9780306435751-0306435756-Approaches to Archaeological Ceramics

Approaches to Archaeological Ceramics

ISBN-13: 9780306435751
ISBN-10: 0306435756
Edition: 1991
Author: Sinopoli, Carla M.
Publication date: 1991
Publisher: Springer
Format: Paperback 252 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780306435751
ISBN-10: 0306435756
Edition: 1991
Author: Sinopoli, Carla M.
Publication date: 1991
Publisher: Springer
Format: Paperback 252 pages

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Acknowledged authors Sinopoli, Carla M. wrote Approaches to Archaeological Ceramics comprising 252 pages back in 1991. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0306435756 and 9780306435751. Since then Approaches to Archaeological Ceramics textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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More than any other category of evidence, ceramics ofters archaeologists their most abundant and potentially enlightening source of information on the past. Being made primarily of day, a relatively inexpensive material that is available in every region, ceramics became essential in virtually every society in the world during the past ten thousand years. The straightfor ward technology of preparing, forming, and firing day into hard, durable shapes has meant that societies at various levels of complexity have come to rely on it for a wide variety of tasks. Ceramic vessels quickly became essential for many household and productive tasks. Food preparation, cooking, and storage-the very basis of settled village life-could not exist as we know them without the use of ceramic vessels. Often these vessels broke into pieces, but the virtually indestructible quality of the ceramic material itself meant that these pieces would be preserved for centuries, waiting to be recovered by modem archaeologists. The ability to create ceramic material with diverse physical properties, to form vessels into so many different shapes, and to decorate them in limitless manners, led to their use in far more than utilitarian contexts. Some vessels were especially made to be used in trade, manufacturing activities, or rituals, while ceramic material was also used to make other items such as figurines, models, and architectural ornaments.

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