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Title: On 'Pre-colonial' Links, Once Again
Author(s): TSETSKHLADZE, Gocha R.
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 15 Date: 2016
Recent publication has put forward (new) pottery evidence from Berezan (Borysthenes), supposedly dated to the second third of the 7th century BC, to buttress unsustainable arguments about Greek ‘pre-colonial’ contacts with locals in the Black Sea despite all that has been written to rebut such interpretations. Once again, pottery equals people (or so it seems), and a single example indicates more contact than it is reasonable to suppose. Here, briefly, I revisit this theme and discuss this evidence and its interpretation.