Cultural identities through analysis of pottery technology. Reflections on the Romanization of Turdetania-Baetica

Violeta Moreno Megías
PYRENAE, vol. 53 núm. 1 (2022) (p. 89-111)
DOI: 10.1344/Pyrenae2022.vol53num1.4

This article reflects on the pre-Roman pottery tradition of Turdetania and changes to that tradition resulting from the Roman conquest, within the framework of transformations understood as Romanization. The relationship between both pottery traditions is analysed on the basis of not only morpho-typological but also technological aspects (scarcely addressed in previous research) and their social readings. This work proposes a perspective that derives from the craftsmen’s role as actors in the interpretation of various aspects of the local population’s material expression in the face of Roman cultural influence. Finally, new lines of research are identified that can develop the aspects raised.

KEYWORDS: CRAFTSMANSHIP, POTTERY TRADITION, LATE IRON AGE, ROMANIZATION, TURDETANIA, BAETICA