A Middle Neolithic Pottery Workshop at Magoula Imvrou Pigadi, at the Crossroads of Eastern-Western Thessaly and Phtiotida


  • Nina Kyparissi-Apostolika Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Ephorate of Palaeoanthropology and Speleology, Athens, Greece
  • Evita Kalogiropoulou University of Crete, Rethymnon, Greece
  • Dimitris Roussos National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, Greece
  • Niki Saridaki Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Philosophy, School of History and Archaeology, Greece
  • Odysseas Metaxas
  • Georgia Kotzamani
  • Katerina Trantalidou Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Athens, Greece
  • Yorgos Facorellis University of West Attica, School of Applied Arts and Culture, Department of Antiquities and Works of Art Conservation, Athens, Greece




Neolithic, Thessaly, workshops, pyrotechnology, specialised production, kilns, pottery, exchange networks


This paper presents the first known and systematically excavated Middle Neolithic pottery workshop in southwestern Thessaly at Imvrou Pigadi. The excavations and in situ finds, along with the pronounced kiln structures, their typological classification and pyrotechnological operation, suggests considerable expertise in pottery manufacture. The pottery itself, together with the chipped stone industry and other small finds, as well as the fauna and archaeobotanical assemblages are presented. The results of the 14C dating programme point to use of the workshop at the beginning of the 6th millennium. All this evidence suggests an active settlement where pottery production was carried out, which was then circulated within the wider region.


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04.11.2022 — Updated on 23.12.2022

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Kyparissi-Apostolika, N., Kalogiropoulou, E., Roussos, D., Saridaki, N., Metaxas, O., Kotzamani, G., Trantalidou, K., & Facorellis, Y. (2022). A Middle Neolithic Pottery Workshop at Magoula Imvrou Pigadi, at the Crossroads of Eastern-Western Thessaly and Phtiotida. Documenta Praehistorica, 49, 364–386. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.49.16




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