Evidence of Maritime Trade on the Eastern Adriatic Coast Based on Underwater Finds from Two Roman Ports in Croatia

Abstract

Tijekom razdoblja rimske prevlasti na Sredozemlju pomorski su putovi bili važni kanali za razmjenu robe između udaljenih dijelova Carstva. Ti su se putovi mijenjali tijekom stoljeća zbog političkih, gospodarskih i drugih razloga. Cilj je ovog rada predstaviti razlike u fluktuaciji uvoza i izvoza između istočne obale Jadrana, Italije i ostalih rimskih provincija na temelju nalaza amfora u Hrvatskoj iz razdoblja od 1. do 6. stoljeća. Amfore su zasigurno najčešći nalaz u istraživačkim kampanjama podvodne arheologije. Iako su uglavnom služile kao spremnici i ambalaža tijekom prijevoza robe, danas su bogat izvor informacija o teretu određenog broda: o podrijetlu, vrsti i veličini broda, lukama u kojima je pristajao i mnogočemu drugome. Isto tako, mnogo se informacija može doznati proučavanjem skupina amfora iz luka i drugih obalnih nalazišta.During the period of Roman dominance of the Mediterranean, maritime routes were important channels for the exchange of goods between distant parts of the Empire. These routes have changed over the centuries for political, economic and other reasons. This paper aims to present differences in the fluctuation of imports and exports between the eastern Adriatic coast, Italia and other Roman provinces based on finds of amphorae in Croatia from the 1st to 6th century AD. Amphorae are certainly the most common find in underwater archaeology research campaigns. Although they served mainly as packaging containers for the transport of supplies, they are today a rich source of information about a ship’s cargo: point of origin, the type and size of ship, its ports of call and much more. Also, a lot of information can be found out by studying the amphorae assemblages from harbours and other coastal sites

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