ΠΡΑΚΤΙΚΑ (II). Θ΄ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΟΝΙΚΗ ΣΥΝΑΝΤΗΣΗ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΚΕΡΑΜΙΚΗ
During the period 5-9/12/2012, the 9th International Scientific Meeting on Hellenistic Pottery took place in Thessaloniki. The responsibility of the Meeting took the Permanent Scientific Committee of the Conference, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Archaeological Museums and the Archaeological Service of Antiquities of Thessaloniki and Aiani. In the Meeting there were ninety-five participants, Greek and foreign archaeologists who contributed with oral announcements or posters (see program) while a big audience attended. For the purposes of the works there was published a Volume of Abstracts in Greek and English as well as a collective Volume with the presentation of the main themes of Hellenistic pottery in Macedonia (TAP editions).The book was distributed to the delegates. The meeting ended with a particularly interesting workshop at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki (08/12/12) and a visit at the Museum of Aiani (09/12/12).
Tauric Chersonesos occupies the territory of Chersonesos cape in the southwestern part of Heraclea peninsula in the Crimea (Fig. 1). It is only the Doric colony in the Northern Black Sea region. The shapes diversity of hydriai were unearthed in the necropoleis of Chersonesos. The traditional using of cremation burial rites in the city during the Hellenistic period undoubtedly was one of the main causes conditioning it. The need for a special type of vessels has determined importing of Hadra vases in the city at the Hellenistic period. The same reason may have caused to the emergence of local ceramic production in the city at the Hellenistic period. Since the time of the hydriai existence before entering to the burial could not be long, they are an important source for dating archaeological complexes and sites.