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Roman Knossos: the pottery in context: a presentation of ceramic evidence provided by the Knossos 2000 Project (1993-95)

Forster, Gary (2009)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Abstract

Although remains at Knossos have been reported to some extent throughout its history, archaeological research into the Roman city has traditionally been overshadowed by the exploration of the well-known ‘Minoan’ Bronze Age palace and its immediate surroundings. The Knossos 2000 Project, jointly established by the University of Birmingham and the British School at Athens, has provided the opportunity for the systematic investigation of an area in close proximity to the Roman forum, incorporating the partial excavation of a number of substantial buildings, both public and private. The large quantities of pottery recovered from a range of stratified deposits have enabled this specific study, designed to complement existing works which are, on the whole, dedicated to earlier periods. The objectives from the outset were to provide the chronological framework for the Knossos 2000 excavations, to concentrate on an investigation of the latest Roman pottery (to-date poorly represented by excavations carried out in areas away from the main foci of Roman activity) and, where possible, to present an extension to the existing ceramic sequence in order to help facilitate a better understanding of Knossos and its economic history during the Roman and Early Byzantine periods.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Wardle, K.A.
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:School of Historical Studies, Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity
Subjects:DF Greece
DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
CC Archaeology
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:437
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