The Coroplast Workshop
|Photos courtesy Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project. Click on images to enlarge.||
|by Marc Waelkens|
The Late Roman Coroplast Workshop in the Potter's Quarter: Aims 2008
In 2004, part of the so-called Coroplast workshop was excavated northwest of the central depression of the Potter's Quarter. The artisanal activity could be dated between the end of the fourth/early fifth and the first half of the sixth centuries A.D. The potters in this workshop concentrated on making relief decorated wares: local oinophoroi, figurines, and oil lamps. We identified a set of kilns and revealed part of the architecture of the complex.
Since the production of the late Roman Coroplast Workshop is fairly circumscribed in time and its production is highly specialized, the workshop could be an ideal case study with the goal of estimating production output. The material excavated in 2004, as well as the new material culture, will be examined closely and in tandem with the main aim of the new excavation program.
Plan of the Coroplast Workshop
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