Overview of the 2005 season
The epigraphic mission of 2005 lasted six weeks, from June 20 to July 29, during which the survey of the extra-muros sectors was almost completed and that of the intra-muros sectors started. It was also the opportunity to complete a pool of photographs of the stones, first, during a week-long session in the archaeological storage room (where most fragments are located) and, second, during a night session to photograph stones in artificial lighting that were at angles or with forms (mainly cylindrical bases) that make day-light inadequate for photography. In addition to P. Baker and G. Thériault, the team was made up of M. Rocheleau, G. Vincelli (second year), and M. Lajeunesse, student at Université Laval.
The 2005 season brought a significant advancement in the organization of the work and in how the data was recorded. Mapping of the site was entrusted to B. Lachance, a GIS specialist from Université Laval. His task was to acquire data necessary for creating a topographical map of the site. Every in situ inscription is now georeferenced, thus making it possible to produce thematic maps with the positions of selected inscriptions.
Like in past years, this season’s harvest was plentiful: 53 new texts, detailed as follows:
- 13 honorific bases;
- 17 epitaphs;
- 1 religious dedication;
- 20 fragments of an undetermined nature;
- 2 Lycian fragments (found close to the cliff-tombs on the “Roman” acropolis’ north flank).
At the end of the survey, we had seen and recorded a total of 337 texts on the site : 279 unpublished texts and 58 texts from TAM (out of 134).
Description of the surveyed sectors
The sectors surveyed in 2005 were the following:
- Outside the city wall, the north-eastern zone;
- Inside the city wall, north-eastern sector, from the
of the Byzantine basilica to the north gate.
Survey reports 2005, in PDF format and only in French.