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Local and Imported Ceramics in the Roman Province of Scythia (4th – 6th centuries AD)

Andrei Opait


This monograph is a first attempt to present a general outline of the economic evolution of the province of Scythia (4th-6th centuries AD) from a ceramic point of view. The author aims to fill a gap in Romanian archaeological research, where ceramic studies focused more on form and decoration of the ceramic vessels than on the economic inferences to be drawn from this ubiquitous archaeological material. This study will be of interest not only to specialists in Roman ceramics but also to historians of theancient economy. The monograph is divided into two parts. The first discusses the typology of the ceramic vessels, and the second analyses the economic implications of the ceramic finds themselves.