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    DescriptionArchaeologist are increasingly focusing on the transformation of artefacts from their use in the past to theri appearance in the archaeological record, trying to identiy the natural and cultural processes that created the archaeological record we study today. In Classical Archaeology, attention to these processes received an impetus by J. Theodore Pena's 2007 monograph, Roman Pottery in the Archaeological Record, which considered how ceramic vessels were made, used and stayed in use serving various secondary purposes, before finally being discarded. Pena relied mainly on evidence from Roman Italy, which raises the question of the impact of similar cultural forces on pottery from other periods and places. His work accentuates the need to continue the process of building and developing explicit interpretative models of ceramic life-histories in Mediterranean archaeology. With a view to beginning to address these challenges, the editors invited a group of specialists in the pottery of Greece and the rest of the Eastern Mediterranean to a colloquium in Athens in June 2008, asking the contributors to reconsider Pena's general models, approaches and examples from their own particular geographic and cultural perspectives.


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    Title
    Pottery in the Archaeological Record
    Subtitle
    Greece & Beyond
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Mark L. Lawall, Edited by John Lund
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 168
    Width: 226 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9788779345874
    ISBN 10: 8779345875
    Classifications

    Abridged Dewey: 709
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: WCN
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14260
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ANT035000
    DC23: 739.309
    LC classification: NK3840 .P68 2011
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: WCN, NHC
    Publisher
    Aarhus University Press
    Imprint name
    Aarhus University Press
    Publication date
    13 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Aarhus
    Review quote
    "The work under review is a welcome contribution on the subject of ancient pottery. It offers several thought-provoking papers and elaborates on the model and ideas put forward by Pena. Although the volume is unlikely to have the broad impact of Penas monograph, it deserves the attention of all those interested in current approaches on Mediterranean ceramics." - Antonis Kotsonas, University of Amsterdam, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2012.05.33 "Each chapter is a valuable and fascinating contribution to the field of ceramic studies." - Shannan M. Stewart, American Journal of Archaeology, (Published online January 2014)