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The Production of Roman Millstones Near Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 April 2011


In 1980, it was suggested on petrological grounds that during the Roman period Orvieto was an important source of Pompeian-style mills. In 1985, a short programme of field work led to the discovery of the quarry site. This paper assesses the evidence for leucitite quarrying near Orvieto and describes newly discovered production waste.

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Copyright © The Society of Antiquaries of London 1986

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