The Early Byzantine Domed Basilicas of West Asia Minor. An Essay in Graphic Reconstruction [chapter]

Nikolaos D. Karydis
Field Methods and Post-Excavation Techniques in Late Antique Archaeology  
This paper investigates the methodology employed in the recent survey and reconstruction of the major Early Byzantine domed churches of western Asia Minor. This involved both the documentation of construction details, as well as their interpretation by reference to coeval monuments elsewhere. Focusing on this methodology, the author explores techniques of graphical recording and the theoretical framework within which parallels with other buildings can inform the work of reconstruction. The
more » ... led examination of two case studies illustrates the way in which seemingly random scraps of testimony can be interpreted to provide evidence for the missing superstructure of ruined churches. These case studies also serve to demonstrate how the methodology adapts to sites with different characteristics, and helps to assess the credibility of the resulting graphic reconstructions. LAAJ 9_f12_355-382.indd 358 8/29/2013 4:28:18 PM LAAJ 9_f12_355-382.indd 360
doi:10.1163/22134522-12340013 fatcat:gqtrt5ldkveshbtpmm5x4vgv3y