6. Technology and Production

  1. Christopher Mee

Published Online: 21 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444395440.ch6

Greek Archaeology: A Thematic Approach

Greek Archaeology: A Thematic Approach

How to Cite

Mee, C. (2011) Technology and Production, in Greek Archaeology: A Thematic Approach, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444395440.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405167345

Online ISBN: 9781444395440



  • technology and production - archaeological field survey in Greece, pottery across countryside;
  • pottery, used in past - fragile and durable;
  • Neolithic pottery, and Early Neolithic vessels - small, not used for bulk storage;
  • Middle Neolithic cooking vessels - from Kouphovouno;
  • potters, skillful - possibility of, being specialists;
  • household industries, specialization - women working from home, in exchange for payment;
  • Early Bronze Age, quality of pottery - better, for storing, cooking and serving food;
  • Early Iron Age pottery - protogeometric pottery, pivoted multiple brush for painting symmetrical circles and semicircles;
  • fourth century Athenian red-figure pottery - ornate, details in white and yellow or gilded;
  • metallurgy, and Bronze Age - technological revolution, stone tools by metal artefacts


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pottery

  • Metallurgy

  • Conclusions

  • Metallurgy