Roman Pottery in the Archaeological Record

Roman Pottery in the Archaeological Record

by J. Theodore Pena, J. Theodore Peena
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521865417

ISBN-13: 9780521865418

Pub. Date: 04/30/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines how Romans used their pottery and the implications of these practices on the archaeological record. It is organized around a flow model for the life cycle of Roman pottery that includes a set of eight distinct practices: manufacture, distribution, prime use, reuse, maintenance, recycling, discard, reclamation. J. Theodore Peña

Overview

This book examines how Romans used their pottery and the implications of these practices on the archaeological record. It is organized around a flow model for the life cycle of Roman pottery that includes a set of eight distinct practices: manufacture, distribution, prime use, reuse, maintenance, recycling, discard, reclamation. J. Theodore Peña evaluates how these practices operated, how they have shaped the archaeological record, and the implications of these processes on archaeological research through the examination of a wide array of archaeological, textual, representational, and comparative ethnographic evidence. The result is a rich portrayal of the dynamic that shaped the archaeological record of the ancient Romans that will be of interest to archaeologists, ceramicists, and students of material culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521865418
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2007
Pages:
458
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents


Tables     ix
Figures     x
Maps     xv
Acknowledgments     xvii
Introduction     1
A Model of the Life Cycle of Roman Pottery     6
Background Considerations     17
Manufacture and Distribution     32
Prime Use     39
The Reuse of Amphorae as Packaging Containers     61
The Reuse of Amphorae for Purposes Other than as Packaging Containers     119
The Reuse of the Other Functional Categories of Pottery     193
Maintenance     209
Recycling     250
Discard and Reclamation     272
Modeling the Formation of the Roman Pottery Record     319
Amphora Classes Referred to in the Text     353
Maps     359
Endnotes     369
Bibliography     385
Index of Ancient Texts Cited     409
General Index     415

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