Samples of table and cooking ware, dating back to the Byzantine period of the ancient Greekcolony of Cuma, were analysed by optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence andscanning electron microscopy, in order to reconstruct the main technological properties ofthese manufactures. The comparison of minero-petrographical data from these samples withthose of some kiln wastes allowed us to hypothesize a local manufacture for most of theinvestigated specimens and to confirm the relative reference groups. A restricted number ofsamples did not link with the main groups, indicating a regional (or maybe extra-regional)production, in agreement with the widespread circulation of this high-medieval ceramicproduction in southern Italy.

BYZANTINE CERAMIC PRODUCTION FROM CUMA (CAMPI FLEGREI, NAPOLI)

GRIFA C
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MORRA V;LANGELLA A;
2009-01-01

Abstract

Samples of table and cooking ware, dating back to the Byzantine period of the ancient Greekcolony of Cuma, were analysed by optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence andscanning electron microscopy, in order to reconstruct the main technological properties ofthese manufactures. The comparison of minero-petrographical data from these samples withthose of some kiln wastes allowed us to hypothesize a local manufacture for most of theinvestigated specimens and to confirm the relative reference groups. A restricted number ofsamples did not link with the main groups, indicating a regional (or maybe extra-regional)production, in agreement with the widespread circulation of this high-medieval ceramicproduction in southern Italy.
CAMPI FLEGREI; CUMA; BYZANTINE CERAMICS; TABLEWARE; COOKING WARE; KILN WASTES; MINERALOGY; PETROLOGY; REFERENCE GROUPS
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