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Prehistoric Pottery Across the Baltic

Regions, Influences and Methods

Paul Eklöv Pettersson
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84pp. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white: 5 tables, 71 figures (including 28 black and white photographs and 5 colour figures)
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Prehistoric connections and interactions across the Baltic Sea are discussed through pottery and ceramic materials in this volume. Included are nine articles by thirteen authors from the countries around and connected to the Baltic Sea. The articles cover a timescale ranging from the Neolithic to the late Iron Age and subjects including craft traditions, metallurgical production patterns, Neolithisation processes, grave traditions and cultural spheres. Methodological perspectives include studies of morphology, material, decorations and distribution patterns as well as experimental and laboratory analysis. The studied ceramic objects include miniature pots, pitchers, crucibles, tuyères, drinking vessels and tableware from the region around the Baltic Sea.

Paul Eklöv Pettersson works at Lund University. Together with Thomas Eriksson and Anders Lindahl, he organised the conference Pottery Across the Baltic at the Laboratory of Ceramic Research on 7-9 March 2013. He specialises in technical ceramics and methodological aspects of laboratory and experimental archaeology. Contributors: Henriette Maria Børslid Hop, Katarina Botwid, Baiba Dumpe, Thomas Eriksson, Maggie Fredriksson, Paul Eklöv Pettersson, Britta Ramminger, Christian Løchsen Rødsrud, Daniel Sahlén, Agnese Stunda-Zujeva, Alise Šulte, Laura Thielen, Jana Vecstaudža