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dc.contributor.authorSchwall, Christoph
dc.contributor.authorGluhak, Tatjana M.
dc.descriptionAnderson, T.J., Alonso, N. (eds), Tilting at Mills: The Archaeology and Geology of Mills and Milling. Revista d’Arqueologia de Ponent. Número Extra 4, 2019. ISBN: 9788491440291ca_ES
dc.description.abstractThis study is based on the assemblage of grinding stones from the Greek colony of Selinunte in Sicily. Most were brought to light in well stratified contexts dating to the 6th century BC making them ideal subjects for research on the development of early milling techniques. In addition to saddle querns, Selinunte has Olynthus mills and mills driven by rotary motion were discovered in previous excavations that are also representative of advances in milling technology. The Selinunte assemblage can be compared to contemporary mills from elsewhere throughout the Mediterranean Basin. Based on these comparisons, we suggest a saddle type of mill model comprising of a boat-shaped upper stone and a roughly rectangular-shaped lower stone as a precursor of the Olynthus mill. The sources of the rock point to mainland Sicily, the Aeolian Islands and perhaps from the Aegean Islands bolstering the supposed importance of this coastal settlement as a centre of trade in the central Mediterranean.ca_ES
dc.publisherUniversitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antigaca_ES
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dc.relation.ispartofRevista d'arqueologia de Ponent, 2019, extra 4, p. 213-222ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by-nc (c) Christoph Schwall, Tatjana M. Gluhak, 2019ca_ES
dc.subjectGrinding stonesca_ES
dc.subjectSaddle quernsca_ES
dc.subjectOlynthus millsca_ES
dc.subjectRotary motionca_ES
dc.subjectVolcanic rocksca_ES
dc.titleThe volcanic rock grinding stones from Selinunte, Sicily (Italy): Archaeological evidence and geochemical provenance analysesca_ES

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