Ceramic kilns in the territory of modern Bulgaria from the 1st to the 6th century AD (Dissertations. Volume 15)
Language: Bulgarian with an extended summary in English


Table of contents


Chapter I. Sources

Chapter II. Historiography

Chapter III. Layout and construction of the ancient two-chambered kilns in Bulgaria

III.1. Types of ancient ceramic firing installations

III.2. Layout of ancient two-chambered updraught kilns

2.1. Lower (combustion) chamber

2.2. Support for the perforated floor

2.3. Perforated (oven) floor

2.4. Upper (firing chamber)

2.5. Stocking channel (praefurnium)

2.6. Stoke pit

III.3. Two-chambered updraught ceramic kilns from the pre-Roman period in Bulgaria

III.4. Layout and construction of two-chambered ceramic kilns from the 1st to the 6th century AD in Bulgaria

4.1. Kilns with circular/oval plan of the lower chamber

4.2. Kilns with quadrangular or quasi-quadrangular plan of the lower chamber

4.3. The superstructure of the 1st6th century kilns in Bulgaria

III.5. Summary

Chapter IV. Typology

IV.1. Typologies and classifications which includes ceramic kilns from the Roman period and Late Antiquity

VI.2. Typology of the two-chambered ceramic kilns of the 1st6th century in Bulgaria

Chapter V. Production centers and workshops of the 1st6th century in Bulgaria according to studied ceramic kilns

V.1. Location and layout of production centers and workshops in the 1st6th century

1.1. Ceramic production in villas

1.2. Ceramic production in unfortified settlements without city status

1.3. Ceramic production in unfortified settlements of unclear status

1.4. Ceramic production in settlements linked to military units

1.5. Ceramic production in urban settlements

1.6. Ceramic production in fortified settlements

V.2. Chronology of the ceramic production in the 1st6th century in the territory of modern Bulgarian according to data from site with excavated ceramic kilns

2.1. Production in the Roman period (1st  80s of the 3rd century AD)

2.2. Ceramic production in the Late Roman period (80s of the 3rd  the end of the 4th century)

2.3. Ceramic production in the Early Byzantine period (the end of the 4th  the beginning of the 7th century)

V.3. Periodization of ceramic production in the 1st-6th century according to date from studies ceramic kilns



Figures № I—XLIII

Charts № I—VII

Maps № I—XXX


I. Charts (№ 1—5)

II. Text (cat. № 1—192)

Пещи за керамика в днешните български земи през I-VI век

Publisher National institute of archaeology with museum (Bulgarian academy of sciences)
Language English with a summary in Bulgarian
Pages 538
Illustrations b/w figures, maps
Binding paperback
ISBN 978-954-9472-79-0
ISSN 2603-3097
Creation date 2019
Size 21 х 29 cm

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