Specifics of Aegean Byzantine Amphorae Studies: the example of Priniatikos Pyrgos, East Crete

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Specifika studia byzantských amfor v Egejdě na příkladu lokality Priniatikos Pyrgos na východní Krétě
Specifika studia byzantských amfor v Egejdě na příkladu lokality Priniatikos Pyrgos
Source document: Studia archaeologica Brunensia. 2014, vol. 19, iss. 2, pp. [163]-179
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[163]-179
  • ISSN
    1805-918X (print)
    2336-4505 (online)
Type: Article
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English
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This article deals with the specific aspects of Early Byzantine amphorae which arise from their function as a shipping container. This type of pottery has a very long tradition in the eastern Mediterranean; at least since the Middle Bronze Age. The shape of the vessel and the technology used were virtually constant from the Late Classical period until the Middle Byzantine period. The design of the vessel was determined by its original transportation function and this simultaneously defined the user's approach to it. Fragments of amphorae constitute a significant part of many archaeological contexts. The distribution of amphorae in the Mediterranean and beyond makes them an important historical source suitable for the study of trade relations in the then known world.
Článek se zabývá specifiky studia raně byzantských amfor, vyplývajícími z jejich funkce přepravního obalu. Tento typ užitné keramiky má ve východním Středomoří tradici nejméně od střední doby bronzové. Tvary nádob i technologie se téměř neměnily od pozdního klasického období až po střední byzantské období. Funkce a určení nádoby coby přepravního materiálu určovaly také specifické zacházení tehdejšího člověka s touto keramikou. Zlomky amfor tvoří nezanedbatelnou část archeologických souborů. Jejich rozšíření ve Středomoří i mimo něj činí z amfor velmi důležitý typ artefaktu vhodný pro studium obchodních vztahů tehdejšího světa.
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