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Integrative Approaches in Ceramic Petrography
edited by Mary Ownby, Isabelle Druc and Maria Masucci
University of Utah Press, 2016
eISBN: 978-1-60781-507-5 | Cloth: 978-1-60781-506-8
Library of Congress Classification CC79.P4I56 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 930.1

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Ceramic petrography, a microscopic examination of the mineral content and structure within ceramic thin sections, reveals the origin and movement of pottery and sheds light on the technology of the artifact. Practiced by archaeologists since the 1930s, ceramic petrography was less commonly practiced until recently. Integrative Approaches in Ceramic Petrography highlights new results from this field and incorporates it prominently within current archaeological work.


Thirteen papers cover a broad spectrum of regional and temporal contexts with case studies that provide practical examples combining petrography with scientific, ethnographic, and experimental methods. The varied uses of ceramic petrography and the insights it has generated, illustrate the significance of this method for understanding past societies and the volume’s conclusion provides an astute overview of the field. 



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