The Origins of Ceramic Technology at Dolni Věstonice, Czechoslovakia

@article{Vandiver1989TheOO,
  title={The Origins of Ceramic Technology at Dolni Věstonice, Czechoslovakia},
  author={Pamela B. Vandiver and Olga Soffer and Bohuslav Kl{\'i}ma and Jiř{\'i} Svoboda},
  journal={Science},
  year={1989},
  volume={246},
  pages={1002 - 1008}
}
A typology was established for more than 5000 ceramic artifacts at Dolni Vestonice, Czechoslovakia. Conjectured methods of manufacture were confirmed by radiography. The compositions and mineralogy of the artifacts were identical to those of the local soil, loess. A firing temperature range of 500� to 800� C was measured and compared with those of hearths and kilns. The mechanism of sintering was impurity-initiated, liquid-phase sintering. Many fracture sections show evidence of thermal shock… 

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