Ceramics in Archaeology.

Ceramics in Archaeology.

From Prehistoric to Medieval times in Europe and the Mediterranean: Ancient Craftsmanship and Modern Laboratory Techniques. 2 Vols.

  • Series: Manuali L'ERMA, 2
  • Pages and Illustrations: 700, 260 b/w ill
  • Publication Year: 2017

From the Foreword by prof. David P. Peacock, University of Southampton, UK
This manual on pottery-making in antiquity is a compendium of almost everything bearing on the interpretation of ancient ceramics in antiquity Because of this, it is likely to remain a standard work for many years to come. Both the student and the more experienced researcher will benefit from this book and will find it easy to follow because of the lively presentation. The whole subject of ceramics is here, from clay acquisition to kilns and firing, backed with an extensive bibliography. It is a work of reference which should have a place on every archaeologists bookshelf from their first day at University until retirement
In Volume II, the Part Two is titled Modern Laboratory Techniques and provides a summary of the most widely used scientific techniques which can aid the archaeologist in the understanding and interpretation of ancient ceramics.

bibliografia principale:

Cuomo di Caprio Ninina
1972 Proposta di classificazione delle fornaci per ceramica e laterizi nellarea italiana, in Sibrium 11, 1971-72, pp. 371-464
1982 Ceramica rustica tradizionale in Puglia, Galatina, Lecce 1982
1985 La ceramica in archeologia. Antiche tecniche di lavorazione e moderne tecniche di analisi, Roma 1985 (reprinted 1988)
1992 Fornaci e officine da vasaio tardo ellenistiche, Morgantina Studies, vol. III, Princeton, New Jersey 1992
1993 La galleria dei falsi. Dal vasaio al mercato di antiquariato, Roma 1993
2007 Ceramica in archeologia 2. Antiche tecniche di lavorazione e moderne tecniche di analisi, (enlarged and revised 1985 edition), Roma 2007.

VOLUME I
GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY AND ABBREVIATIONS
FOREWORD by D. P. S. Peacock
AUTHOR S PREFACE

PART ONE - ANCIENT CRAFTSMANSHIP

1.INTRODUCING PART ONE
2.CLAY
3.CLAY MINERALS
4.NONCLAY MINERALS AND INCIDENTAL CONSTITUENTS
5.TECHNOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF CLAY AND POTTERY
6.WORKING THE CLAY
7.FORMING
8.DRYING
9.APPLYING COATINGS TO VESSELS BEFORE FIRING
10.SLIP AND GLOSS
11.GLAZING AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN MEDIEVAL TIMES
12.DECORATING VESSELS BEFORE FIRING IN ANTIQUITY
13.FIRING
THE POEM OF HOMER ON THE KILN

VOLUME II
INTRODUCTION TO VOLUME II 1
REFERENCES: A POCKET LIBRARY FOR INSTANT USE

PART TWO - MODERN LABORATORY TECHNIQUES

14.INTRODUCING PART TWO
Archaeological ceramics in the laboratory
15.OM, OPTICAL MICROSCOPY for mineralogical characterization
16.THERMAL TECHNIQUES
17.PHYSICOCHEMICAL TECHNIQUES
18.CHARACTERIZATION TECHNIQUES
19.DATA HANDLING AND STATISTICAL PROCESSING
20.THE DECADE 2001-2010: a ten-year trend in the application of analytical techniques to archaeological ceramics

APPENDIX
LITERARY SOURCES FROM CLASSICAL TO RENAISSANCE TIMES

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