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Archaeology and Archaeometry of Ceramics of the Roman City of Thaenae (Tunisia): Between Inland Roman Africa and the Mediterranean Basin

  • Rémi RêveEmail author
  • Jean-Paul Ambrosi
  • Claudio Capelli
  • Michel Bonifay
  • Abdelhamid Barkaoui
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)

Abstract

This research project is about the archaeological and archaeometric characterization of African ceramics. The development of a combined archaeological, petrographic and geochemical approach is currently one of the most promising approaches for the determination of ancient ceramic productions and their tracing throughout the Mediterranean basin. Tested on the collection of African Red Slip wares of the Museum of Gap (France), this interdisciplinary method is currently tested on the ceramic material of the Ancient city of Thaenae/Thyna (Tunisia). This integrated study aimed to provide a characterization of the pottery production specific to the Thaenae site, measure its diffusion in the Mediterranean basin and determine the economic role of Thaenae during late antiquity. The development of rigorous protocols would allow the application of this approach to other ceramic productions in the Mediterranean basin.

Keywords

Archaeology Archaeometry Roman pottery Petrography Portable XRF 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rémi Rêve
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jean-Paul Ambrosi
    • 3
  • Claudio Capelli
    • 4
  • Michel Bonifay
    • 1
  • Abdelhamid Barkaoui
    • 2
  1. 1.Aix Marseille University, CNRS, CCJAix-en-ProvenceFrance
  2. 2.Sfax University, LERICSfaxTunisia
  3. 3.Aix Marseille University, CNRS, IRD, CDF, INRA, CEREGE BP 80Aix-en-ProvenceFrance
  4. 4.Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell’Ambiente e della Vita (DISTAV)Università degli Studi di GenovaGenoaItaly

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