Ceramics and Civilization: The Prehistory & History of Ceramic Kilns / Edition 1

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Overview

Application of heat to clay transforms it into a ceramic, and thus the history and technical features of structures supplying that heat - kilns - are of considerable importance. The 14 chapters in this volume discuss ancient and historic kilns from the viewpoint of their excavation, their operational principles, and their contributions to an understanding of ceramic production within ancient economies.

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A collection of 14 papers presented in a one day symposia held at the 98th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 1996. The contributors explore the variability of kilns both chronologically and geographically, stressing new data to emerge from recent archeological excavations at sites in North, Central, and South America. Topics in firing structures, brick and tile making and glass production are explored in the areas of neolithic Greece, the third millennium Indus valley, imperial China, the US Southwest, coastal Peru, during the Classic period of Mesoamerica, and in Renaissance Italy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574980264
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/3/1997
  • Series: Ceramics and Civilization Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview by P.M. Rice.

Operational Principles of Ceramic Kilns (W.D. Kingery).

Inferring Firing Procedures from Sherds: Early Greek Kilns (K.D. Vitelli).

Pottery Firing Structures (Kilns) of the Indus Civilization During the Third Millennium B.C. (H.M.-L. Miller).

The Jingdezhen Egg-Shaped Kiln (J.Q. Hu and H.T. Li).

Technology and Organization of Anasazi Trench Kilns (E. Blinman and C. Swink).

The Variability and Evolution of Prehispanic Kilns on the Peruvian Coast (I. Shimada).

Ceramic Firing in Ancient and Modern Oaxaca (G.M. Feinman and A. Balkansky

Prehispanic Kilns at Matacapan, Veracruz, Mexico by C.A. Pool).

The Fires Without and the Fires Within: Evidence for Ceramic Production Facilities at the Late Classic Site of La Sierra, Naco Valley, Northwestern Honduras, and in its Environs (P.A. Urban, E.C. Wells and M.T. Ausec).

Brick and Tile Making in Spanish California with Related Old and New World Examples (J.G. Costello).

An Integrative Review and Examination of Glass Furnace Technology in Renaissance Italy (W.P. McCray).

Unusual Old Kilns (O.J. Whittemore)

Concluding Comments (P.M. Rice).

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