Author : İlknur Gültekin
Type : Özgün Makale
Printing Year : Aralık 2017
Doi Number :
Number : 3
Date : 2017-07-31 00:07:50


Re-use of materials belonging to the old structure is a common practice that comes out in every period. Materials collected from antique monuments are reused in newly constructed buildings as well as materials that are unavailable in the same period are used again in other structures. The materials obtained are used in accordance with its function or by providing a new function. It is the most important reason why the spolia material is cheap and ready to be used in constructions. The intense appearance of recycled materials after the Late Antiquity is associated with the weakening of economic power. In addition to the economic aspect, some researchers argue that the use of recycled materials is also related to political strength. It is seen that in some structures located in the center of Amasya, a large number of spolia materials are used. In total 5 buildings in the area, 28 spolia stone works were found.Previous studies have been carried out on spolia materal in the region, but stone works have not been introduced in detail. In this study, the structures and spolia materials used in the spolia materials in the region will be introduced in detail and compared with the other stone works in the regions around Amasya. We will try to reach a conclusion about the existence of quarries or the workshops that make production and send material in the region. A detailed study on the works of Roman and Byzantine periods in Amasya has not been conduct A research on the Roman and Byzantine periods will ensure the correct conclusions about the place of arrival of the spolia materials.


Amasya, Spolia Material, Stone Works, Late Antiquity, Byzantine
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