Kiln/Workshop

Kiremitli Mevkiisi, Pisidia Survey Project POI213

5th - 7th C.

Late Roman

Kiln/Workshop: Kiremitli Mevkiisi, Pisidia Survey Project POI213

Kiln/Workshop Name, Date BCE/CE, and Location

Kiremitli Mevkiisi, Pisidia Survey Project POI213

5th - 7th C.

Late Roman

Hacıosmanlar Köyü

Turkey/Southwest


General Information

Late Roman D Ware Production Site. The site occupies the upper slopes of a low hill around which the Küçükaksu river bends on its east and south sides. Its terraces are completely covered by bushes and narrow wheat fields which are littered with pottery production debris.

This is one of seven LRDW production sites that has been identified in this area. The production sites themselves are relatively small and suggest a series of workshops operating as part of a larger economic unit. Such modes of production forming nucleated industries are typical of the countryside in the later Roman world, and it is a useful case-study of fine ware being produced not in giant kilns as in some earlier periods elsewhere, but rather as part of nucleated rural workshops. Their location close to the Küçükaksu river in southern Asia Minor must represent part of a thriving late Roman rural economy which exported these ceramic wares down the river and the Aksu to the Mediterranean.

4th - 7th centuries CE
Late Roman

Vessels
Break Photos
Petrographic Samples
Bibliography
  1. Jackson, Mark; Zelle, Michael; Vandeput, Lutgarde; Köse, Veli. "Primary Evidence for Late Roman D Ware Production in Southern Asia Minor: A Challenge to ‘Cypriot Red Slip Ware’" Anatolian Studies 62 (2012), 89-114
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