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MIRCEA NEGRU, Types of Roman Kaolin Vessels Discovered at Reșca – Romula

MIRCEA NEGRU
Conf. univ. dr., Department of Law and Administrative Sciences, Spiru Haret University Bucharest, Romania / Faculty of History – Center for Comparative Studies of Ancient Societies, University of Bucharest, Romania;
E-mail: mnegru.ist@spiruharet.ro

Abstract
The article presents a batch of kaolin vessels, discovered at Romula, during the archaeological researches from 2015 and 2017. The main
purpose is the establishing of a typology for these ceramic vessels and their integration in the repertoire of the provincial Roman pottery shapes from Romula.
From the point of view of their functionality, the kaolin vessels belong to the common kitchen pottery, or for waiting at the table. The presented batch of vessels is chronologically framed between the first half of the 2nd century CE, and the middle of the 3rd century CE.
The physical and chemical investigations indicate a north-Danube origin for the sources of the raw material, a fact also supported by the existence of some similar kaolin vessels, or the semi-fine or coarse common paste, discovered at Romula, and products from this pottery centre.

Keywords
kaolin ware, pottery, Romula, Roman Period, archaeological excavation

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