Research method bases of Garmy's (1995: 3) basic formula determines preservative effect of topography, soil type and the extent of the cultural deposit as the quality of archaeological deposit ("q" factor). Especially the depths of archaeological findings and the extent of archaeological resources in Tarsus historic city centre have a crucial impact to define the "q" factor, but there are insufficient data to define an exact q factor. Therefore, firstly, inquiry soundings, salvage works and excavations including detailed data on archaeological stratification and soil classifications were grouped as a new dataset. After that, an extensive survey was made in Tarsus historic city centre by a soil expert to examine aforementioned data on site and understand changes in soil accumulation.


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