Butrint 5 : life and death at a Mediterranean port : the non-ceramic finds from the Triconch Palace / William Bowden ; with contributions by J. Beatrice [and others].Material type: TextSeries: Butrint archaeological monographs ; 5.Publisher: Oxford ; Havertown, PA : Oxbow Books, 2020Description: xii, 346 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and color), map, plans (some color) ; 31 cmContent type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781785708978; 178570897XOther title: Butrint five | Life and death at a Mediterranean portSubject(s): Excavations (Archaeology) -- Albania -- Butrint | Excavations (Archaeology) | Classical antiquities | Byzantine antiquities | Antiquities | Excavations (Archaeology) | Triconch Palace Site (Butrint, Albania) | Butrint (Albania) -- Antiquities, Roman | Butrint (Albania) -- Antiquities, Byzantine | Butrint (Albania) -- Antiquities | Albania -- Butrint -- Triconch Palace Site | Albania -- Butrint | Triconch Palace at ButrintDDC classification: 939.865 LOC classification: DR998.B88 | B69 2020
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-339) and index.
Introduction / William Bowden -- An investigation of the substistence base at Butrint / Alexandria Livarda and John Giorgi -- The faunal remains / William Bowden, Zoe Knapp, Adrienne Powell, and James Westoby -- The human skeletons from the Triconch Palace and the Merchant's House / Jared Beatrice, Todd Fenton, Carolyn Hurst, Lindsey Jenny, Jane Wankmiller, Michael Mutolo, Christina Rauzi, and David Foran -- Metalworking at the Triconch Palace and the analysis of slags and waste / Patrice de Rijk -- The ancient and early medieval coins from the Triconch Palace, c. 2nd century BC to c. AD 600 / T. Sam N. Moorehead -- The middle and late Byzantine, medieval and early modern coins / Pagona Papadopoulou -- The small finds / John Mitchell -- The vessel glass from the Triconch Palace : a catalogue / Sarah Jennings, with additional contributions from William Bowden and Karen Stark -- The Triconch Palace and Merchant's House as lived environmentsin late antiquity / William Bowden -- Living and dying at the Triconch Palace in the Middle Ages / William Bowden. Appendices. 4.1. The human skeletal remains : supplementary material / Jared Beatrice -- 4.2. Summary of the human skeletal remains from the Baptistery / Jared Beatrice -- 6.1. Catalogue of coins from the Triconch Palace and Merchant's House, up to c. AD 600 / T. Sam N. Moorhead -- 6.2. Excavated coins by context and period / T. Sam N. Moorhead -- 7.1. Catalogue of coins from the Triconch Palace and Merchant's House 9th to 17th century / Pagona Papadopoulou.
"This volume arises from the 1994-2003 excavations of the Triconch Palace at Butrint (Albania), which charted the history of a major Mediterranean waterfront site from the 2nd to the 15th centuries AD. The sequence included the development of a palatial late Roman house, followed by intensive activity between the 5th and 7th centuries involving domestic occupation, metal-working, fishing and burial. The site saw renewed activity from the 10th century, coinciding with the revival of the town of Butrint, and for the following 300 years continued in intermittent use associated with its channel-side location. This volume reports on the finds from the site (excluding the pottery), which demonstrate the ways in which the lives, diet and material culture of a Mediterranean population changed across the arc of the late Roman and Medieval periods. It includes discussion of the environmental evidence, the human and faunal remains, metal-working evidence, and the major assemblages of glass, coins and small finds, giving an insight into the health, subsistence base and material culture of the population of a Mediterranean site across more than 1000 years. The findings raise important questions regarding the ways in which changes in the circumstances of the town affected the population between Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. They illustrate in particular how an urban Roman centre became more rural during the 6th century with a population that faced major challenges in their health and living conditions"-- Provided by publisher.
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