Late Iron Age Ceramic Manufacturing along the Maritsa River in the Northwestern Rhodope Mountains. A Characterization from Emporion Pistiros
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PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta
SourceStudia Hercynia, 2018, 22, 1, p. 77-95
Bulgarian Thrace, Late Iron Age, indigenous ceramics, technological choices
In the history of archaeology of ancient Thrace, the analysis of indigenous ceramics has re‑ ceived less attention than other archaeological material, especially imported Greek wares. In recent years however, more archaeologists have begun intensively analyzing these ceramics in an attempt to further understand external influences on the manufacturing and consumption practices of ancient Thracians. The purpose of this article is to describe recently excavated, locally made ceramics from an inland market site known as emporion Pistiros. Although this site has a long history of archaeological excavation, this article utilizes diagnostic sherds ex‑ cavated during the field school campaigns of the Balkan Heritage Foundation between 2013 and 2016, which are hitherto unanalyzed. Through the use of a systematic cataloguing and analysis system this article attempts to present characterizations about these ceramics from the Late Iron Age in the Northwestern Rhodope Mountains, which will result in a typological system for use at the site as well as cross‑site comparisons.