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Author: Jolanta Młynarczyk   |   Pages: 473–485


 

Abstract

This paper discusses one of the most common categories of ceramics: the storage jars, discovered at Hippos-Susita (the northernmost town of the Roman period Dekapolis group), mostly during the exploration of the so- called North-west Church compound by the Polish mission in 2000–2009. Pertaining to the specifically Palestinian ‘bag-shaped’ type, the containers in question date from the end of the Byzantine to early Islamic period, that is, from the sixth/seventh to eight centuries AD. The examination of the contexts which yielded restorable jars in the North-west Church compound allowed to distinguish among them two distinct typological groups and to establish their chronological sequence. Moreover, the study contributed to the dating of the respective activity periods of two wineries, which were flanking the church compound, as well as of some important contexts in other areas within the Byzantine/Umayyad period town.

 

 

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