Ceramicus Redivivus: The Early Iron Age Potters' Field in the Area of the Classical Athenian Agora
ASCSA, 2003 - 370 ページ
This volume publishes selected material associated with potters' workshops and pottery production from some fourteen Early Iron Age contexts northwest of the Athenian Akropolis 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 up until the time that 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, and a variety of other potters' debris; there is also a reassessment of the evidence associated with the kiln underlying the later Tholos. Comparative material is assembled and discussed from other parts of Greece and South Italy, including that from the Potters' Quarters at Corinth and Metaponto, and there is discussion of related material from other cultures. The location of such potters' refuse in the later Agora but in an area that was known in a variety of ancient literary sources as the Kerameikos, suggests that here was the original Potters' Quarter of Athens. Such a conclusion raises a number of concerning the topography of early Athens, including the location of the old Agora, its relationship to the harbours at Phaleron and the Piraeus, and the Early Iron Age settlement of Athens on and immediately around the Akropolis.
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THE MATERIAL AND ITS CONTEXT SELECT CATALOGUE OF EARLY IRON AGE TESTPIECES AND OTHER POTTERS DEBRIS FROM T...
THE MATERIAL AND ITS INTERPRETATION NOTES ON THE POTTERS REFUSE FROM THE FIRING OF ATHENIAN POTTERY
TESTPIECES IN LATER PERIODS CATALOGUE AND DISCUSSION
CERAMICUS REDIVIVUS A CONTRIBUTION TO THE TOPOGRAPHICAL STUDY OF EARLY ATHENS
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Acropolis Agora sample Agora VIII Amaroussi amphora aryballos Athenian Agora Athens base body and reserved Brann canonically decorated Clay body close to pink Corinth XV Corinthian Corinthian test-pieces cut from body Cutting F deposit S 17:2 Diam draw-hole Early Iron Age edge excavations Figure fired black firing temperature fragmentary horizontal bands hydria interior and exterior Interior painted solid joining frr Kerameikos kiln Kiln deposit H kotyle krater large closed vessel Late Geometric loomweights lower body Metaponto Mycenaean neck oinochoe one-handled cup open vessel Paint on interior Papadopoulos Peristeri pieces poorly fired portion of test-piece pots potters preserving portion preserving small portion production discard Protogeometric red-figured reddish brown reserved band shoulder skyphos Stoa Stoa Basileios Stoa of Attalos tendency to flake terracotta terracotta figurines Test-piece cut Test-piece fragment cut thickly applied Tholos traces of paint underside upper body upper wall vertical vitrification wasters