Francesca Bulian, PhD

Postdoc in Archaeology

Titel onderzoek: Briquetage vessels in Latium: Petrographic and geochemical study of potsherds from Bronze Age salt production sites along the Tyrrhenian coast of Central Italy

Werkzaam bij het KNIR: 01 March - 29 March 2024


Universiteit: University of Groningen

Through time, salt has been an extremely valuable commodity. In Latium, during the Bronze Age, salt was widely produced through briquetage, that consisted in evaporating a brine from ceramic vessels. This project aims to study the potsherds found at such sites through petrographic and geochemical techniques in order to get a better understanding both of the sources of clay employed and regarding the salt trade routes in Latium.