Late Medieval and Early-modern Pottery Finds from Stratified Situations and the Spectrometric Analyses of Glazed Pottery Samples. Castle and Its Hinterland (Rokštejn Castle and Farmstead from PanskáLhota Village, Bohemian-Moravian Highland)



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Description The fundamental descriptive and formal analysis of the pottery from stratified situations was enhanced by the chemical composition analysis. The Late Medieval pottery collection with a myriad of used glazes comes from the destruction horizon of the Rokštejn Castle (dated to 1467) and was subjected to the XRF spectroscopy. Based on this excavation, a change in the construction of the house was detected, as the front facade of the house was moved into the village square. The recorded sequence of pottery represents a cross-collection from the 14th to 19th century. When comparing the farmstead pottery material with the finds from the Rokštejn Castle and later from the Brtnice Chateau, it is clear that the collections are of the same provenience. This is also applicable for the Brtnice Domain, and for the large part, for its neighbours. Using these analyses of chemical composition can lead to an investigation of the origin of the glazes – local or regional, based on the local geology. For a comparison, a sample of the stoneware of non-local origin was used; its use is documented at the Castle during the second half of the 14th century. This collection represents one of the very first analysed collections from the Bohemian-Moravian Highland by such method.
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