Bonfire of the enquiries. Pottery firing temperatures in archaeology: What for?

@inproceedings{Gosselain1992BonfireOT,
  title={Bonfire of the enquiries. Pottery firing temperatures in archaeology: What for?},
  author={Olivier P. Gosselain},
  year={1992}
}
Abstract In this paper serious doubt is cast on the possibility of using firing temperature identifications in technological interpretations of pottery. The comparison of thermometric data for different types of firing structures reveals a large overlap precluding any attempt at technological differentiation on the sole basis of temperatures. Moreover, results from an ethno-thermometric approach of open firings in Cameroon indicate that a thermic characterization of this type of firing is also… CONTINUE READING

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