This book reviews the nature and social function of Attic fine pottery imported to the Greek colony of Phanagoria in the Taman Peninsula, southern Russia. The first part of the book reviews the history of research at Phanagoria, and presents a fully illustrated catalogue of Attic imports from the excavations of the Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1971-1996) and latterly the University of London. A concluding section examines imports from the city and its cemeteries in the wider context of the Bosporan kingdom, drawing together a large collection of comparanda especially from the cities of the Taman Peninsula. Via comparison of data from Athens, the northern Aegean, Ionia, and the northern Black Sea, the changing role of Attic pottery in Black Sea trade is assessed.
Author: Inbal Samet

This chapter presents a full Middle Bronze Age chronotypological and functional pottery sequence from the palace complex at Kabri focusing on ceramics that were derived from clear architectural contexts and are consequently clearly attributable to different pre-palatial and palatial

In: Excavations at Tel Kabri

The emergence of pottery is a compelling issue for archaeologists. In Africa, pottery appeared in what is now the southern part of the Sahara and the Sahel at different localities and in different contexts in the 10th millennium bp. This paper aims to give an overview of the available data concerning early pottery in Northern Africa. The radiocarbon evidence is considered as well as technological features of the pottery, the decoration and the site context. The areas of the earliest appearance of pottery in Northern Africa were uninhabited during the hyperarid phase at the end of the Pleistocene. Intriguing questions are therefore the origin of the Early Holocene occupants and of their knowledge of potting and of course the role of early pottery in the prehistoric groups.

In: Journal of African Archaeology

Introduction The tin-glazed earthenware dish reproduced in Fig. 1 is decorated with an image that was ubiquitous in early modern England: the Temptation of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Created by the Pickleherring pottery in 1635, it shows the first man and women standing alongside the Tree

In: Journal of Early Modern History

This paper presents the Early and Late Neolithic pottery of Ifri Oudadane, a littoral shelter in Northeast Morocco containing both Epipalaeolithic as well as Neolithic deposits. The transition is indicated by the appearance of domesticated plant and animal species, pottery and diverse changes in lithic technology. A domesticated lentil dated to 7.6 ka cal BP may mark the onset of this transitional process. With the help of 22 14C-ages the Early Neolithic deposit can be subdivided in three phases (ENA, ENB, ENC). In addition, the ENC phase contained the remains of a sporadic Late Neolithic occupation. Pottery decoration of the initial ENA phase (7.6–7.3 ka cal BP) is dominated by single Cardium impressions forming horizontal and vertical bands of impressions arranged vertical, horizontal or oblique. The successive ENB phase represents the main occupation phase between 7.1 and 6.6 ka cal BP. By means of statistical methods its assemblage, which consists of 243 vessel units, could be further subdivided (ENB1, ENB2). While ENB1 (7.1–6.9 ka cal BP) is still characterised by single Cardium impressions, the transition to ENB2 is marked by the appearance of Cardium and, later, comb impressions made using rocker stamp technique as well as a few impressions of points and spatulas, striations and modelled applications. Thus the pottery assemblage of Ifri Oudadane offers insights into the first occurrence of pottery in Mediterranean Northwest Africa and opens up the possibility for an internal classification of the Early Neolithic.

In: Journal of African Archaeology

Research Rationale This study is based on the proposition that an analysis employing optical petrography of clays and pottery, accompanied by an analysis of customary social regulation of access to resources and their uses, can begin to bridge the temporal moment between potters of the present and

In: Journal of African Archaeology

possibility to present the first results of the ongoing study of these data, consisting mainly in ceramics. We do not intend here to go into much detail regarding the dating of the numerous pottery types, which have been well discussed elsewhere, 1 but rather to contribute filling a gap in the mapping of

In: Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia
Author: Agnese Fusaro

, whose importance is also related to the overall scarcity of secular buildings from the Islamic period in the Iranian and Central Asiatic regions. While excavating the two buildings, archaeologists collected a huge amount of ceramic artefacts. This paper aims at a new evaluation of the Islamic pottery

In: Eurasian Studies

found in the defensive walls, Kabanov and Shishkina mainly based their conclusions on the successive phases of construction that they had brought to light and on the various materials used ( pakhsa , rectangular or square bricks, pebble foundation), or the presence of burnt layers and the pottery found

In: Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia

[German version] Soon after clay appeared as a working material in the Near East at the end of the Pre-pottery Neolithic (PPNB, c. 7th millennium BC), pottery production began in the Pottery Neolithic (6th millennium BC). Previously, vessels had been made exclusively from organic materials (e

In: Brill's New Pauly Online