On the Origins of Pottery

  title={On the Origins of Pottery},
  author={Prudence M. Rice},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory},
  • P. Rice
  • Published 1 March 1999
  • History
  • Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory
Renewed research interest in the origins of pottery has illuminated an array of possible precipitating causes and environmental contexts in which pottery began to be made and used. This article is an attempt at synthesizing some of these data in hopes of stimulating further research into this intriguing topic. Following a review of theories on the origins of pottery, discussion proceeds to a survey of geographic and cultural contexts of low-fired or unfired pottery, highlighting the role(s) of… 

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