Erdmute Schultze

Olbia, Ukraine: Grautonige Keramik der ersten Jahrhunderte n. Chr. im Unteren Bug-Gebiet

The main focus of the research project is to clarify the relation between the antique centre of Olbia and its vicinity with regards to the pottery production as a part of the economic structure. The grey wheel-made ceramics from all sites could be divided into two separate spectra of vessels of different shapes and decorations – Greek-Roman and Chernyakhov pottery. In 2013 portable XRF analysis was implemented for 284 samples from the area in study. As a result different pottery-groups could be identified by comparing their different chemical elements. Furthermore some preliminary results were obtained by comparing two spectra of vessels and four groups based on P-XRFAnalysis.