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Une histoire de marmite... : la céramique culinaire dans le sud du Levant du Ier s. av. J.-C au VIIIème s. ap. J.-C.

Abstract : "Cooking ware" is a special category of pottery. It corresponds to cooking-pots, casseroles, frying pans, etc. It is characterized by its particular function of heating and cooking. Therefore, it stands out from the rest of pottery because of its appearance and properties. Easily recognizable, it is found very frequently in excavations and on all types of sites. In the south of the Levant, between the 1st century BC and the 8th century AD, paradoxically, it has never been the subject of major works. Current knowledge on the subject is, in fact, very incomplete. In order to try to remedy as well as possible this gap in our knowledge of cooking vessels, too often neglected, the present study is based on a work of classification. If the cooking pots may appear very diversified at first sight, it is possible to highlight recurrent forms and large morphological series. Once the typology has been established, it is then possible to look at many other issues in greater detail. Our attention will focus mainly on questions related to dating, but also to their production, both at the level of the methods of shaping and of workshops themselves. In addition to these two aspects, the cooking pots also appear to have been the subject of trade, sometimes on a very large scale. The pot cannot be dissociated from its primary function. Through archaeology and ancient sources, it is possible to gain a better understanding of the food practices of the South-Eastern populations.
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Laura Vié. Une histoire de marmite... : la céramique culinaire dans le sud du Levant du Ier s. av. J.-C au VIIIème s. ap. J.-C.. Archéologie et Préhistoire. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I, 2020. Français. ⟨NNT : 2020PA01H052⟩. ⟨tel-03343851⟩

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