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Kothon, cothon et ports creusés

Carayon, Nicolas, Arnaud, Pascal, Garcia Casacuberta, Nuria and Keay, Simon (2017) Kothon, cothon et ports creusés Mélanges de l'Ecole française de Rome Antiquité, 129, (1), pp. 1-23.

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According to ancient literature, Kothon is the name given to the late Punic ports of Carthage, a particular type of vase and a type of harbour. Ancient definitions of a type of port seem to describe an artificially excavated basin, and this characteristic appears regularly within archaeological literature. However, if the ancient sources are examined closely, the association between Kothon and dug basin is not clear. This paper aims to analyse the sources related to the Kothon and to propose a new definition of the term.

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Accepted/In Press date: 19 April 2016
Published date: 2017
Organisations: Archaeology


Local EPrints ID: 403077
ISSN: 1724-2134
PURE UUID: f4a3461f-8eab-48ca-b050-9f1de876695e

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Date deposited: 24 Nov 2016 10:31
Last modified: 03 Oct 2017 16:33

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Author: Nicolas Carayon
Author: Pascal Arnaud
Author: Nuria Garcia Casacuberta
Author: Simon Keay

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