Italian pottery kilns and production areas from the Bronze Age to the Archaic Period (2200-500 BC): A typological approach

Agostino Sotgia*

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This paper proposes a typological approach to study the structural evidence related to pottery kilns and craft areas. Starting from a systematic survey of pottery kilns attested in the Italian peninsula from the Bronze Age (2200-950 B.C.) to the Orientalizing and Archaic periods (725-500 B.C.), this research provides a reconstruction of different kilns types by putting particular emphasis on craft areas, with the main goal of identifying common features, similarities and dissimilarities among different sites. Moreover, ethno-archaeological data have been taken into account in order to provide a more complete overview of extant evidence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitectures of fire
Subtitle of host publication processes, space and agency in pyrotechnology.
EditorsDragos Gheorghiu
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78969-368-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-78969-367-6
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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