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Ceramics, clays and classification in Cyrenaica

  • Keith Swift (a1)

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This paper provides an interpretative framework and classification for the macro- and microscopic identification and provenancing of ancient Greek and Roman ceramic fabrics from Cyrenaica and the wider North African littoral based on ceramic petrology and the kinds of clay sources available for ancient pottery production.

إطار تفسيري، وتصنيف للتعرف الكلي والمجهري ومنشاء التركيب الخزفي الإغريقي والروماني القديم من سيرينايكا (إقليم برقة) والنطاق الأوسع لساحل شمال أفريقيا، مستنداً على علم الصخور للسيراميك وأنواع مصادر الصلصال المتوفرة لإنتاج الفخار القديم .

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