About Ancient Clay


Potsherds

Pottery is one of the most abundant finds from any archaeological sites of the Roman period, and has been studied systematically for over a century. In the wider context of Roman archaeology, ceramic studies have a number of roles, among the principal of which are dating of sites, examining economic and social structures and illustrating the process of site formation.

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Italy

Amphoras, terra sigillata, fine wares, mortaria and some specialised cooking wares from Italy are widely distributed around the Mediterranean and across the norther provinces during the early Roman period.

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Terminology

Shapes of greek vases

This site offers terms that are linked to examples of the types of greek vases (with pictures) in the Perseus database.

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