Pottery in Archaeology -

Pottery in Archaeology

By Clive Orton, Michael Hughes

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This revised edition provides an up-to-date account of the many different kinds of information that can be obtained through the archaeological study of pottery. It describes the scientific and quantitative techniques that are now available to the archaeologist, and assesses their value for answering a range of archaeological questions. It provides a manual for the basic handling and archiving of excavated pottery so that it can be used as a basis for further studies. The whole is set in the historical context of the ways in which archaeologists have sought to gain evidence from pottery and continue to do so. There are case studies of several approaches and techniques, backed up by an extensive bibliography.

Product code: 9781107401303

ISBN 9781107401303
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H251xW178xS25
Edition 2nd Revised edition
No. Of Pages 362
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology
This book explains the value of the study of pottery for the archaeologist. It shows how evidence about the production, trade and use of pottery can be obtained from a wide range of techniques, and gives practical advice about the initial study and archiving of excavated pottery. It is illuminated by case studies and backed up by an extensive bibliography.