Journal of archaeological science vol:29 issue:8 pages:873-882
In 1987 a potters' quarter was discovered to the east of the ancient town of Sagalassos (SW Turkey). A wide variety of ceramic products was manufactured locally, including a series of tableware (Sagalassos red slip ware). Following a late Hellenistic antecedent, mass production of this tableware started during the early Augustan period and lasted into the first half of the 7th century AD. This contribution aims at illustrating some of the technological and organizational choices made by the potters when mass production was initialized.