Organizational Aspects of Pottery Production in Central Jordan

Gloria London, Robert D. Shuster

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Ceramic technology involves an assessment of the whole pot, from the non-plastics and firing color inside the wall, to the outermost surface color, texture, and treatment. It addresses the fundamental questions raised in the research strategy of the Madaba Plains Project (MPP) since its inception, i.e. to explain life and survival throughout history, both historically and anthro- pologically. Research into ceramic technology began with a preliminary petrographic analysis of 22 sherds, primarily from Tall al-‘Umayri (London et a l. 1991). The ‘Umayri sample has been expanded and, more recently, we examined pottery collected by J. A. Sauer from the Andrews University Heshbon Expedition in the 1970s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Madaba Plains Project
Subtitle of host publicationForty Years of Archaeological Research into Jordan’s Past
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781134939145
ISBN (Print)9781845535148
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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