Fifteen. Ceramic Production

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Cameron A. Petrie

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch15

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Petrie, C. A. (2012) Ceramic Production, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch15

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • ceramic, pottery in the ancient Near East, conservative;
  • ceramic vessels, physical attributes as firing, design;
  • pottery, surviving in archaeological records;
  • firing of clay, robust and resilient;
  • ancient Near East, the Neolithic period;
  • organization of ceramic production, changing;
  • Ancient Near East, evolution of ceramic production;
  • tradition of plastering skulls, burnt lime plaster;
  • northern Mesopotamia, “Proto-Hassuna” ware;
  • earliest pottery vessels, fired to temperatures

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Evolution of Ceramic Production in the Ancient Near East

  • The Organization of Production

  • Technological Innovation and the Dispersal of Ideas

  • Guide to Further Reading