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Amphorae from Caronia and Caronia Marina, Provincia di Messina, Sicily – Thin-Section analyses

Lindahl, Anders LU (2006) In Caleacte. Production and exchange in a north Sicilian town c. 500 BC-AD 500 p.253-267
Abstract
The Amphorae was a common container for transportation of especially liquid goods in the Greco-Roman world. There are several known production sites of these vessels around the Mediterranean. The shapes of the different amphorae have been amply described and grouped according to different systems. There has also been several works describing the fabric of the vessels and also attempts to link vessels to clay quarries (provenance) based on fabric analyses.

To what extent may an analysis of ceramic thin-sections add information to the question of work-shops and production sites? In this small investigation the analyses were made without any prior knowledge as to type of amphora, find location and assumed production area. The... (More)
The Amphorae was a common container for transportation of especially liquid goods in the Greco-Roman world. There are several known production sites of these vessels around the Mediterranean. The shapes of the different amphorae have been amply described and grouped according to different systems. There has also been several works describing the fabric of the vessels and also attempts to link vessels to clay quarries (provenance) based on fabric analyses.

To what extent may an analysis of ceramic thin-sections add information to the question of work-shops and production sites? In this small investigation the analyses were made without any prior knowledge as to type of amphora, find location and assumed production area. The results have to be weighted in relation to the variables mentioned above and not least be put in relation to the probable dating of the finds. (Less)
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Caleacte. Production and exchange in a north Sicilian town c. 500 BC-AD 500
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To what extent may an analysis of ceramic thin-sections add information to the question of work-shops and production sites? In this small investigation the analyses were made without any prior knowledge as to type of amphora, find location and assumed production area. The results have to be weighted in relation to the variables mentioned above and not least be put in relation to the probable dating of the finds.},
  author       = {Lindahl, Anders},
  keyword      = {provenance,production,amphorae,thin-section analysis,Roman},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {253--267},
  publisher    = {Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University},
  series       = {Caleacte. Production and exchange in a north Sicilian town c. 500 BC-AD 500},
  title        = {Amphorae from Caronia and Caronia Marina, Provincia di Messina, Sicily – Thin-Section analyses},
  year         = {2006},
}