Greek amphora dating
This summary provides an overview of what we currently know about the main ancient shipwreck site and our plans for future expeditions.
The Wreck Site The shipwreck is Hellinistic in origin, most probably dating from the end of the third century BC or the beginning of the second century BC.
The most typically occurring form is termed Type B, characterised by the combination of round handles, the mouth's straight lip, and the convex profile of the one-piece foot (termed 'echinus').
The shape is old, dating back to the seventh century, and continuing to be produced until the mid-fifth century.
Apulian-style pottery subsequently came into full bloom in Southern Italian workshops.
It is important to note the fanciful and increasingly ornate tastes developed by both Greek and Italian consumers of the mid to late 4 th century BCE.
New links provided October 2013 by Kallan Oliver: South Italian Vase Painting Greek Pottery and other material made in the 4th century BCE Greek Pottery and its chronology The Pottery of Ancient Greece This Pelike dates from ca.
350 BCE, a time when this particular type of vessel experienced great popularity in Southern Italy and became a common dining staple in Apulian and Campanian vases.
53 Hellenistic amphora stamps are published (not physically seen by GF), mostly Rhodian (45 and maybe 4 others), as usual in the Southern Levant. more1 Ammonite amphora stamp of the Iron Age II opens the catalogue (KWR-AK).
53 Hellenistic amphora stamps are published (not physically seen by GF), mostly Rhodian (45 and maybe 4 others), as usual in the Southern Levant.