9781574980264

Ceramics and Civilization The Prehistory & History of Ceramic Kilns

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    9781574980264

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    1574980262

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-01-03
  • Publisher: Wiley-American Ceramic Society
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Summary

Application of heat to clay transforms it into a ceramic, and thus the history and technical features of structures supplying that heat - kilns - are of considerable importance. The 14 chapters in this volume discuss ancient and historic kilns from the viewpoint of their excavation, their operational principles, and their contributions to an understanding of ceramic production within ancient economies.

Author Biography

Prudence M. Rice and W. David Kingery are the authors of Ceramics and Civilization: The Prehistory & History of Ceramic Kilns, Volume VII , published by Wiley.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview
Operational Principles of Ceramic Kilns
Inferring Firing Procedures from Sherds: Early Greek Kilns
Pottery Firing Structures (Kilns) of the Indus Civilization During the Third Millennium B.C.
The Jingdezhen Egg-Shaped Kiln
Technology and Organization of Anasazi Trench Kilns
The Variability and Evolution of Prehispanic Kilns on the Peruvian Coast
Ceramic Firing in Ancient and Modern Oaxaca
Prehispanic Kilns at Matacapan, Veracruz, Mexico
The Fires Without and the Fires Within: Evidence for Ceramic Production Facilities at the Late Classic Site of La Sierra, Naco Valley, Northwestern Honduras, and in its Environs
Brick and Tile Making in Spanish California with Related Old and New World Examples
An Integrative Review and Examination of Glass Furnace Technology in Renaissance Italy
Unusual Old Kilns
Concluding Comments
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