CERAMICS BEFORE FARMING: THE DISPERSAL OF POTTERY AMONG PREHISTORIC EURASIAN HUNTER-GATHERERS

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A long-overdue advancement in ceramic studies, this volume sheds new light on the adoption and dispersal of pottery by non-agricultural societies of prehistoric Eurasia. Major contributions from Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia make this a truly international work that brings together different theories and material for the first time. Researchers and scholars studying the origins and dispersal of pottery, the prehistoric peoples or Eurasia, and flow of ancient ...

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Overview

A long-overdue advancement in ceramic studies, this volume sheds new light on the adoption and dispersal of pottery by non-agricultural societies of prehistoric Eurasia. Major contributions from Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia make this a truly international work that brings together different theories and material for the first time. Researchers and scholars studying the origins and dispersal of pottery, the prehistoric peoples or Eurasia, and flow of ancient technologies will all benefit from this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598742459
  • Publisher: Left Coast Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2010
  • Series: UNIV COL LONDON INST ARCH PUB
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Jordan is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen. His research interests include the archaeology, ethnoarchaeology and ethnohistory of northern hunter-gatherers and reindeer-herders. Marek Zvelebil is a Professor of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 11

Foreword Brian Hayden 19

Preface 27

Part 1 Introduction 31

1 Ex Oriente Lux: The Prehistory of Hunter-Gatherer Ceramic Dispersals Peter Jordan Marek Zvelebil 33

Part 2 Early Ceramic Innovations and Dispersals 91

2 Long-Term Innovation: The Appearance and Spread of Pottery in the Japanese Archipelago Simon Kaner 93

3 Pottery Making in Prehistoric Cultures of the Russian Far East Irina S Zhushchikhovskaya 121

4 Hunter-Gatherer Ceramics of Neolithic Korea Daeyoun Cho Ilhong Ko 149

5 Review of Early Hunter-Gatherer Pottery in Eastern Siberia Hugh G McKenzie 167

6 Early Hunter-Gatherer Ceramics in the Urals and Western Siberia Natal'ia M Chairkina Lubov' L Kosinskaia 209

7 Early Pottery Makers in Eastern Europe: Centres of Origins, Subsistence and Dispersal Pavel M Dolukhanov Andrei M Mazurkevich Anvar M Shukurov 237

8 Early Hunter-Gatherer Ceramics in Karelia Konstantin German 255

9 Ceramic Anthropomorphic Sculptures of the East European Forest Zone Ekaterina Kashina 281

10 Pottery of the Stone Age Hunter-Gatherers in Finland Petro Pesonen Sirpa Leskinen 299

11 Ceramics as a Novelty in Northern and Southern Sweden Ole Stilborg Lena Holm 319

12 'All Change'? Exploring the Role of Technological Choice in the Early Northern Comb Ware of Finnmark, Arctic Norway Marianne Skandfer 347

13 'Tiny Islands in a Far Sea'-On the Seal Hunters of Åland, and the Northwestern Limit in the Spread of Early Pottery Fredrik Hallgren 375

14 The Pitted Ware Culture in Eastern Middle Sweden: Material Culture and Human Agency Mats Larsson 395

15 Pitted Ware Culture Ceramics: Aspects of Pottery Production and Use at Ottenby Royal Manor, Öland, Sweden Ludvig Papmehl-Dufay 421

Part 3 Early Pottery in Forager-Farmer Interaction Zones 447

16 Hunter-Gatherers and Early Ceramics in Poland Marek Nowak 449

17 Early Pottery in Hunter-Gatherer Societies of Western Europe Philippe Crombé 477

18 Ceramic Trajectories: From Figurines to Vessels Mihael Budja 499

19 Transregional Culture Contacts and the Neolithization Process in Northern Central Europe Detlef Gronenborn 527

Part 4 Ceramic Dispersals in World Perspective 551

20 Discussion: Living at the Edge William K Barnett 553

21 Hunter-Gatherer Pottery: An Emerging 14C Chronology Peter Hommel 561

Index 571

About the Editors and Contributors 585

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