Butrint 6: Excavations on the Vrina Plain Volume 2: The Finds [Hardback]

Simon Greenslade (Editor)

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ISBN: 9781789252170 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Series: Butrint Archaeological Monographs | Volume: 6.2 | Year of Publication: 2019 | Language: English 296p, H297 x W210 (mm) b/w and colour

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Butrint 6: Excavations on the Vrina Plain Volume 2


Butrint 6 describes the excavations carried out on the Vrina Plain by the Butrint Foundation from 2002–2007. Lying just to the south of the ancient port city of Butrint, these excavations have revealed a 1,300 year long story of a changing community that began in the 1st century AD, one which not only played its part in shaping the city of Butrint but also in how the city interacted and at times reacted to the changing political, economic and cultural situations occurring across the Mediterranean World over this period. Volume II discusses the finds from the Vrina Plain excavations.

This volume provides an insight into how the Vrina Plain community lived, worked and ultimately died and includes chapters on the medieval and post-medieval ceramics from the excavations, analysis of the human and faunal remains, environmental evidence, Roman and Medieval coins, a detailed study of the small finds as well as a discussion of the glass including a report on a number of glass cakes, ingots of raw glass associated with glass working that were found during the excavations.

The volume also reports on five lead seals dating from the late 9th to the 10th century, an uncommon find but one which when considered with the contemporary coins suggests that for 100 years the Vrina Plain was Butrint.

Table of Contents

1. The Medieval and Post-Medieval pottery finds from the Vrina Plain excavations.
Joanita Vroom
2. The Ancient and Early Byzantine Coins from Vrina Plain.
Sam Moorhead
3. Byzantine and Early Modern Coins (9th – 17th centuries).
Pagona Papadopoulou
4. Lead seals.
Pagona Papadopoulou
5. The human skeletons from the Vrina Plain
Todd W. Fenton, Angela Soler, Carolyn V. Hurst, and Jared Beatrice
6. Vrina Plain Small Finds
John Mitchell
Appendix: The conservation of the Vrina Plain small finds
Pippa Pearce
7. The Vessel Glass of the Vrina Plain: A Catalogue
Karen Stark
8. Glass cakes and glass tesserae from the Vrina Plain
 Nadine Schibille
9. The Faunal Remains
Richard Madgwick
10. Aquatic resource exploitation at the Vrina Plain from the 1st to the 13th century AD
Rena Veropoulidou
11. Hand-collected shell.
Matt Law and Richard Madgwick
12. The archaeobotanical evidence of the Vrina Plain settlement
Alexandra Livarda

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