UCL logo

UCL Discovery

UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

One hundred sherds of grey: compositional and technological characterization of Medieval greyware pottery production at Cabrera d'Anoia, Catalonia, Spain

Trave Allepuz, E; Quinn, PS; Lopez Perez, MD; Padilla Lapuente, JI; (2014) One hundred sherds of grey: compositional and technological characterization of Medieval greyware pottery production at Cabrera d'Anoia, Catalonia, Spain. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences , 6 (4) pp. 397-410. 10.1007/s12520-014-0179-2. Green open access

[img]
Preview
Text
Quinn_Trave et al. 2014 RPS.pdf - ["content_typename_Accepted version" not defined]

Download (19MB) | Preview

Abstract

Detailed petrographic and geochemical analyses of 100 sherds of greyware cooking pottery from the large Medieval kiln site of Cabrera d’Anoia have revealed the presence of several compositional groups that are correlated to different phases in the operation of the site. These appear to relate to changes in the extraction of local raw materials for pottery production concomitant with the development of the workshop over several centuries. Macroscopic, microstructural and mineralogical analyses have permitted the reconstruction of a consistent tradition of ceramic manufacture at d’Anoia. Close correspondence between the petrographic and geochemical characterisation of the sherds provides several well-defined compositional reference groups for this major production centre. This is permitting the identification of the products of Cabrera d’Anoia at other rural sites in Catalonia and will provide a firm basis with which to examine the supply and demand of utilitarian pottery vessels in this area during the Medieval period.

Type: Article
Title: One hundred sherds of grey: compositional and technological characterization of Medieval greyware pottery production at Cabrera d'Anoia, Catalonia, Spain
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s12520-014-0179-2
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-014-0179-2
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Medieval Pottery, Petrography, Geochemistry, Kiln-Site, Catalonia, Spain
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1434057
Downloads since deposit
32Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item