Plain Pottery Traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean and Near East

Production, Use, and Social Significance

Author: Claudia Glatz

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 257

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The evolution and proliferation of plain and predominantly wheel-made pottery presents a characteristic feature of the societies of the Near East and Eastern Mediterranean since the fourth millennium B.C. This plain pottery has received little detailed archaeological attention in comparison to aesthetically more pleasing and chronologically sensitive decorated traditions. Yet, their simplicity and standardization suggest they are products of craft specialists, the result of high-volume production, and therefore important in understanding the social systems in early complex societies. This volume-reevaluates the role and significance of plain pottery traditions from both historically specific perspectives and from a comparative point of view;-examines the uses and functions of this pottery in relation to social negotiation and group identity formation;-helps scholars understand cross-regional similarities in development and use.

Overturning Certainties in Near Eastern Archaeology

A Festschrift in Honor of K. Aslihan Yener

Author: Çiğdem Maner

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Archaeology


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This volume, Overturning Certainties in Near Eastern Archaeology, is a festschrift dedicated to Professor K. Aslıhan Yener in honor of over four decades of exemplary research, teaching, fieldwork, and publication. The thirty-five chapters presented by her colleagues includes a broad, interdisciplinary range of studies in archaeology, archaeometry, art history, and epigraphy of the Ancient Near East, especially reflecting Prof Yener's interests in metallurgy, small finds, trade, Anatolia, and the site of Tell Atchana/Alalakh.

Bilder als Quellen

Author: Susanne Bickel

Publisher: Academic Press Fribourg


Category: Bible

Page: 560

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Die Neolithisierung Mitteleuropas

The Spread of the Neolithic to Central Europe : Internationale Tagung, Mainz 24. bis 26. Juni 2005

Author: Internationales Symposium Die Neolithisierung Mitteleuropas




Page: 277

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