"The Kilns of Thasos: An Island Potter's Workshop in Ancient Greece (6th c. B.C.)"
Jacques Perreault, Universite de Montreal
Pottery Production increased greatly during the Archaic period in the Greek world, and we know of many different styles and production centers. Unfortunately, very few pottery workshops of this period have been found. A team of French, Canadian and Greek archaeologists excavated the only known pottery workshop on the Northern Greek island of Thasos and one of the very few in Greece. This lecture will present the results of the excavation of this workshop, where, apart from the impressive quantity of vases uncovered, all structures necessary to the production of pottery have been found. We will examine the particular architectural features, the extremely diversified production and the distribution of the workshop's production in the North Aegean and the Black Sea.
Sponsored by Western Massachusetts Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Amherst College Department of Classics, this lecture is free and open to the public.