Catering for Pilgrims: Petrographic Analysis of Late Antique Kitchenware from the Monastery of St Lot at Deir 'Ain 'Abata, Jordan

Louise Joyner 1 and Konstantinos D. Politis 2

1 Department of Scientific Research 2 Department of Medieval and Modern Europe
The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG, UK
Louise Joyner ljoyner@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Cite this as: L. Joyner and K.D. Politis 2000 'Catering for Pilgrims: Petrographic Analysis of Late Antique Kitchenware from the Monastery of St Lot at Deir 'Ain 'Abata, Jordan', Internet Archaeology 9. https://doi.org/10.11141/ia.9.9

Summary

Petrography has been used to elucidate patterns of production and consumption of kitchenware at a typical Early Christian desert monastery on the Pilgrim route. While some vessels may have been produced locally, there is evidence for long distance trade of other vessels.

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