[automatically translated] The aim of this paper is to Provide well-stated petrographic reference groups for the recognition of several Sicilian and Spanish Phoenician-Punic production centers in order to facilitate an objective instrument of Further support for amphorae provenance. This instrument is based on the data provided by crosschecking between typological studies and the analysis of amphorae thinsection fabrics. It is worth noting That this is only a first step Within the framework of a larger research project focused on the creation of an Atlas of Phoenician and Punic amphorae in the Western Mediterranean including Both archaeological and petrographic data. In this context a systematical work on the known production centers Characterizing fabrics, pastes and raw materials is the proper way to define workshops and Their manufactures and to study Their technological choices. Thus we shall give primarily references to well-define workshops as Mozya and Solunto Sicily and Cadiz and Ebussus in Spain. However, some other petrographic data not Obtained from the above cited Also included are workshops. In Those cases, the reference fabric has to be taken only as a general trend on the petrographic features of a certain large compositional space.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|