Tobias Krapf

La céramique du Bronze Récent en Grèce du Nord et en Albanie:

consommation et production


(working title)

Due to its isolation until 1990 under the communist regime, the archaeology of Albania is still an unknown in many areas. Therefore, the evaluation of the 1993-2006 French-Albanian excavation of the Sovjan settlement (Korçë plain, SE Albania), attested from the Neolithic to the early Iron Age, is doing groundwork and promises to become an important reference. Last but not least, the unique wood preservation is of great importance, as well as the C14 dating.
My dissertation is dedicated to the extensive Late Bronze Age pottery of Sovjan (two layers with three subphases), but also to that of the post-excavations in Sector C of Maliq, the site which is considered the reference stratigraphy for Albania. The definition of a chrono-typology is in the foreground, but also technological questions and social developments derivable from the pottery are dealt with. The Korçë plain is also placed in the context of its wider surroundings of the North Aegean, where the Late Bronze Age also still has significant research gaps compared to southern Greece. Thus, the work on Sovjan represents an important contribution to northern Greece as well. The period treated here is of great interest because of the emerging contacts with the Mycenaean culture, which were mainly reflected in imported Mycenaean pottery. These imports attracted most attention and often distracted from the local material culture. It will therefore be the focus here.

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