Kiln/Workshop

Budaklar Mevkiisi, Pisidia Survey Project POI511

5th - 7th C.

Late Roman

Kiln/Workshop: Budaklar Mevkiisi, Pisidia Survey Project POI511

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

Budaklar Mevkiisi, Pisidia Survey Project POI511

5th - 7th C.

Late Roman

Gebiz

Turkey/Southwest


General Information

Late Roman D Ware Production Site. Budaklar Mevkiisi lies on a low hill 40-45m in diameter now cultivated for olives and fenced off. An ancient cistern lies in the field to the south of the hill. Near the top of the gentle slope a bulldozer has cut a section to reveal that the top 40cm of deposits on the hill are thick with ceramics. The ground surface within the fenced area has been heavily disturbed for the construction of a small concrete building and the planting and subsequent irrigation of olive trees revealing significant quantities of ceramics and LRDW wasters.

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.

Associated Wares/Ware Families
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 93.
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