„Невидими“ занаяти в древна Тракия: дървообработка и изделия от дърво
“Invisible” crafts in ancient Thrace: woodworking and manufacture of wooden objects
Keywords:Carpentry, carpentry tools, wooden objects, ancient furniture, woodworking
This study of the widespread utilisation of timber in Thrace is based on a broad range of evidence such as ancient written testimonies, representations on pieces of art, palaeobotanical data, as well as carpenters’ tools and worked wood remains discovered in various archaeological contexts. The majority of relevant sources dates to the second half of the 1st millennium BC. A close examination of the available evidence indicates that the most popular wooden objects either were manufactured at home or were products of highly and less so qualified craftsmen. The cultural contacts of ancient Thrace with the Aegean, Anatolia and the Mediterranean world changed the consumption patterns of the local communities. Consequently, imported wooden commodities were introduced to the life of the Thracian elites, while highly skilled carpenters established themselves in regional workshops.
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