Krywonos, J. W.
1978 Provenance studies of Romano-Cyrenaican Coarse Potsherds by Neutron Activation Analysis. Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, University of Manchester, UK.


Excavations in Cyrenaica have revealed large numbers of fragments from amphorae and pottery of different ages. Amphorae were used by ancient Mediterranean civilizations to transport various products throughout the Mediterranean region. A number of potsherds whose origins were thought to be different, were examined by neutron activation analysis. If the origins of these sherds can be established then some insight can be gained into ancient trade routes. Cyrenaica, besides not having been greatly studied, is a particularly good area to investigate because of its central position in the north African part of the Roman Empire.