This fundamental study offers a reconstruction of the social world in which pottery was manufactured, distributed and used in ancient Palestine. Part I concludes that ceramic wares in the Bronze and Iron Ages were mass-produced for commercial sale by small workshops, probably family owned and operated. The technological level was high, with potters' wheels and permanent kilns being used. Part II argues that ceramic styles were rapidly spread throughout Palestine, primarily by itinerant merchants who sold ordinary household wares over great distances.Greek vertical kiln Schematic cross-section of a horizontal (downdraft) kiln Horizontal kilns from the Iron Age Eighteenth Dynasty ... at Ashdod Distribution of archaeological evidence for pottery making in the Bronze and Iron Ages Distribution of Philistine Ware Water jars, ... 116 116 117 118 119 120 121 This page intentionally left blank PREFACE I was first challenged Schematic drawing of the interior of a.
|Title||:||The Sociology of Pottery in Ancient Palestine|
|Author||:||Bryant G. Wood|
|Publisher||:||A&C Black - 1991-01-01|