A LM IA Ceramic Kiln in South-Central Crete: Function and by Joseph W. Shaw, Aleydis Van de Moortel, Peter M. Day,

By Joseph W. Shaw, Aleydis Van de Moortel, Peter M. Day, Vassilis Kilikoglou

An in-depth examine of the past due Minoan IA cross-draft kiln present in excavations at Kommos, Crete. The kiln is of a sort well known throughout the Neopalatial interval, and its sturdy country of renovation has allowed the authors to invest approximately its unique inner structure and use, in addition to concerning the roof that coated it. a lot of the big volume of pottery chanced on linked to the kiln is analyzed intimately, bearing in mind the 1st time the learn of the shapes, ornament, and technical features of vases identified to were fired in a particular LM IA kiln. The e-book provides an built-in application of analytical innovations used to demonstrate the variety of firing temperatures, the compositional similarities and transformations within the clays used, and elements of the firing strategy and the higher kiln constitution. provided here's a precious contribution to our wisdom of the expertise and association of ceramic creation at the start of the overdue Minoan interval, so that it will shape a foundation for experiences of pottery provenience and alternate.

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Shape variant: short, vertical neck, everted rim, attached spout of a coarser fabric. Dump, red soil stratum east of kiln (trench 87B, pail 107). 45 (C 10499). Collar-necked jug Fig. 35 7 sherds mended into 2 nonjoining pieces, preserving 50% neck, rim, and shoulder, but all of spout. Pres. H. 065, Diam. 120. Medium-coarse fabric with reddish yellow fracture, paler reddish yellow exterior surface, and pink interior surface. 5% inclusions. Spout attachment to neck not well-integrated. Exterior dilute light red to red monochrome.

Collar-necked jug Fig. 35 3 sherds mended into 2 nonjoining pieces, preserving 50% rim and neck, beginning of shoulder, beginning of spout. Pres. H. 040, Diam. 122. Medium-coarse fabric with reddish yellow fracture and paler reddish yellow surfaces. 5% inclusions. Exterior dilute red monochrome. Interior dark-dipped neck and shoulder. Shape variant: relatively tall, insloping neck with convex profile, thickened rim, spout pulled from rim. Dump, light brown (trench 87B, pail 83 [2]) and red (trench 87B, pail 107B [1]) soil strata east of kiln.

Fine fabric with reddish yellow fracture and paler reddish yellow surfaces. Fewer than 1% inclusions. Unpainted. Shape variant: sloping shoulder, short, in-sloping neck, tapering rim. Dump, red soil stratum west of kiln (trench 95A, pail 157). M e d i u m - C oa r s e 40 (C 9935). Collar-necked jug Fig. 35 70% preserved, mended from 41 sherds. 50% rim, neck, and upper body, 80% lower body, complete base, spout, lug, 66% strap handle. Complete profile. H. 188, Diam. 112, max. Diam. 154, Diam. 078.

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