The Capacity Of Northern Pontic Amphorae Of The 8Th-10Th Centuries

E.V. Sukhanov
2018 Zenodo  
The article deals with study of capacity of medieval amphoraе that are spread over sites of the 8th — 10th centuries in the Northern part of the Black Sea region. Such vessels were manufactured in pottery centers of Byzantine Taurica. The task complexity is related to lack of written sources on regulation of the Black Sea amphorae production in Taurica and on the state control of volumetric standards applied to ceramic containers. 176 intact vessels found at monuments of Crimea, Taman
more » ... , the Sea of Azov basin, the Don river basin and the Caucasus served as the material for this study. The method of 3D modeling (with use of Autodesk 3Ds Max computer program) was employed for solution of the task. The results of the study suggest that some amphorae groups can be associated with at least five capacitive standards based on Byzantine volume units of wine.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1297156 fatcat:7ior6is7jncaregkn4yq2fl5pu