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H 245 x W 175 mm

154 pages

25 figures, 16 tables and 16 colour plate section containing 167 illustrations

Published May 2018

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784918590

Digital: 9781784918606

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Ceramics; pottery; atlas; Eastern Italy; Bronze Age; Impasto; pertrography

Atlas of Ceramic Fabrics 1

Italy: North-East, Adriatic, Ionian. Bronze Age: Impasto

By Valentina Cannavò, Sara Tiziana Levi

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This book presents and interprets the petrographic composition of Bronze Age Impasto pottery (23rd-10th centuries BCE) found in the eastern part of Italy. This is the first of a series of Atlases organised according to geographical areas, chronology and types of wares. This volume contains 935 samples from 63 sites.



1 Introduction: Q and A (Sara Tiziana Levi) ;
2 Fabrics (Valentina Cannavò and Sara Tiziana Levi) ;
3 Archaeological implications (Sara Tiziana Levi and Valentina Cannavò) ;
4 Databases (Valentina Cannavò, Sara Tiziana Levi, Daniele Brunelli and Andrea Di Renzoni) ;
DB1 Samples by fabric ;
DB2 Samples by site ;
DB3 Fabrics (description) ;
DB4 Fabrics ;
5 Bibliography

About the Author

Valentina Cannavó’s research focuses on the archaeometric investigation of ancient pottery. She is a research fellow at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia where she obtained a PhD in archaeological science (2010). Valentina teaches pottery technology (Ferrara University) and applied geoarchaeology (Modena and Reggio Emilia University) to graduate students. ;

Sara T. Levi’s research focuses on the ancient pottery through an integrated archaeological, technological and archaeometric approach, and on the Bronze Age of central Mediterranean. She obtained a PhD in archaeology at Sapienza University in Rome (1996). Since 2015 she has been teaching archaeology at Hunter College in New York, after spending eight years at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia as professor of archaeological methodology.