Water mills in the area of Sagalassos: a disappearing ancient technology

  title={Water mills in the area of Sagalassos: a disappearing ancient technology},
  author={Kristien Donners and Marc Waelkens and Jozef Deckers},
  journal={Anatolian Studies},
  pages={1 - 17}
Abstract As water mills are quickly disappearing throughout Turkey, it is becoming very difficult to collect information about this type of ancient technology. By means of an ethno-archaeological study carried out in the territory of ancient Sagalassos (Pisidia), the very limited remains of 15 water mills were recorded. Following the recent introduction of electric mills, water mills have lost their previous importance and today some of the mill houses are used as stables or shelters… 

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