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Neolithic Pottery from the Near East

Production, Distribution and Use

Discussions on the production, distribution, use, and consumption of pottery from the Neolithic Near East. 

Ceramics from the Neolithic period carry visual messages through their shapes, styles, and painted decorations. Honoring the work of Dutch archaeologist Olivier Nieuwenhuyse, the chapters in this volume go beyond the technical to address issues of ideology, symbolism, feasting, and communalism in pottery productions in the Near East. Essays exploring aspects of the chaîne opératoire of ceramic production, including archaeometric and experimental techniques in the neolithic pottery tradition, provide new insights into how the vessels were distributed and used. 

This international volume brings together papers presented at the Third International Workshop on Late Neolithic Pottery from the Ancient Near East.

320 pages | 18 color plates, 130 halftones, 8 line drawings, 12 maps, 64 tables | 8 1/4 x 11 3/4

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Table of Contents

1)Introduction to the Volume and a Celebration of Olivier Nieuwenhuyse’s Research
-Rana Özbal, Yukiko Tonoike, and Mücella Erdalkiran

PART I: CERAMIC PRODUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY

2)White Ware or “Vaiselle Blache” in the Chrono-Cultural and Technological Context of the First Ceramic Productions in Tell Halula (Euphrates Valley)
-Miquel Molist, Anna Gómez-Bach, Josep Faura, Mercè Gangonells, Cristina López, Adria Breu, and Quim Sisa

3)Akarçay Tepe In South Eastern Turkey: A Key Site on the Origins of the First Pottery Productions in the Near East
-Walter Cruells and Miquel Molist

4)A Technological Approach to Pre-Halaf Pottery of Tell Halula: A Chaîne Opératoire Overview
-Silvia Calvo, Anna Gómez Bach, Josep Miquel Faura and Miquel Molist

5)Organization of Ceramic Production at Neolithic Ulucak
-Çiler Çilingiroglu

6)Preforms for Sequential Slab Construction?
-Frank Hole and Yukiko Tonoike

7)Neolithic Potting Traditions at Çukuriçi Höyük
-Clare Burke and Barbara Horejs

PART II: USING AND DECONSTRUCTING CATEGORIES

8)Experience in Creating a Descriptive System for Morphology of Halafian Painted Pottery from Yarim-Tepe 2 (Iraq)
-Shahmardan N. Amirov

9)Boundaries and Regional Pottery Tradition in the Mid Sixth Millennium cal BCE: From Levant to Northern Zagros
-Anna Gómez Bach

10)Not Only Painted – A Re-Examination of the Pottery Assemblage from the Site of Hajji Muhammad: A Techno-Morphological Approach
-Luca Volpi

11)Hybrid Styles: Categorizing Painted Pottery at 6th Millennium Fistikli Höyük
-Nolwen Rol

12)Reassessment of Halaf Fine Ware from Yunus, Gaziantep
-Mücella Erdalkiran
13)Neolithic Potsherds from Tell Hassuna: The Collection of the University Museum, the University of Tokyo
-Takahiro Odaka

PART III: ARCHAEOMETRIC AND EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES

14)Potting on the Edge of the Painted Traditions: Ceramic Regionalism and the Role of Craft Production during the Neolithic of the Central Levant
-Kamal Badreshany and Graham Philip

15)Animal Residues From 7th and 6th Millennia BCE Pottery at Tell Halula
-Adrià Breu, Anna Gómez-Bach, Josep-Miquel Faura, Antoni Rosell, and Miquel Molist

16)Neolithic Pottery Technology of the Sinjar Valley, Northern Iraq (Proto-Hassuna and Archaic Hassuna Periods)
-Natalia Petrova

17)A First Assessment of Technological and Functional Traces on Late Neolithic Husking Trays from the Near East
-Sergio Taranto, Vanessa Forte, Anna Gómez-Bach, Cristina Lemorini, and Miquel Molist

PART IV: POTTERY IN SOCIAL AND RITUAL CONTEXTS
18)Bull Symbolism in Anatolian Neolithic Pottery and Religious Life in Neolithic Society
-Serap Özdöl-Kutlu

19)Peopling Pots and Potting People: Anthropomorphic Vessels in the Halaf Culture and Chalcolithic Anatolia
-Ellen H. Belcher

20)Narrative Scenes on the Late Neolithic Pottery of Domuztepe
-Halil Tekin

21)What Can One Room Tell Us? The Pottery Assemblage of Room C70 in Building CI at Tel Tsaf, Middle Jordan Valley, Israel
-Tamar Shooval and Danny Rosenberg

PART V: ENRICHING REGINAL REPERTOIRES THOUGH NEW DISCOVERIES
22)New Data on the Late Neolithic Pottery from the Northern Upper Tigris Region: The Ambar Dam Reservoir
-Tuba Ökse

23)An Evaluation of the Late Neolithic Pottery Assemblages from the Kuseyr Plateau in Hatay Region (Turkey)
-Canan Karatas Yüksel and Hatice Pamir

24)The Early Pottery from Ugurlu on the Island of Gökçeada, Northeastern Aegean
-Burçin Erdogu and Çigdem Atakuman

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