Ceramic Kilns of Ancient Greece: Technology and Organization by Eleni Hasaki

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There are now numerous articles as well as monographs on Roman kilns in Great Britain and in France, the Iron Age kilns in Israel, the kilns in eastern Europe, and 58 The proceedings of these two French colloquia were published in Topoi 8 (1998) and 9 (1999). 59 See articles in the proceedings on Hellenistic pottery: A v EllKer 1989, B v EllKer 1990, G v EllKer 1994, D v EllKer 1997, E v EllKer 2000. ) 1997. Vitelli's article in that volume (Vitelli 1997) on Neolithic kilns was an attempt to reconstruct the appearance of Neolithic kilns (see infra Ch.

25 When clay structures are fired over 670oC, they lose their original geological magnetism, and adopt the magnetism of the earth at the time of firing. In other words, time is imprinted on the walls of the kiln. 26 One can use this curve in turn to date other kilns which cannot be dated by pottery or other internal evidence. 27 25 This method was introduced by Thellier and Thellier (1959) and its dating accuracy is quite high, ± 25 years. Thellier (1981) established the Terrestrial Magnetic Field (TMF) for the last two millennia in France.

15 The studies have exceeded in size the length of small articles, and recently an entire monograph by S. 16 The studies of P. Betancourt on Crete and G. 17 13 Blitzer 1984. 14 Voyatzoglou 1974, 1984; London 1987a, 1987b, 1989a, 1989b, 1991a, 1991b, 2000b. Day (1989) combines ethnographic with petrographic studies for prehistoric ceramics on Crete. Longacre (1991) and London (2000a) advocated for the need that ethnoarchaeologists record the activities of the community under study at regular intervals, every five to ten years, to obtain valuable, diachronic, comparative data.

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