A selection of ceramics through the ages (5 second delay) Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology The Collections:
PotWeb: Ceramics online
@ the Ashmolean Museum
Early Europe & Near East
Classical to Medieval
Europe from 1500
Oriental & Islamic
The ABC of pottery in archaeology
Where does it come from?
In the composition of its clay, pottery carries a fingerprint of the geological outcrops of the area where the clay was dug, and petrologists can help seek that source. Locally available filler was added to some clays and this may also help to `source' the vessels. By these means, pottery found in Oxford has been traced to sources all over Europe. Small rounded earthenware jar
Small rounded earthenware jar, made at the Brill/Boarstall production centre in Buckinghamshire
Why is pottery useful? The ABC of ... How was it made?
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