Project

Grinding stones in Thorikos (Attica, Greece). Typology, function and provenance.

Duration
01 October 2021 → 31 March 2022
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Classical archaeology
Keywords
Antiquity Bronze Age millstones South Aegean Laurion geochemical analyses silver mining metallurgy
 
Project description

This research focuses on the typology, function and provenance determination of the millstones used in Thorikos from the Bronze Age to Byzantine times. It aims to provide additional data on ancient trade flows, to answer some questions about the use of Olynthus mills and to document as systematically as possible a category of artefacts that is in many cases overlooked.