch, Cremna, Sagalassos, Ariassos, Cretepolis, Sia, Panemouteichos, Döşeme Boğazı, Kodrula (Kaynar Kalesi), Melli, and Pednelissos.  Details of the discoveries made at each of these places are found in separate reports.


Mitchell, S. 1991: ‘The hellenization of Pisidia’ Mediterranean Archaeology 4: 119-45

Mitchell, S. 1992: ‘Hellenismus in Pisidien’, in E. Schwertheim (ed.), Forschungen in Pisidien. Bonn: 1-27

Mitchell, S. 1998: ‘The Pisidian Survey’, in R. Matthews (ed.), Ancient Anatolia: 50 Years Work by the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara. Oxford: 237-254

Mitchell, S. and Horsley, G. H. R. 2000: The Inscriptions of Central Pisidia. Bonn

Vandeput, L. 2009: ‘Late Antiquity in the Taurus Mountains: Remains in Pednelissos and its Territory’ Colloquium Anatolicum 8: 23-44

Vandeput L. and Köse, V. 2013: ‘Survey in the Taurus Mountains: Methodologies of the Pisidia Survey Project’ in L. Lavan And M. Mulryan, Late Antique Archaeology 9 [in press]

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