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Variability in pottery firing technology: choice or technical development?

Abstract:

It was generally considered that it is a technological advancement from bonfire firing to kiln firing. In fact, both of the firing methods possess certain advantages as well as disadvantages. To a specific community, firing technique is a technological choice rather than an outcome of technological development. The technological choices should correspond to the local environments, social contexts, and cultural traditions. Bonfire firing evidences are found in northern and southern China. Howe...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1515/char-2017-0015

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Publisher:
De Gruyter Publisher's website
Journal:
Chinese Archaeology Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
1
Pages:
179-186
Publication date:
2017-11-18
Acceptance date:
2017-07-01
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EISSN:
2160-5068
ISSN:
2160-5025
Pubs id:
pubs:860111
URN:
uri:486f00f8-ecdb-40ec-ba98-2dfbf51e696c
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uuid:486f00f8-ecdb-40ec-ba98-2dfbf51e696c
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pubs:860111

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