Ceramics In Circumpolar Prehistory

Author: Peter Jordan
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108577504
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Throughout prehistory the Circumpolar World was inhabited by hunter-gatherers. Pottery-making would have been extremely difficult in these cold, northern environments, and the craft should never have been able to disperse into this region. However, archaeologists are now aware that pottery traditions were adopted widely across the Northern World and went on to play a key role in subsistence and social life. This book sheds light on the human motivations that lay behind the adoption of pottery, the challenges that had to be overcome in order to produce it, and the solutions that emerged. Including essays by an international team of scholars, the volume offers a compelling portrait of the role that pottery cooking technologies played in northern lifeways, both in the prehistoric past and in more recent ethnographic times.
Ceramics in Circumpolar Prehistory
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Peter Jordan, Kevin Gibbs
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-30 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Throughout prehistory the Circumpolar World was inhabited by hunter-gatherers. Pottery-making would have been extremely difficult in these cold, northern environments, and the craft should never have been able to disperse into this region. However, archaeologists are now aware that pottery traditions were adopted widely across the Northern World and went
Ceramics in Circumpolar Prehistory
Language: en
Pages: 253
Authors: Peter Jordan, Kevin Gibbs
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Sheds light on the motivations that lay behind the adoption of pottery, the challenges that had to be overcome.
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Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Matthew W. Betts, M. Gabriel Hrynick
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-12 - Publisher: University of Toronto Press

The first comprehensive look at the archaeological history of the Atlantic Northeast, this book presents the archaeology of the region from the earliest Indigenous occupation to the first centuries of European occupation.
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Language: en
Pages: 442
Authors: Mark Q. Sutton
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-11 - Publisher: Routledge

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Temper Sands in Prehistoric Oceanian Pottery
Language: en
Pages: 164
Authors: William R. Dickinson
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-01-01 - Publisher: Geological Society of America

"Oceanian ceramic cultures making earthenware pottery spread during the past 3500 years through a dozen major island groups spanning 6000 km of the tropical Pacific Ocean from western Micronesia to western Polynesia. Island potters mixed sand as temper into clay bodies during ceramic manufacture. The nature of island sands is