Life in the Latin States of the Levant - the Kingdom of Jerusalem, the Counties of Tripoli and Edessa, the Principality of Antioch and the Kingdom of Cyprus - brought together local populations, Frankish settlers and foreign merchants between c. 1099 and 1291. Pottery is the most abundant artifact type in archaeological assemblages due to their high breakage rate and resistance to decay. The materials required for pottery manufacture are easily available and cheap, and therefore pottery was commonly used by people from all levels of society. Ceramics are tangible evidence of everyday life and a straightforward documentation of their own life cycles. While the traded wares are better known, and are the subject of this chapter, characterizing the local wares with limited distribution necessitates more study. An example is the Syrian coast region, where ceramic wares collected in a large-scale survey indicate quite a few unknown small local workshops.
|Title of host publication||Exploring Outremer Volume II|
|Subtitle of host publication||Studies in Crusader Archaeology in Honour of Adrian J. Boas|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||25|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2023|
Bibliographical notePublisher Copyright:
© 2023 selection and editorial matter, Rabei G. Khamisy, Rafael Y. Lewis, Vardit R. Shotten-Hallel; individual chapters, the contributors.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (all)