Excavations at Tall Jawa, Jordan: Volume 3, the Iron Age Pottery, Michèle Daviau presents a detailed typology of the Iron Age pottery excavated from 1989–1995. She looks beyond the formal changes to an in-depth analysis of the forming techniques employed to make each type of vessel from bowls to colanders, cooking pots to pithoi. The changes in fabric composition from Iron I to Iron II were more significant than those from Iron IIB to IIC, although changes in surface treatment, especially slip color, were noticeable. Petrographic analysis of Iron I pottery by Klassen contributes to our growing corpus of fabric types, while Epler documents typical Ammonite painted patterns and Kirby and Kraft present a typology of potters’ marks.
P. M. Michèle Daviau, Ph.D. (1990), University of Toronto, is Professor Emerita at Wilfrid Laurier University. She published four final report volumes on the material culture of the Ammonite site of Tall Jawa and one volume on Wayside Shrine WT-13.
PrefaceList of Tables and ChartsList of Figures
Part 1 Overview
The Site and Its Ceramic Corpus 2
Functional Classes, Formal Types and Their Forming Techniques
Part 2 The Ceramic Corpus
Ceramic Remains from Iron Age I (Stratum X) 4
The Iron Age II Pottery from Strata IX–VIII 5
The Late Iron Age II Pottery from Stratum VII
Part 3 Technology and Ceramic Production
Petrographic Analysis of Iron I PotteryStanley Klassen 7
Surface Treatment and Decorative TraditionsPeter Epler and P. M. Michèle Daviau 8
Potters’ Marks and Incised SignsElaine Kirby † and Marianne Kraft 9
Ceramic Objects and Miscellaneous Items 10
Producers and Owners: Some Aspects of Their Crafts 11
Chronology and Its Problems in Iron Age Transjordan BibliographyIndex of SubjectsIndex of Place NamesIndex of Geographical Names
Of interest to archaeologists, cultural historians, potters and students of ceramic technology working in the Levant, especially in Israel, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.