Kiln/Workshop

Kadirgürü Mevkiisi, Pisidia Survey Project POI261

5th - 7th C.

Late Roman

Kiln/Workshop: Kadirgürü Mevkiisi, Pisidia Survey Project POI261

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

Kadirgürü Mevkiisi, Pisidia Survey Project POI261

5th - 7th C.

Late Roman

Gebiz

Turkey/Southwest


Basin, Bowl, Bowl, large, and Dish

General Information

Late Roman D Ware Production Site. The kilns at Kadirgürü Mevkiisi are located at the foot of a limestone outcrop and at the upper end of a mildly sloping, open area. The scant remains of some small stone housing units figure amidst a thicket of trees about 50m in diameter immediately to the west of the area of kilns.

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
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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 , Page 91.
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