Roman Age pottery at the fort Băneasa, collected in 2017 archaeological campaign

Cercetări Arheologice 25, 2018, 119-180
https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.25.07



Roman Age pottery at the fort Băneasa, collected in 2017 archaeological campaign


Authors: Eugen S. Teodor, Emil Dumitrașcu

Keywords: Roman pottery; military site; fabrication; statistics; imports

Abstract:

The authors are testing here an older impression, that the Roman pottery from western and eastern sides of the Olt River (Alutus) is not exactly the same. In order to accomplish a comparison, they are using two sets of data: the normalised data offered by the old monograph of the Roman pottery from Oltenia (Popilian 1976) and the ceramic inventory from the digging campaign at the Roman fort from Băneasa (Teleorman county, 20 km east of Olt River). A methodological section explains the criteria followed for classifying the sherds, in order to have both an archaeological report and the object of comparison with previous collections of data. At the end of that section there is explained the annex of the study, containing the detailed description of the ceramic pastes, as well as some statistics of the recurrence of the main types. The larger section of the study is an illustrated and commented catalogue of the pottery from Băneasa, sorting data in the next order: recipients for transportation, for storage, for cooking, for drinking and for eating, ending with the lids – a multifunctional category – and mortaria. A last section of the paper tries to bring a solution to an older problem: how different is the pottery from the eastern fringes of Dacia inferior compared with that – better known – from the core of the province, located west of the Lower Olt River; a comparison still difficult, as working with such different collections (a full-shape catalogue of recipients versus a complete inventory from one digging).

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How to cite: Eugen S. Teodor, Emil Dumitrașcu, Roman Age pottery at the fort Băneasa, collected in 2017 archaeological campaign, Cercetări Arheologice, Vol. 25, pag. 119-180, 2018, doi: https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.25.07


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