The Roman Pottery Manufacturing Site in Highgate Wood

Excavations 1966-78

Author: A. E. Brown,H. L. Sheldon

Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology

ISBN: 9781784919788

Category: History

Page: 404

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Excavations at Highgate Wood, London, over a period of eight years uncovered at least ten pottery kilns, waster heaps, ditches and pits, but only a few definite structures. This volume provides a very detailed analysis of the forms and fabrics of the pottery finds.

Materiality, Techniques and Society in Pottery Production

The Technological Study of Archaeological Ceramics Through Paste Analysis

Author: Daniel Albero Santacreu

Publisher: de Gruyter Open

ISBN: 9783110410198

Category: Archaeology

Page: 336

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Daniel Albero Santacreu presents a wide overview of certain aspects of the pottery analysis that can be obtained through archaeometric approaches along with the theoretical concepts and a deep contextual analysis. The book provides an adequate framework for understanding the way pottery production is organised and clarifies the meaning and role of the pottery in archaeological and traditional societies.

Roman Funerary Monuments of South-Western Pannonia in Their Material, Social, and Religious Context

Author: Branka Migotti,Marjeta Sasel Kos Jamison,Iva Radman-Livaja

Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology

ISBN: 9781789690217

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 6864

This book has come about as a result of the project 'Roman Funerary Monuments of South-Western Pannonia in their Material, Social, and Religious Context', unfolding between 2015 and 2018 in the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts under the auspices of the Croatian Science Foundation, with B. Migotti as the project leader and M. Sasel Kos and I. Radman-Livaja as collaborators. 'Roman Funerary Monuments of South-Western Pannonia in their Material, Social, and Religious Context' examines around two hundred funerary monuments and fragments (stelai, sarcophagi, ash-chests, tituli, altars, medallions and buildings) from three Roman cities in the south-west part of the Roman province of Pannonia in the territory of north-west Croatia: colonia Siscia (Sisak) and municipia Andautonia (Sčitarjevo) and Aquae Balissae (Daruvar). A juxtaposition of the evidence from three administrative units of different dimensions and municipal profiles, and of unequal importance in the wider area, offered a good opportunity for a meaningful comparison of the main components for a reconstruction of material, social and cultural components of the three Romano-provincial communities. The components studied were: 1 - territorial scope of the individual cities; 2 - quantification of the monuments in terms of kinds and chronology; 3 - structural typology and iconography; 4 - social aspects of the monument use; 5 - ritual and religious aspects (incineration vs. inhumation, classical religion vs. Christianity); 6 - geo-archaeological aspect. The most valuable contributions have been achieved in the geo-archaeological field, as such research had never been carried out in the studied area before.

Working in Memphis

The Production of Faience at Roman Period Kom Helul

Author: Paul T. Nicholson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780856982101

Category: History

Page: 322

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This book reports on the excavation of a faience kiln at Kom Helul, Memphis. The kiln is of the early Roman Period and appears to be of the same type as those excavated by Flinders Petrie in the early twentieth century. The book attempts to place Petrie's finds in their archaeological context and to reinterpret his evidence in the light of findings from the new excavation. In so doing, a new outline of the chaine operatoire of faience production during the Roman Period is proposed and its relationship to the making of pre-Roman faience is discussed. The book includes an illustrated catalogue of finds.

Worlds Apart Trading Together

The Organisation of Long-distance Trade Between Rome and India in Antiquity

Author: Kasper Grønlund Evers

Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology

ISBN: 9781784917425

Category: History

Page: 222

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This book sets out to replace the outdated notion of 'Indo-Roman trade', integrating new findings from the last 30 years. Analysis conducted demonstrates that highly substantial levels of trade took place between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean in the 1st-6th c. altering consumption and production in India, South Arabia and the Roman Empire.

The Cambridge Prehistory of the Bronze and Iron Age Mediterranean

Author: A. Bernard Knapp,Peter van Dommelen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131619406X

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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The Cambridge Prehistory of the Bronze and Iron Age Mediterranean offers new insights into the material and social practices of many different Mediterranean peoples during the Bronze and Iron Ages, presenting in particular those features that both connect and distinguish them. Contributors discuss in depth a range of topics that motivate and structure Mediterranean archaeology today, including insularity and connectivity; mobility, migration, and colonization; hybridization and cultural encounters; materiality, memory, and identity; community and household; life and death; and ritual and ideology. The volume's broad coverage of different approaches and contemporary archaeological practices will help practitioners of Mediterranean archaeology to move the subject forward in new and dynamic ways. Together, the essays in this volume shed new light on the people, ideas, and materials that make up the world of Mediterranean archaeology today, beyond the borders that separate Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.


Author: Raz Kletter,Irit Ziffer,Wolfgang Zwickel

Publisher: Saint-Paul

ISBN: 9783727816673

Category: Archaeology and history

Page: 473

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Landscapes of Settlement

Prehistory to the Present

Author: Brian Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134811977

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 6052

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Materiality and Social Practice

Transformative Capacities of Intercultural Encounters

Author: Joseph Maran,Philipp W. Stockhammer

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 9781782975410

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 7061

Materiality and Social Practice investigates the transformative potential arising from the interplay between material forms, social practices and intercultural relations. Such a focus necessitates an approach that takes a transcultural perspective as a fundamental methodology and, then a broader understanding of the inter-relationship between humans and objects. Adopting a transcultural approach forces us to change archaeology's approach towards items coming from the outside. By using them mostly for reconstructing systems of exchange or for chronology, archaeology has for a long time reduced them to their properties as objects and as being foreign. This volume explores the notion that the significance of such items does not derive from the transfer from one place to another as such but, rather, from the ways in which they were used and contextualised. The main question is how, through their integration into discourses and practices, new frameworks of meaning were created conforming neither with what had existed in the receiving society nor in the area of origin of the objects.

Mobility and Pottery Production

Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives

Author: Caroline Heitz,Regine Stapfer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789088904608


Page: 270

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This book combines findings from archaeology and anthropology on the making, use and distribution of hand-made pottery, the rhythms of mobility involved and the transformations triggered by such processes, discussing different theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches.

Ceramic Production in Early Hispanic California

Craft, Economy, and Trade on the Frontier of New Spain

Author: Russell K. Skowronek,M. James Blackman,Ronald L. Bishop

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813049816

Category: Social Science

Page: 389

View: 7416

The presidios, missions, and pueblos of both Spanish and Mexican California have provided a rich trove of ceramics materials; however, sparse analysis of the more remote areas of New Spain left an incomplete picture of economies. This volume rectifies this gap by examining the 18th and 19th century ceramic production in Alta California.

The Wisdom of Thoth

Magical Texts in Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations

Author: Grażyna Bąkowska-Czerner,Agata Swierzowska,Alessandro Roccati

Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology

ISBN: 9781784912475


Page: 132

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This volume represents a selection of contributions on Mediterranean themes from a wider international interdisciplinary conference on Magical Texts in Ancient Civilizations, organised by the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilizations at Jagiellonian University in Krakow in Poland between 27-28 June 2013. The meeting welcomed researchers from Hungary, Italy, Poland and Ukraine, covering various disciplines including comparative civilizations, comparative religions, linguistics, archaeology, anthropology, history and philosophy. In the past 'magic' was often misunderstood as irrational behaviour, in contrast to the tradition of philosophical or rational thought mostly based on Greek models. Evidence collected from ancient high cultures, like that of Pharaonic Egypt, includes massive amounts of documents and treatises of all kinds related to what has been labelled 'magic'. Today it cannot be written off as merely a primitive or 'lesser human' phenomenon: the awareness of magic remains to the present day in many societies, at all social levels, and has not been generally replaced by what might be considered as more advanced thinking. The researches in this volume focus heavily on Egypt (in particular Predynastic, Pharaonic, Hellenistic, Roman and Christian evidence), but Near Eastern material was also presented from Pagan (Ugaritic) and Christian (Syriac) times.

Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Pippa Brand

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated


Category: History

Page: 111

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Traces the history of the Anglo-Saxon civilization in England from the 5th to the 11th centuries as revealed by archaeologists' excavations and laboratory tests.

Political Economies of the Aegean Bronze Age

Papers from the Langford Conference, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 22-24 February 2007

Author: Daniel J. Pullen

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

View: 4121

"This volume brings together an international group of researchers to address how Mycenaean and Minoan states controlled the economy. The contributions, originally delivered at the 2007 Langford Conference at Florida State University, examine the political economies of state (and pre-state) entities within the Aegean Bronze Age, including the issues of: centralization and multiple scales of production, distribution, and consumption within a polity; importance of extraregional trade; craft specialization; the role of non-elite institutions, and the political economy before the emergence of the palaces. The contributors address these issues from an explicitly comparative perspective, both within and across Minoan and Mycenaean contexts. The conclusions reached in this volume shed new light on the essential differences between and among "Minoan" and "Mycenaean" states through their political economies."--Publisher's description.

Eastern Desert Ware

Traces of the Inhabitants of the Eastern Deserts in Egypt and Sudan During the 4th-6th Centuries Ce

Author: H. Barnard

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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This study presents the first comprehensive description of a small corpus of ceramic vessels, now defined as Eastern Desert Ware (EDW). The vessels that comprise this corpus are hand-made cups and bowls, shaped without the use of a potter's wheel, with proportionally thin walls and well-finished surfaces. Larger vessels and closed forms do occur very sporadically, although these forms may so far have escaped recognition. Many of the outside and several inside surfaces of the vessels are burnished and decorated with geometrical patterns impressed or incised in the unfired clay. These patterns are often remarkably asymmetric and frequently enhanced by a white inlay or a partial red slip. Eastern Desert Ware has been found in archaeological contexts predominantly dated to the 4th-6th centuries CE, by associated pottery, coins, and radiocarbon analysis, in the Nile Valley between the Fifth Cataract, just north of where the Atbara debouches into the Nile, and the First Cataract near Aswan, as well as in the desert to the east, between Quseir and Port Sudan, an area of roughly 350,000 km . CHAPTER ONE: Historical Background of the Eastern Desert and Eastern Desert Ware; CHAPTER TWO: The Macroscopic Description of Eastern Desert Ware and its Comparison with Associated Pottery Material; CHAPTER THREE: The Provenance of Eastern Desert Ware as Suggested by the Chemical Composition of the Fabric of the Vessels; CHAPTER FOUR: The Use of Eastern Desert Ware as Suggested by Lipid Residues in the Walls of the Vessels; CHAPTER FIVE: The Eastern Desert and the Production of Eastern Desert Ware; CHAPTER SIX: Interpretative Summary and Conclusions.

SOMA 2014

Proceedings of the 18th Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology, Wrocław, Poland, 24-26 April 2014

Author: Blazej Stanislawski,Hakan Oniz

Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology

ISBN: 9781784914943

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 200

View: 9011

The 18th annual meeting of the Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA) was held in Wrocław-Poland, 24th to 26th April 2014. Since prehistoric times the Mediterranean has acted as a stage for intense interactions between groups inhabiting regions that are now studied mainly within various sub-fields of ancient studies. In recent years, however, the development of research techniques and analytical models of archaeological evidence have identified similar historical paths that are similar, if not, in some cases, common to these disparate areas of the ancient world from West (Iberian peninsula) to East (Anatolia and Levant), from North (Europe, Black Sea Coast) to South (Maghreb and Egypt). The 18th SOMA provided a forum for presentations related to the above-mentioned topics, as well as general themes such as the role of the sea, trade, colonization, even piracy, using archaeological data collected within contexts associated with the Mediterranean Basin and the area referred to as the Ancient Near East, ranging chronologically from the Prehistoric to Medieval periods. This current volume contains 22 papers selected from the 90 presented.

Ancient Europe

8000 B.C. -- A.D. 1000 : Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World

Author: Peter I. Bogucki,Pam J. Crabtree

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9780684806686

Category: Antiquities, Prehistoric

Page: 1100

View: 7653

This detailed encyclopedia is the first to explore the many peoples of early European civilization. Viewed as "barbarian" through the lens of ancient Greece and Rome, these civilizations were responsible for such accomplishments as the rise of farming in the Neolithic era and the building of Stonehenge. Coverage extends from prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000) when tribal movements helped define the end of ancient culture and the rise of the modern European world. Features include 250 black-and-white illustrations; 20 maps; a chronology; a topical outline and index; color frontispieces and two eight-page color inserts; cartographic endpapers; and more.