Archaeopalynological investigations in the territory of Sagalassos (southwestern Turkey)


Palynological research is performed in the territory of Sagalassos in order to make a reconstruction of the landscape, with particular interest for the Hellenistic-Roman Period. In the first place, the objective is to estimate the impact of the Hellenistic and Roman people on the landscape. Also, it is tried to find out whether climate changes had an influence on the vegetation. Cores are sampled from different parts in the territory of Sagalassos to have an overview of the vegetation changes throughout the territory. Additionally, modern pollen studies are performed as a reference frame for the interpretation of the fossil pollen data.


palynology, paleo-ecology, vegetations, reconstruction, archeology, paleoclimates, terrestrial, botany, vegetation-reconstruction, Ponds and lakes , standing waters, Garrigue, maquis and bush, Forests, Cultivated and artificial habitats, Ecology, Sagalassos, SW-Turkey, southwestern Turkey, Vascular plants, Spermatophyta


Turkey {Geographical scope}


Name Role Start End
Laboratory of Plant Systematics unknown


Reference Role
Vermoere, M. & E. Smets [1996(1997)]Palynological investigations of travertine deposits in Basköy (SW Turkey). Biol. Jaarb. Dodonaea 64: 160-175. author
Vermoere, M., Degryse, P., Vanhecke, L., Muchez, Ph., Paulissen, E., Smets, E. & M. Waelkens (1999) Pollen analysis of 2 travertine sections in Basköy (SW Turkey): implications for environmental conditions during the early Holocene. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 105: 93-110. author
Vermoere, M., Waelkens, M., Vanhaverbeke, H., Librecht, I.,Paulissen, E., Vanhecke, L. & E. Smets (2000) Late Holocene environmental change and the record of human impact at Gravgaz near Sagalassos, SW Turkey. Journal of Archaeological Science 27: 571-595. author
Vermoere, M., Vanhecke, L., Waelkens, M. & E. Smets (2000) A comparison between modern pollen spectra of moss cushions and Cundill pollen traps. Implications for the interpretation of fossil pollen data from SW Turkey. Grana 39: 146-158. author
Vermoere, M., Vanhecke, L., Waelkens, M. & E. Smets (2001) Modern pollen spectra from the territory of Sagalassos (SW Turkey) and their use for the interpretation of a late Holocene pollen diagram. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 114 (1-2): 29-52. author

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