Solunto is one of the most important Phoenician-Punic colonies of north-western Sicily. Archaeometric researches carriedout in the last years ascertained a local production of transport amphorae during Archaic and Classic age (7th-5th centuryB.C.) through mineralogical, petrographical and chemical analysis of ceramic samples, kiln refuses and local raw materials(clays and alluvial sands). In connection with these earliest works, the present paper was focused on some specific formsof fine-tempered table ware of Archaic age and/or Classic-Hellenistic age. This pottery has been recurrently brought to lightin Solunto and it is furthermore suspected to be, at least to some extent, a local reproduction. Thus a representative numberof samples corresponding in style and morphology to Greek-colonial productions were subjected to thin-section and chemicalanalysis. Simultaneously, the same analytical routine was applied to an Hellenistic black-gloss ware form (Campana A), theplate classified as Lamboglia 36, considering a number of samples coming from Solunto as well as from others close centers.In both the cases the comparative elaboration of petrographic and chemical data concerning the ceramic samples and localraw clays let us to distinguish between the products made in the Soluntoʼs kilns and the imports from Greece or the Greekcolony of Himera or from the Gulf of Naples area (for the black-gloss ware samples). Therefore, a durability of themanufacture crosswise more than four centuries was demonstrated for the ceramic kilns which were working at Solunto,which were able to reproduce several fine ware forms testifying an high technological level.
|Numero di pagine||11|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2009|