Importações cerâmicas no interior da Lusitania durante a Antiguidade Tardia: tendências e cronologias da Casa da Medusa (Alter do Chão, Abelterium)

Translated title of the contribution: Ceramic imports in the central Lusitania during Late Antiquity: trends and chronologies at Casa da Medusa (Alter do Chão, Abelterium)

José Carlos Quaresma, Jorge António

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Abstract

En este trabajo los autores pretenden problematizar el comercio tardo-antiguo en el centro de la Lusitania a partir de la base empírica de las excavaciones en Alter do Chão (Abelterium), en particular el sector de la Casa da Medusa (también conocido como Ferragial d’el-Rei). Ánforas, lucernas y terra sigillata africana y hispánica tardía se cuantifican y analizan en términos estadísticos y estratigráfi­cos, para producir una evolución cronológica de esta villa tardoantigua y fases estratigráficas para las importaciones de cerámica. Dada la falta de evidencia estratigráfica para la Antigüedad Tardía en Lusitania y especialmente en su interior, este trabajo pretende intensificar algunos temas de inves­tigación relacionados con los fabricos de lucernas y las líneas comerciales de cerámica fina de mesa y ánforas en la parte oriental de la Lusitania, donde las conexiones con la Baetica y Augusta Emerita son problemas cruciales.

In this paper the authors aim to problematize the Late Antique trade in the central Lusitanian from the empirical basis of the excavations in Alter do Chão (Abelterium), namely its Casa da Medusa sector (also known as Ferragial d’El-Rei). African and Late Hispanic terra sigillata, lamps and amphorae have been quantified and analysed both statiscally and stratigrafically, in order to produce a chronological evolution of this Late Antique villa and thereby stratigraphic phases for ceramic imports. Given the lack of stratigraphic evidence for Late Antiquity in Lusitania and mainly in its hinterland, this paper intends to intensify some research topics concerning lamps fabrics, as well as fine tableware and amphorae trade lines in the eastern part of Lusitania, where connections with Baetica and Augusta Emerita are crucial problems.
Translated title of the contributionCeramic imports in the central Lusitania during Late Antiquity: trends and chronologies at Casa da Medusa (Alter do Chão, Abelterium)
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)53-122
Number of pages70
JournalPyrenae
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Villa Suburbana
  • Cerámicas finas
  • Ánforas
  • Estratigrafia
  • Estadística
  • Suburban villa
  • fine wares
  • Amphorae
  • Stratigraphy
  • Statistics

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