Kiln/Workshop

Hacıahmet Kırı, Pisidia Survey Project POI411

5th - 7th C.

Late Roman

Kiln/Workshop: Hacıahmet Kırı, Pisidia Survey Project POI411

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

Hacıahmet Kırı, Pisidia Survey Project POI411

5th - 7th C.

Late Roman

Gebiz

Turkey/Southwest


General Information

Late Roman D Ware Production Site. The production site at Hacıahmet Kırı occupies a gently undulating field currently under plough for cereal crops. Evidence of LRDW ceramics and wasters was visible on the ground surface following the crop harvest in July. Sherds and wasters were also visible beneath the pine trees which grow on the gentle slope down into the valley to the north and east sides of the site. A concentration of roof tiles, stones and undergrowth at the north end of the field signal the presence of former buildings. In these bushes, a heavy stone press weight and large circular stone with concave inner surface may be taken to suggest that the processing of olive oil took place at Hacıahmet Kırı on a significant scale.

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 , Page 92-93.
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