Urban Ceramic Workshops in the Province of Thrace during the Principate: The Archaeological Evidence from Bulgaria

  • Alexander Harizanov Nadezhda III, 328A BG-1229 Sofia
Keywords: provincia Thracia, towns, ceramic workshops, Bulgaria


This article explores the archaeological evidence of urban ceramic workshops in the Roman province of Thrace, discovered in the modern territory of Bulgaria. Three major types of data are taken into account – the overall location, the internal organisation and the production repertoire of the potteries in question. The analysed information is then compared to published material about urban ateliers in other provinces of the Roman Empire. In conclusion some general remarks are made on the scale and chronology of the ceramic manufacture in the towns of provincia Thracia.