Κεραμική των γεωμετρικών χρόνων από την Άρτα
Ανθή Αγγέλη & Θεοδώρα Κοντογιάννη Στο Κ. Σουέρεφ, Ε. Κοτζαμποπούλου, Κ. Λιάμπη, S. P. Morris & J. K. Papadopoulos 2017 (επιμ.), Σπείρα. Επιστημονική συνάντηση προς τιμήν της Αγγέλικας Ντούζουγλη και του Κωνσταντίνου Ζάχου, Αθήνα: 435-444.
Ambracia was founded as a colony of Corinth in the late 7th century BC at the same location where the modern city of Arta extends today. On the same site existed an indigenous settlement of the 9th century BC and a subsequent trading post, which was installed by the Corinthians. The choice of the location was dictated by the important strategic and trading advantages it had to offer. A recent excavation in Arta revealed a dense layer with geometric pottery, without any architectural remains, under Hellenistic buildings at a very short distance from the south gate of the fortification walls of the city. In this paper we present the geometric pottery, including fragments of vessels primarily of the “Thapsos Group”. We will attempt to record all the shapes of the vessels, such as skyphoi, oinochoai etc. and to classify them, according to their decoration. We will also make an attempt to date the presented pottery, by comparison with examples of the same period from both the town of Arta and from other regions of Greece and finally, to discuss the issue of the “Thapsos Group” origin in the light of these new elements.