Chronology of the earliest pottery in East Asia: progress and pitfalls

@article{Kuzmin2006ChronologyOT,
  title={Chronology of the earliest pottery in East Asia: progress and pitfalls},
  author={Yaroslav V. Kuzmin},
  journal={Antiquity},
  year={2006},
  volume={80},
  pages={362 - 371}
}
  • Y. Kuzmin
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Geology
  • Antiquity
The origin of pottery is among the most important questions in Old World archaeology. The author undertakes a critical review of radiocarbon dates associated with the earliest pottery-making and eliminates a number of them where the material or its context are unreliable. Using those that survive this process of ‘chronometric hygiene’, he proposes that food-containers made of burnt clay originated in East Asia in the Late Glacial, c. 13 700-13 300 BP, and appeared in three separate regions, in… Expand
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