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 evaluates

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

Introduction; 1. A model of the life cycle of roman pottery; 2. Background considerations; 3. Manufacture and distribution; 4. Prime use; 5. The reuse of amphorae as packaging containers; 6. The reuse of amphorae for purposes other than as packaging containers; 7. The reuse of the other functional categories of pottery; 8. Maintenance; 9. Recycling; 10. Discard and reclamation; 11. Modeling the formation of the Roman pottery record.

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