General Evaluation on Imported Pottery in Perge in the Roman Imperial Period and Late Antiquity
İstanbul Üniversitesi, Edebiyat Fakültesi, Arkeoloji Bölümü, İstanbul/TÜRKİYE
Keywords: Pamphylia, Perge, Pottery, Sigillata, Red Slip Ware, Unguentarium, Late Roman Pottery.
Modern Antalya Plain was called as Pamphylia in antiquity where Perge is one of the important cities of the region. The majority of the buildings that can be seen today are dated to the Roman Imperial Period. However, by the help of the excavations conducted in the acropolis, the first human traces are dated back to the 5000 BC. From this era until about 7th century AD, continuous settlement is observed in Perge, where excavation and restoration works have been carried out since 1946. Thanks to those studies carried out by different experts and in several periods. It is understood that the city’s pottery repertoire is quite extensive since 5000 BC till Late Antiquity. Although the settlement is far from Mediterranean, the geographic proximity to Aksu river, which is suitable for the ships to sail, makes Perge a harbour city. It can be said that the city has strong commercial network owing to this convenient location. This article is focused on imported materials of Roman Imperial Period and Late Antiquity.