After the evaluation of ideal urban archaeological potential in Tarsus historic city centre by equi-property zone, destruction by nature or modern impacts were determined. Firstly, the impacts of changes of the Kyndos River, on archaeological stratification were evaluated. Secondly, destruction by re-use and re-occupation, in details, destructive effects of later periods on previous ones were determined. In addition to natural factors, impacts of modern development and infrastructure works are evaluated as destructive forces on urban archaeological resources. As a result, in addition to archaeologically sensitive foci, open areas, low, partial, moderate and high destruction zones are determined.


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