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Analysis of Iron Age ceramics suggests complex pattern of Eastern Mediterranean trade
White Painted and Bichrome Wares are Cypriot-style ceramics produced during the Iron Age that may provide clues about trade in the Eastern Mediterranean at that time. Although these ceramics are often assumed to be imports from Cyprus, excavations in southern Turkey have suggested that some pottery was produced locally, challenging previous assumptions about trade in the Eastern Mediterranean. Imported and local versions of this pottery had different elemental compositions, which helped the authors determine where this pottery was produced.
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