A Systematic Approach to Documentation of Anatolian Seljuk Period Mason's Marks: A Case Study of Agzikara Han

Binan D. U., Binan C. Ş.

ADALYA, vol.12, pp.319-345, 2009 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: ADALYA
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.319-345
  • Keywords: Historical Building Process, Anatolian Seljuk's Architecture, Mason's Marks, Medieval Anatolian Architecture, conservation of stone buildings, Agzikara Han, caravansaray, Cultural Heritage, GIS
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


One of the most important results of this study, particularly with regard to the aim of describing the object being studied, is the documentation method for the mason's marks that allow us to describe and document in detail mason's marks observed in medieval Anatolian Turkish architecture. A documentation method for mason's marks has been established that provides us with a means of examining the mason's marks on either a single structure or the Anatolian Seljuk period structures as a whole, and an example has been presented by implementing the method on a selected monument.