The roof tiles obtained in archaeological excavations provide important clues in determining and lighting historical processes. In this regard, research on the production methods and forms of roofing tiles is of great importance. The roof tiles, which began to be seen for the first time in the early Helladic age and from 7 centuries BC, have taken different sizes and forms according to the places and periods used. In this regard, the presence of two basic formats, including flat and closing tiles, can be determined. Furthermore, the roof tiles made of terracotta are divided into three main types, Corinthian, Laconia and Sicilia, according to the production centers in antiquity. These tiles are then produced and used in different regions, but they are named according to the places they were originally manufactured. Roof tiles in Rhodiapolis excavations were found to be in the form of closing type and Corinthian type tiles. It is understood that the production wastes belonging to the recovered tiles are subjected to extreme temperature.
In this study, since the scientific data on the construction techniques of the tile samples found in the Rhodiapolis excavations are very limited, clay samples were taken from three different points from the region in order to determine whether the tiles were local production. Considering the tile forms in the finds, tile production was made with these clays. With this work, it is thought that the information obtained from both archeological and ceramic production will help the work in the future.
Keywords: Tile, Ceramic, Rhodiapolis, Production