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H 297 x W 210 mm

150 pages

Illustrated throughout in black & white with two colour plates

Published Feb 2015

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784910600

Digital: 9781784910617

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Archaeopress Egyptology 7

The Origins and Use of the Potter’s Wheel in Ancient Egypt

By Sarah Doherty

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Despite many years work on the technology of pottery production it is perhaps surprising that the origins of the potter's wheel in Egypt have yet to be determined. This volume seeks to rectify this situation by determining when the potter's wheel was introduced into Egypt.



Introduction Seeking the Potter’s Wheel Ancient Sources for the potter’s wheel Inventing the potter’s wheel How did the Potter’s Wheel come to Egypt? Detecting the Use of the Potter’s Wheel in Egyptian Pottery The Spread of the Potter’s Wheel from Royal to Domestic Contexts Conclusion