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: 9781611327892
  • Publisher: Left Coast Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2011
  • Series: UNIV COL LONDON INST ARCH PUB Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 589
  • Sales rank: 1,226,649
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (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 Foreword by Brian Hayden Preface Part 1 INTRODUCTION 1. Ex Oriente Lux: The Prehistory of Hunter Gatherer Ceramic Dispersals – Peter Jordan and Marek Zvelebil Part 2 EARLY CERAMIC INNOVATIONS AND DISPERSALS 2. Long-Term Innovation: The Appearance and Spread of Pottery in the Japanese Archipelago - Simon Kaner 3. Pottery-making in Prehistoric Cultures of the Russian Far East - Irina S. Zhushchikhovskaya 4. Hunter-Gatherer Ceramics of Neolithic Korea - Daeyoun Cho and Ilhong Ko 5. Review of Early Hunter-Gatherer Pottery in Eastern Siberia - Hugh McKenzie 6. Early Hunter Gatherer Ceramics in the Urals and Western Siberia - Natal'ia M. Chairkina and Lubov' L. Kosinskaya 7. Early Pottery Makers in Eastern Europe: Centres of Origins, Subsistence and Dispersal - Pavel M. Dolukhanov, Andrei M. Mazurkevich and Anvar M. Shukurov 8. Early Hunter-Gatherer Ceramics in Karelia - Konstantin German 9. Ceramic Anthropomorphic Sculptures of the East European Forest Zone - Ekaterina Kashina 10. Pottery of the Stone Age Hunter-Gatherers in Finland - Petro Pesonen and Sirpa Leskinen 11. Ceramics as a Novelty in Northern and Southern Sweden - Ole Stilborg and Lena Holm 12. ‘All Change’? Exploring the Role of Technological Choice in the Early Northern Comb Ware of Finnmark, Arctic Norway - Marianne Skandfer 13. ‘Tiny Islands in a Far Sea’—On the Seal Hunters of Åland, and the North-Western Limit in the Spread of Early Pottery - Fredrik Hallgren 14. The Pitted Ware Culture in Eastern Middle Sweden: Material Culture and Human Agency - Mats Larsson 15. Pitted Ware Culture Ceramics: Aspects of Pottery Production and Use at Ottenby Royal Manor, Öland, Sweden - Ludvig Papmehl-Dufay Part 3 EARLY POTTERY IN FORAGER-FARMER INTERACTION ZONES 16. Hunter-Gatherers and Early Ceramics in Poland - Marek Nowak 17. Early Pottery in Hunter-Gatherer Societies of Western Europe - Philippe Crombé 18. Ceramic Trajectories: from Figurines to Vessels - Mihael Budja 19. Transregional Culture Contacts and the Neolithization Process in Northern Central Europe - Detlef Gronenborn Part 4 CERAMIC DISPERSALS IN WORLD PERSPECTIVE 20. Discussion: Living at the Edge - William K. Barnett 21. Hunter Gatherer Pottery: an Emerging 14C Chronology - Peter Hommel Index About the Editors and Contributors

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