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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Bruce Velde, Isabelle C. Druc
    Pages 1-10
  3. Bruce Velde, Isabelle C. Druc
    Pages 11-33
  4. Bruce Velde, Isabelle C. Druc
    Pages 35-58
  5. Bruce Velde, Isabelle C. Druc
    Pages 59-74
  6. Bruce Velde, Isabelle C. Druc
    Pages 75-137
  7. Bruce Velde, Isabelle C. Druc
    Pages 139-176
  8. Bruce Velde, Isabelle C. Druc
    Pages 177-203
  9. Bruce Velde, Isabelle C. Druc
    Pages 205-258
  10. Bruce Velde, Isabelle C. Druc
    Pages 259-286
  11. Bruce Velde, Isabelle C. Druc
    Pages 287-294
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 295-300

About this book

Introduction

The text which follows is based largely on the personal experience of the authors. The examples used which concern archaeological material, thin sections of sherds and many of the case studies are for the most part those which we have developed ourselves. This experience. may seem biased when one thinks of the large experience of petrographic archaeology, and this is surely true, but it is a reflection of our observations which are more complete for the objectives we have in mind than most of the examples given in the literature. For example, we have access to initial sherds, photo­ graphs, grain-size measurements and so forth for the same materials and we can present a specific archaeological context and problem using these data. Of course, there have been many studies on the same general subjects published elsewhere. As it turns out, our collective experience covers two of the major fields of investigation, the old (European) world and the new (American) one. It is evident that the problems are different in these two worlds. The contexts of production, distribution and use are different. The evolution of tech­ niques is very different although covering similar time periods. These two view points are complementary and, we hope, will enrich the investigative methods and outlook of workers in both cultural areas.

Keywords

archaeology ceramic production ceramics kinetics oxidation

Authors and affiliations

  • Bruce Velde
    • 1
  • Isabelle C. Druc
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de GéologieURA CNRS 1316 Ecole Normale SupérieureParis Cedex 05France
  2. 2.Peabody Museum of Natural History Division of AnthropologyYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-59905-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64176-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59905-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-9712
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