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Pottery in Archaeology / Edition 2
     

Pottery in Archaeology / Edition 2

by Clive Orton, Michael Hughes
 

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ISBN-10: 1107401305

ISBN-13: 9781107401303

Pub. Date: 06/30/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This revised edition provides an up-to-date account of the many different kinds of information that can be obtained through the archaeological study of pottery. It describes the scientific and quantitative techniques that are now available to the archaeologist, and assesses their value for answering a range of archaeological questions. It provides a manual for the

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This revised edition provides an up-to-date account of the many different kinds of information that can be obtained through the archaeological study of pottery. It describes the scientific and quantitative techniques that are now available to the archaeologist, and assesses their value for answering a range of archaeological questions. It provides a manual for the basic handling and archiving of excavated pottery so that it can be used as a basis for further studies. The whole is set in the historical context of the ways in which archaeologists have sought to gain evidence from pottery and continue to do so. There are case studies of several approaches and techniques, backed up by an extensive bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107401303
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2013
Series:
Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
1,232,839
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. History and Potential: 1. History of pottery studies; 2. The potential of pottery as archaeological evidence; Part II. Practicalities: A Guide to Pottery Processing and Recording: 3. Integration with research designs; 4. Life in the pot shed; 5. Fabric analysis; 6. Classification of form and decoration; 7. Illustration; 8. Pottery archives; 9. Publication; Part III. Themes in Ceramic Studies: 10. Making pottery; 11. Archaeology by experiment; 12. Craft specialisation and standardisation of production; 13. Pottery fabrics; 14. Form; 15. Quantification; 16. Chronology; 17. Production and distribution; 18. Pottery and function; 19. Assemblages and sites; Conclusion: the future of pottery studies.

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