Poterie, métallurgie et verrerie au début du VIe s. à Gardanne (B.-du-Rh.)

Abstract : A large garbage-pit has yielde varied samples of documents on the life of the locality during late Antiquity. Crockery is mainly represented by Sigillata-derived Early Christian pottery and a large batch of glassware ; kitchen ustensils by common gray pottery. Bones and shells bear witness to a varied diet. Crucibles and foundry moulds prove the existence of workshops where glass, iron and bronze were processed. The latter metal was used for luxury objects like legs for beds and bases for candelsticks. Some characteristics of the pottery suggest manufacture in the neighbourhood. This industry met the requirements of the local customers : imported goods (from North Africa or Italy), usually well represented in this period, are practically absent here. Pottery and glassware are decorated with the monogram of Christ and with crosses.
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Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Luc Poussel, Yves Rigoir, Jacqueline Rigoir, Lucy Vallauri, et al.. Poterie, métallurgie et verrerie au début du VIe s. à Gardanne (B.-du-Rh.). Documents d'archéologie méridionale, ADAM éditions, 1991, 14, pp.277 - 350. ⟨10.3406/dam.1991.1039⟩. ⟨halshs-01414501⟩

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