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Author Gliozzo, E. ♦ D’Aco, D. ♦ Memmi Turbanti, I. ♦ Galli, A. ♦ Martini, M. ♦ Sibilia, E.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2009
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Earth sciences
Subject Keyword Roman tableware ♦ Islamic tableware ♦ Ceramic ♦ Thamusida (Morocco) ♦ Anthropology ♦ Life Sciences ♦ Geography (general) ♦ Chemistry/Food Science ♦ Archaeology ♦ Earth Sciences
Abstract Twenty-one samples of likely Roman, likely Islamic and unknown common ware from the archaeological site of Thamusida (Rabat, Morocco) were analysed in order to anchor selected types of pottery to a limited time span and, possibly, to a production area and technology. Analytical techniques were thermoluminescence, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray fluorescence. The results arising from this research are definitely useful for the study of the site of Thamusida as well as for all researchers involved in archaeological and archaeometrical research in Morocco. Chronologies proposed on a typological base have been denied twice: a likely Islamic cup dates back to the second century a.d.; vice versa, a stewpot, framed into the Roman period, resulted to be an eighth century a.d. production. Moreover, the identification of an eighteenth century ceramic production is of outstanding importance, as it characterises a completely unknown production. Regarding the production area, four samples of both Roman and Islamic periods have been recognised as local productions of Thamusida.
ISSN 18669557
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-03-11
Publisher Place Berlin, Heidelberg
e-ISSN 18669565
Journal Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
Volume Number 1
Issue Number 2
Page Count 9
Starting Page 77
Ending Page 85


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