|previous article in this issue||next article in this issue|
Document Details :
Title: Early Ionian Ceramics in the Materials of the Tarasova Balka Settlement in the Trans-Kuban Region
Author(s): RYABKOVA, Tatyana V.
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 21 Date: 2022
The settlement of Tarasova Balka is located near the Laba river in the foothills of the north-western Caucasus. This hilly area is separated from the nearest sea coast by a mountain range and a distance of over 200 km. There are many Early Scythian monuments in the neighbourhood and the famous Kostromskoy (1st Razmenny) barrow in the immediate vicinity. Artefacts are typical for the Scythian Archaic period and indicate a paramilitary and nomadic mode of life. Despite the distance from the coast numerous finds of East Greek pottery have been made since the beginning of excavation. About 2% of the total number of ceramic fragments are parts of transport amphorae of Lesbian and Clazomenian production and the fragments of South Ionian vessels decorated in the Wild Goat style. The present article is the first publication of Tarasova Balka’s painted tableware. Milesian painted ware has been dated to 630-610 BC according to the Kerschner-Schlotzhauer classification.