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Title: Pointe Lequin 1A
Subtitle: Wine Cups and Economic Networks in the Western Mediterranean
Author(s): KROTSCHECK, Ulrike
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 14 Date: 2015
This paper critically examines the structure and scale of maritime trade networks amongst Greek settlements in the western Mediterranean. Data collected from the shipwreck Pointe Lequin 1A, Massalia, Emporion and Cala Sant Vicenç show that economic interactions were more varied than previously thought. The results of Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) of a common type of wine cup found at all four sites, the so-called ‘Ionian Cup, Type B2’, indicate a common centre of production. This evidence of production and distribution of a non-subsistence good foreshadows a fundamental shift in the scale and structure of the maritime economy.