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By Bryant G. Wood

This primary research deals a reconstruction of the social international during which pottery used to be synthetic, disbursed and utilized in old Palestine. half I concludes that ceramic wares within the Bronze and Iron a while have been heavily produced for advertisement sale through small workshops, most likely family members owned and operated. The technological point was once excessive, with potters' wheels and everlasting kilns getting used. half II argues that ceramic kinds have been quickly unfold all through Palestine, essentially through itinerant retailers who offered usual family wares over nice distances.

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8488). It was not until Albright published the results of his excavation at Tell Beit Mirsim conducted in the 1920s, however, that Palestinian ceramic chronology was put on a firm scientific basis (Albright 1932, 1933, 1938, 1943). The basic ceramic catalogue used by Palestinian archaeologists today, although badly in need of updating, is Amiran's Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land (1969). For further discussion, see Borowski 1988. 52 The Sociology of Pottery Coupled with this gradual change in pottery style at a given site is the fact that, at least from the EB I period onward, pottery with similar morphological attributes is found in widely separated areas (Balfet 1965:175-76; Esse 1982:327; Gerstenblith 1983:84).

Upon investigating the contemporary marks, Donnan learned that they were applied in order to differentiate the vessels of one potter from those of another during the manufacturing process. The potters utilize these marks when working in their home workshops and also when doing itinerant potting. One of the most important pottery-making communities in central Peru is Tarica. Here, all aspects of ceramic production, from quarrying the clay to marketing the finished product, are generally carried out by the members of a single family, all of whom comprise a single economic unit.

Dothan 1975:35); Arad, three kilns (Aharoni 1968:389-91); Ashdod, Area G, one kiln (M. Dothan 1979:129); Ashdod, Area M, four kilns (M. Dothan and Porath 1982:7-8); Tel Miqne, several square kilns (T. 30 The Sociology of Pottery Ethnographic Evidence. Kilns used by village potters in the Middle East today are much like those used in the Bronze and Iron Ages. In Kerami, Jordan, Franken observed a vertical kiln in operation (1969:94-95). The kiln was constructed in a pit, with the top rising only slightly above the surrounding surface.

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