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Archaeometric Characterization of Pottery from the Iron Age Hillfort of Pintia (Valladolid, Spain)

Coria-Noguera , José Carlos and Badreshany, Kamal and Sanz-Mínguez, Carlos (2022) 'Archaeometric Characterization of Pottery from the Iron Age Hillfort of Pintia (Valladolid, Spain).', Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 41 . p. 103313.


This paper presents the results of an archaeometric analysis of pre-Roman and Roman ceramics from the Vaccean Iron Age hillfort of Pintia (Valladolid, Spain). The study assesses degrees of romanization and hybridization by investigating changes in local ceramic production and the dissemination of new technologies with the arrival of Roman rule. Thin-section petrography, XRD, and geochemical analyses (using XRF) have been utilised on a selection of pre- and post-conquest vessels from habitation contexts. This work goes beyond traditional typological analyses to shed light on the resilience of ‘Second Iron Age’ communities, who's ceramic traditions largely persist into Roman times, albeit with some changes, like shifts in the preferences and location of raw materials.

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Date accepted:03 December 2021
Date deposited:03 December 2021
Date of first online publication:24 December 2021
Date first made open access:17 January 2022

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