Twenty-one samples of likely Roman, likely Islamic and unknown common ware from the archaeological site of Thamusida (Rabat, Morocco) were analysed in order to anchor selected types of pottery to a limited time span and, possibly, to a production area and technology. Analytical techniques were thermoluminescence, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray fluorescence. The results arising from this research are definitely useful for the study of the site of Thamusida as well as for all researchers involved in archaeological and archaeometrical research in Morocco. Chronologies proposed on a typological base have been denied twice: a likely Islamic cup dates back to the second century A.D.; vice versa, a stewpot, framed into the Roman period, resulted to be an eighth century A.D. production. Moreover, the identification of an eighteenth century ceramic production is of outstanding importance, as it characterises a completely unknown production. Regarding the production area, four samples of both Roman and Islamic periods have been recognised as local productions of Thamusida.

Gliozzo, E., D'Aco, D., Turbanti, I., Galli, A., Martini, M., & Sibilia, E. (2009). Common ware production at Thamusida: dating and characterisation of Roman and Islamic pottery. ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 1(2), 77-85 [10.1007/s12520-009-0006-3].

Common ware production at Thamusida: dating and characterisation of Roman and Islamic pottery

GLIOZZO, E.;TURBANTI, I.;
2009

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Twenty-one samples of likely Roman, likely Islamic and unknown common ware from the archaeological site of Thamusida (Rabat, Morocco) were analysed in order to anchor selected types of pottery to a limited time span and, possibly, to a production area and technology. Analytical techniques were thermoluminescence, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray fluorescence. The results arising from this research are definitely useful for the study of the site of Thamusida as well as for all researchers involved in archaeological and archaeometrical research in Morocco. Chronologies proposed on a typological base have been denied twice: a likely Islamic cup dates back to the second century A.D.; vice versa, a stewpot, framed into the Roman period, resulted to be an eighth century A.D. production. Moreover, the identification of an eighteenth century ceramic production is of outstanding importance, as it characterises a completely unknown production. Regarding the production area, four samples of both Roman and Islamic periods have been recognised as local productions of Thamusida.
Gliozzo, E., D'Aco, D., Turbanti, I., Galli, A., Martini, M., & Sibilia, E. (2009). Common ware production at Thamusida: dating and characterisation of Roman and Islamic pottery. ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 1(2), 77-85 [10.1007/s12520-009-0006-3].
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