Indications of the presence of Middle Neolithic pottery kilns at Magoula Imvrou Pigadi, SW Thessaly, Greece

  • Nina Kyparissi-Apostolika Honorary Director of the Ephoreia of Palaeoanthropology and Speleology of South Greece, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Athens
Keywords: Middle Neolithic, Thessaly, pottery kilns, craft specialization

Abstract

Red hot deposits were uncovered on the western edge of a Middle Neolithic settlement. With the extension of the excavation, a wide space of about 10m2, confined between two clay walls, very much affected by high temperatures, was uncovered. A number of vases almost totally complete after their preservation and a clay model of a kiln were unearthed. Additionally, clay remains of constructions were uncovered. The whole context suggests an area where pottery firing activities took place. The possibility that these kilns could have worked as a specialized craft workshop for other settlements in the area is discussed.

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Published
2012-12-31
How to Cite
Kyparissi-Apostolika, N. (2012). Indications of the presence of Middle Neolithic pottery kilns at Magoula Imvrou Pigadi, SW Thessaly, Greece. Documenta Praehistorica, 39, 433-453. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.39.31
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