Earliest evidence for the use of pottery

  title={Earliest evidence for the use of pottery},
  author={Oliver E. Craig and Helen Saul and Alexandre Lucquin and Yastami Nishida and Karine Tach{\'e} and L. Clarke and Anu Thompson and David T. Altoft and Junzō Uchiyama and Mayumi Ajimoto and Kevin T. Gibbs and Sven Isaksson and Carl P. Heron and Peter Jordan},
Pottery was a hunter-gatherer innovation that first emerged in East Asia between 20,000 and 12,000 calibrated years before present (cal bp), towards the end of the Late Pleistocene epoch, a period of time when humans were adjusting to changing climates and new environments. Ceramic container technologies were one of a range of late glacial adaptations that were pivotal to structuring subsequent cultural trajectories in different regions of the world, but the reasons for their emergence and… 
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