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Four centuries of cooking wares at Priene: Tracing transformation in supply and trade patterns in western Asia minor (Turkey)

Amicone, Silvia; Müller, Noémi S; Heinze, Lars; Schneider, Gerwulf; Neumann, Svenja; Fenn, Nina; Kiriatzi, Evangelia; (2022) Four centuries of cooking wares at Priene: Tracing transformation in supply and trade patterns in western Asia minor (Turkey). Advances in Archaeomaterials , 3 (2) pp. 56-77. 10.1016/j.aia.2023.05.002. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a diachronic and multidisciplinary investigation into the production and consumption of cooking ware in the ancient city of Priene (Turkey). Three major chronological horizons are considered, covering the fourth to the first century BCE: the late Classical/early Hellenistic period, the middle Hellenistic period, and the late Hellenistic/early Roman Imperial period. Following a thorough typological and macroscopic study of fabrics, an integrated analytical approach combining petrography and elemental analysis (wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence) was applied to investigate the main macroscopic types and fabrics that characterised cooking wares. Integration of the results from the typological study with the subsequent analyses of 90 representative samples has provided high-resolution insights into cooking ware production and consumption at Priene over the study period. In addition to tracing transformations in local and regional manufacture over time, the results show that cooking wares were imported to the city from several places and, moreover, at a scale at least equivalent to that for other categories of ceramic vessels at that time. Changes in the manufacturing technology of local and regional products and the origin of imports are discussed in the context of significant historical developments that took place in this region over the period covered by the study.

Type: Article
Title: Four centuries of cooking wares at Priene: Tracing transformation in supply and trade patterns in western Asia minor (Turkey)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.aia.2023.05.002
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aia.2023.05.002
Language: English
Additional information: © 2023 University of Science and Technology Beijing. Publishing services by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of KeAi Communications Co. Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Keywords: Cooking wares, Trade, Ancient technology, Mediterranean Sea, Asia Minor
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10182005
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