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Ancient pottery

Author: Rivka Gonen
Publisher: London : Cassell, 1973.
Series: Cassell's introducing archaeology series, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illus. on lining papers. Includes index.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rivka Gonen
ISBN: 0304292664 9780304292660
OCLC Number: 1273698
Notes: Ill. on lining papers.
Includes index.
Description: 95 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
pt.I. Pottery in the ancient world --
1. Potters and pottery --
The invention of pottery --
The potter's role in ancient times --
2. How pottery is made --
Clay --
Preparing the clay --
Forming the vessel --
The potter's wheel --
Combined methods --
Firing the clay vessels --
3. Form and design --
Form --
Decoration --
Slip --
Burnishing and glazing --
pt. II. Ancient pottery and the archaeologist --
1. The importance of pottery to archaeological investigations --
2. Day-to-day use of pottery --
3. Interpreting changes in pottery --
Gradual transitions --
Abrupt changes --
4. Pottery and history --
Pottery complementing historical data --
Pottery contradicting historical data --
Pottery as the only data --
5. Pottery and international trade --
Pottery as packaging material --
Pottery vessels as luxury items --
Trade or migration? --
6. Pottery and chronology --
Pottery and relative chronology --
Pottery and absolute chronology --
Modern physics and pottery dating. --
Illustration sources --
Index.
Series Title: Cassell's introducing archaeology series, 2.
Responsibility: Rivka Gonen.

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Illus. on lining papers. Includes index.

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