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Pottery
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I. Ancient Orient

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.g., wood, leather) or stone. So-called 'white ware', of a naturally occurring lime and marl mixture that hardens by itself, can be conside…

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Hausleiter, Scheibler, Ingeborg (Krefeld), Maaß-Lindemann, Gerta and Docter, Roald Fritjof (Amsterdam), “Pottery”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1217070>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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