PCMA Seminar: Middle and Late Roman cooking pottery from the Agora in Nea Paphos

In February, we return to our series of PCMA Seminar presentations. They will be held in remote form on three consecutive Thursdays this month. At the first of these, Dr. Kamila Nocoń presented her paper “Middle and Late Roman cooking pottery from the Agora in Nea Paphos. Preliminary findings”.

Abstract: Middle and Late Roman period (3rd-7th century AD) from the excavations of the Jagiellonian University in Nea Paphos, carried out between 2011 and 2019 on the Agora and in Trial Trenches. The aim of this paper is to present the preliminary results of the first stage of the project: macroscopic analysis of the material which served to establish preliminary macroscopic groups, combined with analysis of vessel shapes and chronology. The assemblage is characterized by variation in terms of provenance (ceramics of probable local provenance as well as those from different production centers, both within and outside Cyprus, were observed) and forms.

Due to the preliminary nature of these findings, which are related to an o0ngoing grant project, this was an internal seminar for PCMA UW staff.