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[automatically translated] This work, together with a previously published paper on LRCW2, Allows a first classification of the ceramic manufactures wellmatched geolithological with the characteristics of the district of Durres (Albania). In the earlier phase of the research and archaeological studies archaeometric were any carried out on selected samples representative of cooking ware forms brought` to light in late roman layers of abandonment of a thermal complex located in Dyrrachium (Durrës) and dated back to the end of the 1st and the beginning of the 2nd century AD. The polarizing microscope observation of thin sections permitted the petrographic classification of 10 selected samples into 5 ceramic pastes, Which were differentiated by means of the compositional and / or textural features of the sand temper. During this second phase of the research, the petrographic characterization was extended to 13 Further representative samples of cooking ware blackberries recently discovered in late-antique contexts of the macellum / forum of Dyrrachion and autoptically selected, Increasing Therefore the statistical basis. The data Obtained by the new microscopic observations of thin sections let the types of ceramic pastes to be absolutely reduced to 3. The most part of the Analyzed samples were classified in the ceramic pastes typology 1 / 1A, Which is caratterizzata by temper components mostly weathered from acid crystalline rocks and only subordinately from volcanic lithotypes as well as sedimentary rocks silicatic. This pastas Has Been Recognized mostly in globular pots with everted rim, sometimes having an internal ridge or concavity for setting lid and two ribbon handles.
Original languageItalian
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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