Antandros Yamaç Ev Terra Sigillata Buluntuları

Mükerrem Burcu SEKBAN

Ege University Institute of Social Sciences Classical Archaeology

Antandros Yamaç Ev Terra Sigillata Buluntuları Yüksek Lisans Tezi


The city of Antandros is situated today within the limits of Altınoluk. The Terrace House (Yamaç Ev), which is one of the excavation sectors of Antandros, belongs to the Roman Period and is spread out on a large area. The house accommodates rooms and a portico with mosaic floors and a bath complex. Within this thesis, the Roman pottery found at Terrace House during the excavations of 2005 has been studied.

The pottery used in this study was found in 3 different locations of the house. The Roman pottery found 7th room under the floor, from the filled soil in the 14th room ( praefurnium) and in the 15th room, has been classified in six groups according to their shapes.

In Antandros, terra sigillata and African Red Slip Ware are found rarely but we see Çandarlı and Phokaia red slip ware quite often. The closeness of Antandros to these two cities is the main factor why they are found often.

Red Slip ware with stamp decoration in the tondo is very rare at Antandros. The examples are mainly mouth pieces. Complete pots and base pieces are only few.

There is no regular stratigraphy at the Terrace House sector. The daiting of the material has been made by comparison with similar examples found in other places. The material found in the 7th room from under the mosaic floor and dated to the late 3th century – early 4th century has helped dating the material. No material dating to later then 4th century has been found from under mosaics. All the material dating to the 4th-5th century studied in this thesis was found in the 14th and 15th rooms, from the filled soil.