METHOD


The method of study is based on evaluation of real urban archaeological resources – possibly conserved heritage- in multi-layered historic city centres. Garmy (1995, 3-8) enhances the urban continuum term that used in terms of topographical and chronological components instead of highlighting specific elements in cities and defines an approach is different from a basic inventory. The approach looks for “real” heritage resulting from a long series of interventions that creates gaps in an ideal heritage determined by historical development.

In defined context, the formula Pr=(Pi-D)q is basically defined to determine (Pr) real urban archaeological potential. In the formula,

“Pi” is theoretically the successive occupation of the city and its topohistorical development.

“D” means the massive destruction of archaeological strata by varying factors

“q” is directly related with the quality of archaeological deposit that determined by topographic factors, archaeological sites’ capacity to preserve material and the extent of cultural deposit (Garmy, 1995, 3)

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