This work, together with a paper previously published on LRCW2, allows a first classification of the ceramic manufactures wellmatchedwith the geolithological characteristics of the district of Durrës (Albania). In the earlier phase of the researcharchaeological and archaeometric studies were carried out on selected samples representative of cooking ware forms brought tolight in late roman layers of abandonment of a thermal complex located in Dyrrachion (Durrës) and dated back to the end of the 1stand the beginning of the 2nd century AD. The polarizing microscope observation of thin sections permitted the petrographicclassification of 10 selected samples into 5 ceramic pastes, which were differentiated by means of the compositional and/or texturalfeatures of the sand temper. During this second phase of the research, the petrographic characterization was extended to further 13representative samples of cooking ware more recently discovered in late-antique contexts of the macellum/forum of Dyrrachion andautoptically selected, increasing therefore the statistical basis. The data obtained by the new microscopic observations of thinsections let the types of ceramic paste to be absolutely reduced to 3. The most part of the analyzed samples were classified in theceramic paste typology 1/1A, which is characterized by temper components mostly weathered from acid crystalline rocks and onlysubordinately from volcanic lithotypes as well as sedimentary silicatic rocks. This paste has been mostly recognized in globular potswith everted rim, having sometimes an internal ridge or concavity for lid setting and two ribbon handles. Considering thegeolithology of central-western Albania, it is possible to refer the three ceramic pastes to local or at least regional productions.
|Numero di pagine||9|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2010|