Ceramicus Redivivus: The Early Iron Age Potters' Field in the Area of the Classical Athenian Agora

by John K. Papadopoulos

Hesperia Supplement 31
383 pp, 232 figs, 2 col pls, 6 tables
8.5" x 11"
Paper, ISBN: 978-0-87661-531-7
Publication Date: Nov 2003
Status: Active

Retail Price $75


This volume presents selected material associated with potters' workshops and pottery production from some 14 Early Iron Age contexts northwest of the Athenian Acropolis that range in date from the Protogeometric through Archaic periods. Located in the area that was to become the Agora of Classical Athens, these deposits establish that the place was used for industrial activity until it was formally transformed into the civic and commercial center of the city in the early 5th century B.C. The Early Iron Age potters' debris published in this volume sheds light on many aspects of pottery production, in prehistory as well as in the Classical and later periods. The material includes test-pieces, wasters and other production discards. There is also a reassessment of the evidence associated with the kiln underlying the later Tholos.

About the Author: John K. Papadopoulos is a Professor in the Department of Classics and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles.