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Roman pottery: models, proxies and economic interpretation

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Kevin Greene


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This paper looks at the historiography of attempts to extract economic information from ceramics. Theoretical problems involved in model-building exercises and arguments from proxy evidence are highlighted. Recent volumes of Britannia and Journal of Roman Archaeology are then examined to explore the range of current interpretations. The paper concludes with some suggestions for the future.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Greene K

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Roman Archaeology

Year: 2005

Volume: 18

Issue: 1

Pages: 34-56

ISSN (print): 1047-7594

ISSN (electronic): 1063-4304

Publisher: Journal of Roman Archaeology LLC.