Camii Yıkığı, Pisidia Survey Project POI216
5th - 7th C.
Basin, Bowl, Dish, Dish/bowl, Juglet, and Plate
Late Roman D Production Site. A significant part of the remains of the site, which lies on the south side of the road, have been destroyed by bulldozer to build a terrace for an orange grove and greenhouses. The resulting section, 4m high, cuts straight through layers of ceramic production waste. The ploughed surface of the orange grove and the field to the south feature fragments of kilns and large quantities of ceramics and wasters over an area of some 100m x 100m.
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.