Masons’ marks, though often not fully documented, interpreted and researched, are well-attested at sites from the Classical periods. This article presents a complete study of masons’ marks from Antiochia Hippos of the Decapolis. The survey of the site yielded 374 Roman-period marks: 359 used for accounts and 15 probably used for indication of assembly order. The presence of masons’ marks on some of the structures at Hippos and other Roman-period sites in Syria-Palaestina points to details of the organization of work. The marks show chronological dependency, and consequently can be used to indicate relative and even absolute dating.
|Number of pages||20|
|State||Published - 2 Jan 2019|
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- Antiochia Hippos
- Construction process
- Masons’ marks
- Quarry organization
- Stone working
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies