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Title: Water Use and Management in the Classical and Early Hellenistic Silver Industry of Thorikos and the Laurion
Author(s): VAN LIEFFERINGE, K.
Volume: 88 Date: 2013
Thorikos is located in the silver-rich Laurion region of southeast Attica, Greece. During the Classical and Early Hellenistic period, the metallurgical activities in the Laurion boomed and silver processing workshops, demanding large quantities of water, were spread over the entire area. This paper examines the role of water use and management in a selection of metallurgy workshops in the Thorikos area in order to enhance our understanding of the production of silver in the Thorikos deme.