Produzione e circolazione ceramica in area vesuviana: la villa con terme di Pollena Trocchia
In: Studi e Ricerche del Parco Archeologico di Pompei: 40, 2020
Pottery production and circulation in the environs of Vesuvius: the villa with baths in Pollena Trocchia
This contribution provides an overall picture of the pottery found in the villa with baths at Pollena Trocchia and, through it, offers theoretical models of the food practices, the landscape, and the economy of late antique Campania. What has been brought to light so far consists of 20 rooms of a private bath complex, which is tied to a sizeable villa. The site was built right after the AD 79 eruption and buried by the subsequent eruptions of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 472 and 512. The pottery assemblage is composed mostly of sherds of the mid-5th c. AD and overall it seems pretty consistent with the published evidence from other Vesuvian contexts. Nevertheless, the ratio among the classes and the presence of some distinctive shapes hint to certain differences in the trade practices between the city of Neapolis and its countryside.
Parole chiave: tardoantico, Vesuvio, Campania, economia, Neapolis
Keywords: Late Antiquity, Vesuvius, Campania, economy, Neapolis