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Explaining Change in the Matt-Painted Pottery of Southern Italy

Cultural and social explanations for ceramic development from the 11th to the 4th centuries B.C.

Edward Herring


This book examins native Matt-Painted pottery from Iron Age and Classical Southern Italy within the context of native social change and of the relationshA between the Greeks and the natives. This is the first attempt to move away from purely typologicalapproach to Matt-Painted pottery and to study it within its social context, casting light upon ceramic innovation and wider social development.