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Blackman, M. James and Redford, Scott (2005) 'Neutron Activation Analysis of Medieval Ceramics from Kinet, Turkey, especially Port Symeon Ware.' Ancient Near Eastern Studies, 42. pp. 83-186.

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Excavation in medieval levels at the site of Kinet in southern Turkey has yielded evidence for the production of Port Saint Symeon ware, a widely, if not the most widely, distributed glazed ceramic ware in the Mediterranean in the 13th century. This article uses instrumental neutron activation analysis of excavated ceramics from Kinet, 1930’s excavations at another medieval port in the region, Port Saint Symeon/al-Mina, and selected museum pieces, to examine this phenomenon. It also examines other widely traded ceramics from the period: ones thought to originate in the Aegean. The authors attempt to gauge the cultural weight of maritime exchange of ceramics in the medieval Mediterranean, arguing that they were an essential part of the creation of a common taste in diverse societies in the central and eastern Mediterranean basin.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Arts > Department of the History of Art & Archaeology
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of History of Art and Archaeology
ISSN: 13784641
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2015 14:28

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