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Interpreting Silent Artefacts. Petrographic Approaches to Archaeological Ceramics, 2010, 295 p.

Interpreting Silent Artefacts. Petrographic Approaches to Archaeological Ceramics, 2010, 295 p. -

This volume presents a range of petrographic case studies as applied to archaeological problems, primarily in the field of pottery analysis, i.e. ceramic petrography. Petrographic analysis involves using polarising optical microscopy to examine microstructures and the compositions of rock and mineral inclusions in thin section, and has become a widely used technique within archaeological science. The results of these analyses are commonly embedded in regionally specific reports and research papers. In this volume, however, the analytical method takes centre stage and the common theme is its application in different archaeological contexts. Contents: Henry Clifton Sorby (1826-1908) and the development of thin section petrography in Sheffield (N. Worley); The provenance potential of igneous glacial erratics in Anglo-Saxon ceramics from northern England (R. Ixer, A. Vince); Technological insights into bell-beakers: a case study from the Mondego Plateau, Portugal (A. Jorge); Indigenous tableware production during the archaic period in western Sicily: new results from petrographic analysis (G. Montana, A. M. Polito, J. Iliopoulos); Petrographic & microstratigraphic analysis of mortar-based building materials from the temple of Venus, Pompeii (R. Piovesan, E. Curti, C. Grifa, L. Maritan, C. Mazzoli; Provenance & production technology of Early Bronze Age pottery from a lake-dwelling settlement at Arquà Petrarca, Padova, Italy (L. Maritan, C. Mazzoli, M. Tenconi, G. Leonardi, S. Boaro); Ceramic technology & social process in late neolithic Hungary (A. Kreiter, G. Szakmány, M. Kázmér; Early pottery technology & the formation of a technological tradition: the case of Theopetra Cave, Thessaly, Greece (A. Pentedeka, A. Dimoula); Fine-grained Middle Bronze Age polychrome ware from Crete: combining petrographic & microstructural analysis (E. W. Faber, P. M. Day, V. Kilikoglou; Pottery technology and regional exchange in Early Iron Age Crete (M.-C. Boileau, A. L. d'Agata, J. Whitley; The movement of Middle Bronze Age transport jars a provenance study based on petrographic and chemical analysis of Canaanite jars from Memphis, Egypt (M. Ownby, J. Bourriau); Petrographic analysis of EB III ceramics from Tall al-'Umayri, Jordan: a re-evaluation of levels of production (S. Klassen); Comparison of volcaniclastic-tempered Inca imperial ceramics from Paria, Bolivia with potential sources (V. Szilágyi, G. Szakmány); Multi-village specialized craft production & the distribution of Hokoham sedentary period pottery, Tuscon, Arizona (J. M. Heidke); A preliminary evaluation of the Verde confederacy model: testing expectations of pottery exchange in the central Arizona highlands (S. E. Kelly, D. R. Abbott, G. Moore, C. Watkins, C. Wichlacz); Ceramic petrography & the reconstruction of hunter-gatherer craft technology in Late Prehistoric Southern California (P. Quinn, M. Burton).
Référence : 40050. English
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