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382 pages

Published Jun 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803274614

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DOI 10.32028/9781803274614

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Pottery as Evidence for Commerce and Culture from Prehistoric Times to the Islamic Period

Edited by Zeynep Koçel Erdem, Zeynep Koçel Erdem, Reyhan Şahin

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This volume draws attention to the importance of pottery evidence in evaluating archaeological material from Thrace. The volume considers the informative value of pottery in tracing cultural and political phases, by providing us with important data about production centres, commercial relations, daily life, religious rituals and burial customs.



Foreword ;

Research History ;
Ceramic Research in Turkish Thrace: Past and Present, Approaches and New Methods – Zeynep Koçel Erdem ;

Pottery As Evidence of Commercial and Cultural Interactions ;
Thrace’s Gateway to Anatolia and the Aegean in the Bronze Age: Maydos-Kilisetepe – Göksel Sazcı, Meral Başaran Mutlu ;
Variation in Late Iron Age Thracian Ceramics from Bulgaria: A Preliminary Evaluation of Cultural Interaction on Ceramic Manufacture and Consumption – Ashlee B. Hart ;
On the Terracotta Sarcophagi from Ionia and the Northern Aegean – Melike Zeren-Hasdağlı ;
Remarks on the Trade in Red-Figure Pottery in Macedonia and Aegean Thrace during the Fourth Century BC – Nikos Akamatis ;
Attic Vases in Thrace as Agents of Commercial and Cultural Values – Despoina Tsiafaki, Amalia Avramidou ;
Attic and Atticizing Glazed Pottery in Eastern Thrace: The Evidence from the Ganos (Işıklar Dağı/Tekirdağ) Survey – Reyhan Şahi̇n ;
Interprétation des Timbres Amphoriques et des Monnaies provenant des Fouilles d’Héraion Teichos – Oya Yağız ;
The Impact of Imports from Asia Minor on Local Production by Northern Thracians in the Second Century BC – First Century AD – Mariana-Cristina Popescu ;
Ilion and Its Role in Aegean Trade – Billur Tekkök Karaöz ;
The Commercial Network of Ainos from Hellenistic Times to Late Antiquity – Asuman Lätzer-Lasar ;

Pottery In Cult Rituals ;
Late Bronze-Early Iron Age Pottery Artefacts in Menekse Catagi Pit Sanctuary – Fisun Frank ;
Pottery and Ceramic Finds in Domestic Cult Practices of Serdica – Mario Ivanov ;
Evaluating a Cult Place in the Light of the Ceramics from the Northern Propontis – H. Arda Bülbül ;

Evaluating Pottery from Surveys and Excavations ;
Pre- and Protohistoric Ceramics from the Thracian Side of Istanbul – Haldun Aydıngün, Şengül G. Aydıngün ;
Ainos Pottery from the Early Period – Sait Başaran ;
Imported pottery at Kadıkalesi (Anaia): Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic Periods – Yasemin Polat, R. Gül Gürteki̇n-Demir ;
Newly Discovered Hellenistic Pottery from Western Istanbul – Gülseren Kan Şahi̇n, Şengül G. Aydıngün ;
Pottery from the Lower Hebros and the Kocaçay Valley Survey – Ergün Karaca ;

Ceramic Ware Studies ;
Gebrauchskeramik aus nordgriechischen Befunden – Maria Deoudi ;
Coarse Ware Study from Ganos: A Panoramic Approach – Sevingül Bi̇lgi̇n Kopçuk ;
Byzantine Glazed Pottery from Thrace – Filiz İnanan ;
Byzantine Glazed Pottery from Thracian Chersonessos: Karainebeyli – Hisarlık – Ayşe Ç. Türker ;
Mould-Decorated Filter Jugs Unearthed During the İznik Tile Kilns Excavation – Belgin Demi̇rsar Arlı, Şennur Kaya, Özlem Erol, Hakan Arlı

About the Author

Zeynep Koçel Erdem graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Prehistory and Archaeology in 1982. She completed her master’s degree in 1984 and PhD in 1996 in Classical Archaeology at the same university. She has been working as faculty member at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University/İstanbul, Department of Archaeology since 2000. Her main research interest is the archaeology of the Eastern Thrace. Since 2008 she has been conducting archaeological surveys in Tekirdağ Province and the Gallipoli Peninsula of Çanakkale Province in Turkey. Since 2021 she is the director of Excavations in Perinthos (Tekirdağ Marmara Ereğlisi).

Reyhan Şahin studied Classical Archaeology at Istanbul University and Goethe University at Frankfurt am Main/Germany. She completed her MA thesis at Goethe University/Frankfurt in 2007 and Phd Thesis at Istanbul University in 2013. In her master’s thesis she examined Attic Black Glazed pottery from Priene/Ionia (Turkey). The subject of her PhD thesis is “Red Figure Pottery from Ainos/Thrace (Enez/Turkey). She has several publications about Attic Pottery of Classical Period as well as Hellenistic and Roman Pottery. She works as Associate Professor of Archaeolgy at Bursa Uludağ University/Turkey.