Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Combined petrographic and chemical analysis of water containers and glazed wares in the Early Islamic Vega of Granada (southeast Spain, 6th to 12th centuries CE)
Authors: Carvajal López, JC
Hein, A
Glascock, MD
Day, PM
First Published: 5-Oct-2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports Volume 21, October 2018, Pages 1130-1140
Abstract: In this paper petrographic and NAA analyses of two categories of ceramic wares of the early medieval Vega of Granada (southeast Spain) are presented. The vessels analysed include Water Containers and Glazed Wares and were manufactured between the sixth and the twelfth centuries CE. This is the period of the Islamization of Iberia and the emergence of al-Andalus. The studies in this paper offer an opportunity to understand technological, social and economic changes that were part of the pattern of Islamization. The results of this work show that there is a differential pattern of distribution for the samples studied in the eastern and western areas of the Vega and that there is a chronological change in technological variability of the production of the wares under investigation. An earlier period in which this variability is high gave way to a period where the variability is much less and potentially more standardised technological procedures were followed.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.09.016
ISSN: 2352-409X
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © Elsevier, 2017. This version of the paper is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License (, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, School of Archaeology and Ancient History

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Carvajal Lopez et al 2017 Petrographic and chemical analysis Vega of Granada.pdfPost-review (final submitted author manuscript)3.08 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in LRA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.