GALATAS Survey Project - 2008
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American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Galatas Survey. L.V. Watrous (ASCSA/Buffalo) reports on the final study season. Work concentrated on Early Iron Age and Byzantine to Ottoman pottery, and both chipped and ground stone tools. The Byzantine ceramic tradition represented a clear break from the Roman: shapes may continue (e.g. African Red Slip and LPC/Phoceaean Red Slip), but the fine, soft and orange Roman fabric is displaced by a darker and harder fired, much more micaceous one, perhaps as early as the seventh or eighth century AD. Imports then were few, comprising Constantinople White Wares, sgraffito, perhaps from northern Greece, and a sherd of 13th-century Zeuxippus ware. During the Ottoman period, imports included Çanakkale and Grottaglie wares, slip-painted wares from Didymoteicho, transfer-printed wares from Europe, and Chinese porcelain and its imitations.
Unpublished field report, American School of Classical Studies at Athens
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