Overview of the 2002 season
The epigraphic survey of the site, carried out by P. Baker and G. Thériault assisted by F. Lafrenière and N. Chénier, for a second year, and M. Bolduc, student at Université Laval, was carried out from June 15 to July 20. In addition to exploring the surrounding area, the team was able to continue the inventory of the Xanthos storage room and process the inscriptions being dug out in simultaneous archaeological work. The results of the survey are the following:
- 18 texts and fragments of new texts discovered in the survey, and 4 texts found that had been recorded in P. Demargne’s notebook;
- 20 TAM texts found in situ;
- 18 texts and fragments of texts discovered during the dig work going on while we were in the field and 1 inscription on mosaic that was dug up in the excavation of the civil basilica located at the junction between decumanus and cardo;
- 40 inscriptions identified in the storage room (7 fragments of the inscription for Onasander (Onasandros) on the theatre pillar, 18 unpublished texts mentioned in the Demargne notebook and 15 unpublished texts not mentioned in the Demargne notebook).
At the end of the 2002 season, we had seen and recorded a total of 189 texts : 146 texts unpublished and 43 texts from TAM (out of 134).
Description of the surveyed sector
Works were established in such a way as to continue what had been undertaken the previous year: the survey of the western and northern sides of the Upper town beyond the city wall and the Muslim cemetery below the site. To these surveyed sectors, we added the eastern side of the Lycian acropolis, to the north to the theatre and to the south beyond the city wall to the Hellenistic gate.
Survey report 2002 (~ 1.5 Mo) in PDF format and only in French.