Ceramicus Redivivus: The Early Iron Age Potters' Field in the Area of the Classical Athenian Agora

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ASCSA, 2003 - History - 370 pages
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This volume presents selected material associated with potters' workshops and pottery production from some 14 Early Iron Age contexts northwest of the Athenian Acropolis that range in date from the Protogeometric through Archaic periods. Located in the area that was to become the Agora of Classical Athens, these deposits establish that the place was used for industrial activity until it was formally transformed into the civic and commercial center of the city in the early 5th century B.C. The Early Iron Age potters' debris published in this volume sheds light on many aspects of pottery production, in prehistory as well as in the Classical and later periods. The material includes test-pieces, wasters and other production discards. There is also a reassessment of the evidence associated with the kiln underlying the later Tholos.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE MATERIAL AND ITS CONTEXT SELECT CATALOGUE OF EARLY IRON AGE TESTPIECES AND OTHER POTTERS DEBRIS FROM T...
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THE MATERIAL AND ITS INTERPRETATION NOTES ON THE POTTERS REFUSE FROM THE FIRING OF ATHENIAN POTTERY
191
TESTPIECES IN LATER PERIODS CATALOGUE AND DISCUSSION
225
CERAMICUS REDIVIVUS A CONTRIBUTION TO THE TOPOGRAPHICAL STUDY OF EARLY ATHENS
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ESTIMATION OF CERAMIC FIRING TEMPERATURES BY MEANS OF THERMOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS
317
REFERENCES
337
CONCORDANCES
355
INDEX
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John K. Papadopoulos is a Professor in the Department of Classics and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA. Evelyn Lord Smithson (1923-1992) was a Professor of Classics and Archaeology at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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