Event Title

Archaeometric Characterization of Roman Tile Fabrics from the Sangro Valley, Italy

Presenter Information

Eli Goldberg

Location

Science Center, A155

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-27-2012 2:45 PM

End Date

4-27-2012 3:45 PM

Abstract

Although fragments of ancient terra cotta tile are found throughout the Mediterranean, they are woefully understudied. Equally obscure is the economy of the Sangro Valley in east central Italy during and after its conquest by the Romans. This study applied archaeometric methods to ceramic tiles from the Sangro Valley to characterize their compositions and explore their relationships to local clays. The results suggest a pattern of decentralized production in a diffusely settled region.

Notes

Session II, Panel 2: The Production of Culture and Style
Moderator: Susan Kane, Professor of Art History

Link to full text thesis at OhioLINK ETD Center:
http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=oberlin1337712720

Major

Archaeological Studies; Greek

Advisor(s)

Susan Kane, Art History
Thomas Van Nortwick, Classics

Project Mentor(s)

Susan Kane, Art History

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Archaeometric Characterization of Roman Tile Fabrics from the Sangro Valley, Italy

Science Center, A155

Although fragments of ancient terra cotta tile are found throughout the Mediterranean, they are woefully understudied. Equally obscure is the economy of the Sangro Valley in east central Italy during and after its conquest by the Romans. This study applied archaeometric methods to ceramic tiles from the Sangro Valley to characterize their compositions and explore their relationships to local clays. The results suggest a pattern of decentralized production in a diffusely settled region.