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
What happened to the pottery between discard and discovery?
The surviving fragments from controlled excavations also tell a story of what happened after the vessel was abandoned (usually broken) and before it was rediscovered. Dispersal patterns of sherds from the same vessel may reflect the routine activities of the household or the organisation of a settlement. Thumb crucibles
Thumb crucibles, many near complete, discarded after use together in one area in central Oxford
How was it used, and by whom? The ABC of ... How old is it?
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