Title

Scaling Ceramic Provenience at Lydian Sardis, Western Turkey

Publication Date

4-2013

Journal

Journal of Archaeological Science

Volume

40

Issue

4

First Page

1918

Last Page

1934

Abstract

We present a multistage strategy to define the scale and geographic distribution of 'local' ceramic production at Lydian Sardis based on geochemical analysis (NAA) of a large diverse ceramic sample (n = 281). Within the sphere of local ceramic production, our results demonstrate an unusual pattern of reliance on a single resource relative to other contemporary Iron Age centers. When our NAA results are combined with legacy NAA provenience data for production centers in Western Anatolia, we can differentiate ceramic emulation from exchange, establish probable proveniences for the non-local component of the dataset, and define new non-local groups with as yet no known provenience. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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