Interpreting Silent Artefacts

This volume presents a range of petrographic case studies as applied to archaeological problems, primarily in the field of pottery analysis, i.e. ceramic petrography.

Author: Patrick Sean Quinn

Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology

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Category: Social Science

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This volume presents a range of petrographic case studies as applied to archaeological problems, primarily in the field of pottery analysis, i.e. ceramic petrography. Petrographic analysis involves using polarising optical microscopy to examine microstructures and the compositions of rock and mineral inclusions in thin section, and has become a widely used technique within archaeological science. The results of these analyses are commonly embedded in regionally specific reports and research papers. In this volume, however, the analytical method takes centre stage and the common theme is its application in different archaeological contexts. Contents: 1) Henry Clifton Sorby (1826-1908) and the development of thin section petrography in Sheffield (Noel Worley); 2) The provenance potential of igneous glacial erratics in Anglo-Saxon ceramics from northern England (Rob Ixer & Alan Vince); 3) Technological insights into bell-beakers: a case study from the Mondego Plateau, Portugal (Ana Jorge); 4) Indigenous tableware production during the archaic period in western Sicily: new results from petrographic analysis (Giuseppe Montana, Anna Maria Polito & Ioannis Iliopoulos); 5) Petrographic & microstratigraphic analysis of mortar-based building materials from the temple of Venus, Pompeii (Rebecca Piovesan, Emmanuele Curti, Celestino Grifa, Lara Maritan & Claudio Mazzoli; 6) Provenance & production technology of Early Bronze Age pottery from a lake-dwelling settlement at Arquà Petrarca, Padova, Italy (Lara Maritan, Claudio Mazzoli, Marta Tenconi, Giovanni Leonardi & Stefano Boaro); 7) Ceramic technology & social process in late neolithic Hungary (Attila Kreiter, György Szakmány & Miklós Kázmér; 8) Early pottery technology & the formation of a technological tradition: the case of Theopetra Cave, Thessaly, Greece (Areti Pentedeka & Anastasia Dimoula); 9) Fine-grained Middle Bronze Age polychrome ware from Crete: combining petrographic & microstructural analysis (Edward W. Faber, Peter M. Day & Vassilis Kilikoglou; 10) Pottery technology and regional exchange in Early Iron Age Crete (Marie-Claude Boileau, Anna Lucia d'Agata & James Whitley; 11) The movement of Middle Bronze Age transport jars a provenance study based on petrographic and chemical analysis of Canaanite jars from Memphis, Egypt (Mary Ownby & Janine Bourriau); 12) Petrographic analysis of EB iii ceramics from Tall al-'Umayri, Jordan: a re-evaluation of levels of production (Stanley Klassen); 13) Comparison of volcaniclastic-tempered Inca imperial ceramics from Paria, Bolivia with potential sources (Veronika Szilágyi & György Szakmány); 14) Multi-village specialized craft production & the distribution of Hokoham sedentary period pottery, Tuscon, Arizona (James M. Heidke); 15) A preliminary evaluation of the Verde confederacy model: testing expectations of pottery exchange in the central Arizona highlands (Sophia E. Kelly, David R. Abbott, Gordon Moore, Christopher Watkins & Caitlin Wichlacz); 16) Ceramic petrography & the reconstruction of hunter-gatherer craft technology in Late Prehistoric Southern California (Patrick Quinn & Margie Burton). [See above also for Ceramic Petrography: The Interpretation of Archaeological Pottery & Related Artefacts in Thin Section by Patrick Sean Quinn. ISBN 9781905739592.]

Ceramic Petrography The Interpretation of Archaeological Pottery Related Artefacts in Thin Section

The provenance of an artefact such as a ceramic sherd or a pottery vessel refers
to the location in which it was produced or ... that the two aims of ceramic
petrography, the determination of provenance and the reconstruction of
technology, are ...

Author: Patrick Sean Quinn

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789699428

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Thin section ceramic petrography is a versatile interdisciplinary analytical tool for the characterization and interpretation of archaeological pottery. Using over 200 photomicrographs of thin sections from a diverse range of artefacts, time periods and geographic regions, this provides comprehensive guidelines for their study within archaeology.

Ceramic Petrography

Using over 200 colour photomicrographs of thin sections from a diverse range of artefacts, archaeological periods and geographic regions, this book illustrates the spectrum of compositional and microstructural phenomena that occur within ...

Author: Patrick Sean Quinn

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ISBN: 9781905739592

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

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"...this book illustrates the spectrum of compostional and microstructural phenomena that occur within ancient ceramics under the microscope and provides comprehensive guidelines for their study within archaeology."--Back cover.

The Archaeological and Forensic Applications of Microfossils A Deeper Understanding of Human History The Archaeological and Forensic Applications of Microfossils

provenance. determination. of. archaeological. ceramics,. building. materials. and
. related. artefacts. PATRICK SEAN QUINN ... artefact provenance and related
topics including trade, exchange, migration, technological choice and tradition.

Author: M. Williams

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 1786203057

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Microfossils are an abundant component of the sedimentary rock record. Their analysis can reveal not only the environments in which the rocks were deposited, but also their age. When combined, the spatial and temporal distribution patterns of microfossils offer enormous utility for archaeological and forensic investigations. Their presence can act as a geological ‘fingerprint’ and the tiniest fragment of material, such as a broken Iron Age potsherd, can contain a microfossil signature that reveals the geographical source of the materials under investigation. This book explores how microfossils are employed as tools to interpret human society and habitation throughout history. Examples include microfossil evidence associated with Palaeolithic human occupation at Boxgrove in Sussex, alongside investigations into human-induced landscape change during the Holocene. Further examples include the use of microfossils to provenance the source materials of Iron Age ceramics, Roman mosaics and Minoan pottery, in addition to their application to help solve modern murder cases, highlighting the diverse applications of microfossils to improving our understanding of human history.

Ceramics in Transition Production and Exchange of Late Byzantine Early Islamic Pottery in Southern Transjordan and the Negev

groups for provenance studies (Arnold 1981: 33–34; Blackman 1992: 113;
Buxeda i Garrigós et al. ... to the basic assumption, a greater proportion of locally
produced pottery is consumed locally than is disseminated to any other single
site' (Bishop et al. ... Mommsen notes that in cases where no additional
information on the production technology or the ceramic paste is needed,
chemical analyses alone ...

Author: Elisabeth Holmqvist

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789692253

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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This book focuses on the utilitarian ceramic traditions during the socio-political transition from the late Byzantine into the early Islamic Umayyad and ‘Abbasid periods, in southern Transjordan and the Negev. Production clusters, manufacturing techniques, distribution patterns, and material links between communities are analysed.

Research Priorities in Archaeological Science

Author: Paul Mellars

Publisher: Council for British Archaeology(GB)

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Category: Archaeology

Page: 51

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Industrial Ceramics

The Intervention Technologies • At the origins of ceramics : earthern architecture .
... Archaeometric research and archaeological studies for dating and provenance
... Bronze pottery from East - Anatolia • Ceramic technology , composition and
archaeological interpretation : examples from the Americas Explaining ceramic ...

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Andean Past

The pastes used in an assemblage can be analyzed by looking solely at ceramic
artifacts . However , if there is an inter . est in ... This information served as the
basis for provenance and technological analysis . A total of 53 clays and 28 rock
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Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology

Similar procedures are widely used , in the study of archaeological ceramics and
, less so , of metals ( Baxter , 1994 ) . ... the artefact , or , to decide upon its
provenance . ... Glass is more problematic , as distinguishing between
technology and provenance is difficult chemically , because of the nature of the
raw materials ...

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Modern Trends in Scientific Studies on Ancient Ceramics

1984 , Schubert 1986 , Whitebread 1989 ) on the ceramic artefacts , in order to
obtain the information necessary for determining the technology used to
manufacture the artefact in question , and hence indirectly its provenance (
Maggetti , 1982 ) ...

Author: Vassilis Kilikoglou

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

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Category: Social Science

Page: 402

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Forty-three short papers, presented at the 5th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics held in Athens in 1999, reflect on recent archaeological and scientific developments in the anaysis of ceramics, with emphasis on pottery from the Aegean, Italy, Iberia and Central Europe.

The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus The Cypro Archaic period small male figurines

REFERENCES ALOUPI , E. 1994 : Nature and micromorphology of paint layers
on ceramic artefacts . ... M. , “ An interdisciplinary approach to Geometric pottery
from Naxos : provenance and technological studies , ' 169-75 in Y. Maniatis ( ed .
) ...

Author: Vassos Karageorghis

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Category: Bronze age

Page: 175

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Prehistoric Long distance Interaction in Oceania

provide an unusual opportunity for testing such models of stone technology and
exchange relationships . ... Complementary to lithic provenance determination is
an examination of the petrographic , elemental and technological attributes of
ceramics . ... In some situations , changes in sociopolitical integration are
predicted when shifts in the distribution of stone artefacts and ceramics ( and
potentially ...

Author: Marshall I. Weisler

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Category: Commerce, Prehistoric

Page: 237

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BEAUTIFUL FORMS AND COMPOSITIONS ARE NOT MADE BY CHANCE

Abstract : Advances in portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) technology have made it a viable option for the non-destructive exploration of the underlying chemical composition of ceramic artifacts for the purposes of classification.

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Abstract : Advances in portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) technology have made it a viable option for the non-destructive exploration of the underlying chemical composition of ceramic artifacts for the purposes of classification. However, because the literature regarding the use of this instrument on historic artifacts is limited, it is necessary to begin with a broad scale exploratory assessment that might act as a jumping off point for future studies on this topic. Toward that end, this research uses a collection of British and Continental European ceramics ranging from 1650-1920, owned and curated by the Chipstone Foundation in Fox Point, WI, to explore the efficacy of using pXRF to sort and source those materials. The chemical patterns in the data are tested against the known provenance of these artifacts which has been pre-determined by ceramic experts and material culture analysts. Of the 102 samples that have been tested, primary focus is given to items crafted in London and Staffordshire which account for the largest portion of artifacts in the dataset. Principle component analysis is used to better understand the underlying structure of the entire dataset to ultimately reduce the number of chemical variables to those that best distinguish each group. Using those particular chemical variables, a separate dataset of London and Staffordshire mean intensity readings is subjected to factor analysis which resulted in two components being identified. The calculated factor scores are incorporated into a binary logistic regression model to determine if the samples can be correctly sorted into their pre-established provenance categories. A second model that incorporates the year of production is also presented which shows an improved ability to classify those samples. These results are ultimately situated within the historic context of the pottery making industry in England which was highly influenced by the Industrial Revolution and developments in ceramic technology.

BAR International Series

Grouping Ceramic Compositional Data : An S - Plus Implementation Christian C .
Beardah and Mike J . Baxter ... Separate groupings could be assumed to indicate
, for example , distinct origins or processing recipes of the raw materials ( clay )
used to make the artefacts . ... and mineralogical analytical techniques , to further
the study of the provenance and technology of archaeological ceramics and their
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Computing Archaeology for Understanding the Past

Grouping Ceramic Compositional Data : An S - Plus Implementation Christian C.
Beardah and Mike J. Baxter Department of Mathematics ... This latter technique
involves grouping together artefacts whose chemical compositions are ... fully
geochemical and mineralogical analytical techniques , to further the study of the
provenance and technology of archaeological ceramics and their raw materials ”
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Author: Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (Organization)

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

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Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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A series of 51 papers forming the Proceedings of the 28th CAA Conference held at Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2000 focusing on computer applications and quantative methods in European and American archaeology.

Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology V Volume 462

PROVENANCE DETERMINATION FROM ICP - MS ELEMENTAL AND ISOTOPIC
COMPOSITIONS OF EL PASO AREA CERAMICS NICHOLAS E. PINGITORE , JR
. ... mass spectrometry ( ICP - MS ) in determining ceramic provenance , we
analyzed 60 elements in 30 ceramic artifacts ... ICP - MS is a rapid , in - house ,
and relatively inexpensive technology and thus is a reasonable alternative to
neutron ...

Author: Pamela B. Vandiver

Publisher: Mrs Proceedings

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 427

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This book presents cutting-edge multidisciplinary work on the characterization of ancient materials; the technologies of selection, production and usage by which materials are transformed into objects and artifacts; the science underlying their deterioration, preservation and conservation; and sociocultural interpretation derived from an empirical methodology of observation, measurement and experimentation. Of particular interest are contributions which explore the interface and overlap among traditional materials science, the history of technology and the archaeological and conservation sciences, or that investigate new methods and applications of materials science in art and archaeology. Topics include: analytical chemistry and spectroscopy; ancient and historical metallurgy; natural and artificial glass; characterization, sources and production of ceramics; organic materials technologies; architectural conservation and materials characterization; conservation of archaeological and historical materials; and other studies of ceramics and metals.

Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology

PROVENANCE DETERMINATION FROM ICP - MS ELEMENTAL AND ISOTOPIC
COMPOSITIONS OF EL PASO AREA CERAMICS ... plasma mass spectrometry (
ICP - MS ) in determining ceramic provenance , we analyzed 60 elements in 30
ceramic artifacts from six a priori ... ICP - MS is a rapid , in - house , and relatively
inexpensive technology and thus is a reasonable alternative to neutron activation
 ...

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Category: Antiquities

Page: 427

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Plinius

PROVENANCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF GALLO - ROMAN TERRA SIGILLATA
IMITATIONS FROM WESTERN SWITZERLAND ... study of ceramic artefacts is an
indispensable aid to the archaeologist who wants to ascertain their provenance
and production techniques . ... This research project examines the technology
and provenance of an imitation of Terra Sigillata ( TS ) , a ceramic production ...

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Category: Mineralogy

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Graduate Studies 1988 89

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Category: Universities and colleges

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Archaeometry 98

Provenance analysis of ceramic artifacts is a relatively new field of diatomology -
archaeology interdisciplinary research ... related to the provenance of clays and
archaeological ceramics : pottery production , typology , technological aspects ...

Author: Erzsébet Jerem

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: 9781841714219

Category: Social Science

Page: 842

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A large two-volume set of reports that contains the Proceedings of the 31st Archaeometry Symposium held in Budapest in 1998. The 127 papers, all in English, are divided into sections looking at biomaterials, dating, field archaeology, experimental archaeology, general archaeometry and the provenancing of metals, pottery and stone.