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Production Technology of Glazed Pottery in Chalcis, Euboea, during the Middle Byzantine Period

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Department of World Archaeology, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, Einsteinweg 2, 2333 CC Leiden, The Netherlands
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National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Aghia Paraskevi, 15341 Athens, Greece
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Academic Editors: Nikolaos Laskaris, Georgios Mastrotheodoros, Maria Kaparou and Artemios Oikonomou
Heritage 2021, 4(4), 4473-4494; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage4040247
Received: 1 November 2021 / Accepted: 16 November 2021 / Published: 25 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Chemistry for Cultural Heritage)
This paper focuses on various categories of glazed pottery, which were in circulation in western Euboea (Greece) during the Middle Byzantine and Late Byzantine Periods. The production technology and particularly the surface treatment of Byzantine glazed pottery have been investigated on the basis of 56 ceramic fragments from a rescue excavation in Orionos street in Chalkis, Euboea. This paper focuses on the manufacture of glazed pottery within the local pottery repertoire of Chalkis, while trying to contextualise the pottery typology and to consider the issues of technology. The chemical analysis by non-invasive energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and Scanning electron microscopy (SEM-EDS) provided information about the compositional variation of the examined glazed ceramics assemblage. Moreover, sections of the samples were examined by optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in order to determine the microstructure of the samples, as well as the vitrification and the porosity of the ceramic body. Finally, X-ray diffraction (XRD) was applied for qualitative mineralogical analysis indicating presence or absence of high temperature phases and information about firing conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: Chalkis; Euboea; glazed pottery; pigments; optical microscopy; X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF); scanning electron microscopy (SEM-EDS); X-ray diffraction (XRD) Chalkis; Euboea; glazed pottery; pigments; optical microscopy; X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF); scanning electron microscopy (SEM-EDS); X-ray diffraction (XRD)
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Panagopoulou, A.; Vroom, J.; Hein, A.; Kilikoglou, V. Production Technology of Glazed Pottery in Chalcis, Euboea, during the Middle Byzantine Period. Heritage 2021, 4, 4473-4494. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage4040247

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Panagopoulou A, Vroom J, Hein A, Kilikoglou V. Production Technology of Glazed Pottery in Chalcis, Euboea, during the Middle Byzantine Period. Heritage. 2021; 4(4):4473-4494. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage4040247

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Panagopoulou, Adamantia, Joanita Vroom, Anno Hein, and Vassilis Kilikoglou. 2021. "Production Technology of Glazed Pottery in Chalcis, Euboea, during the Middle Byzantine Period" Heritage 4, no. 4: 4473-4494. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage4040247

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