Neutron activation analysis of Archaic transport amphorae from Taganrog. Some new insights into production centres in northern Ionia

Sabine Huy

Between 2006 and 2010, a German-Russian project led by O. Dally and P. A. Larenok carried out excavations in the Greek settlement of Taganrog west of the Don Delta. Within the framework of the project, about 200 pottery fragments were selected for provenance determination by means of neutron activation analysis (NAA), conducted by H. Mommsen.

About half of the samples consist of Archaic East Greek transport amphorae. The results of the NAA not only extend the knowledge of already established typologies, but also provided new insights into the production centres in northern Ionia. In the presentation I would like to introduce and discuss the results of the NAA.

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