publication . Article . 2014

Butrint (Albania) between eastern and western Mediterranean glass production: EMPA and LA-ICP-MS of late antique and early medieval finds

Sonia Conte; Tania Chinni; Rossella Arletti; Mariangela Vandini;
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  • Published: 30 Apr 2014
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
Abstract In the Late Roman period, the city of Butrint (SW Albania) was one of the most important seaports of the eastern Mediterranean due to its very favourable position and an extended presence of human settlements (from the 5th century BC to the modern age). The city seems to have particularly flourished after being declared a Roman colony under Augustus in 31 BC, but even after the Roman period, Butrint remained a central node in eastern trade routes. During the archaeological campaign of 2011 directed by David Hernandez (University of Notre Dame – US), aimed at identifying the eastern border of the Butrint Roman Forum, several glass artifacts were recovere...
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free text keywords: BUTRINTO, ELEMENTI IN TRACCIA, LA-ICP-MS dating, VETRO, TARDA ANTICHITÀ, Archaeology, History, Archaeology, Central node, Mediterranean climate, Middle Ages, EMPA, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Ancient history, La icp ms, History, Antique, Natron, Glass production, business.industry, business
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