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Sgraffito pottery in the Ottoman Timișoara “Palanca Mare” suburb—ICAM excavation point (2015 Campaign)

Issue: Vol 6 No. 1 (2019)

Journal: Journal of Islamic Archaeology

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DOI: 10.1558/jia.34614

Abstract:

Rescue excavations conducted at ICAM in Timișoara have shed light on a relatively rare pottery type of the Ottoman period. Since the 2015 campaign, great strides have been made in Ottoman period archaeology in Timișoara, but little attention has been given to the everyday ceramics of the site. The sgraffito pottery from Timișoara represents a distinctive indicator of the mentality and consumption habits of the communities of the Ottoman period. Analysis of this pottery type has shed light on the nature of the various social and economic networks that developed under Ottoman rule. Deriving the multifaceted meanings attached to these sgraffito wares will contribute to the overall history of Timișoara during the Ottoman era (16th–17th centuries), and within the context of other archaeological remains it will aid in reconstructing the topographical situation of the town and its social life.

Author: Adriana Gaşpar

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