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impressed ware

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[Ar] Distinctive pottery used by the first farmers of the western Mediterranean from the east coast of Italy to southern Spain in the period 5000–3500 bc. The pottery is usually ...

impressed ware

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)

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... ware [Ar] Distinctive pottery used by the first farmers of the western Mediterranean from the east coast of Italy to southern Spain in the period 5000–3500 bc . The pottery is usually dark‐surfaced and is extensively decorated with impressions made with the serrated edge of cardium shells. Such ceramics are sometimes referred to as cardial ware . Other methods of decoration include impressions made with the fingers, sticks, and other tools. The pottery forms are generally simple and include bowls and open‐mouthed storage vessels. Stentinello ware...

Impressed Ware Culture

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)

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... Ware Culture [CP] The early Neolithic communities of the Mediterranean coast of Europe, named after the practice of ornamenting pottery with impressions of cardium shells and other items ( impressed ware ). Though there is evidence for the introduction of agriculture, hunting and fishing remained an important aspect of the culture, and its stone and flint industries retained some characteristic Mesolithic types. Generally dated to the period 5000–3500 bc . Early sites tend to be in caves and rock‐shelters or, on the coast, associated with shell...

impressed ware

impressed ware  

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[Ar]Distinctive pottery used by the first farmers of the western Mediterranean from the east coast of Italy to southern Spain in the period 5000–3500 bc. The pottery is usually dark‐surfaced and is ...
Impressed Ware Culture

Impressed Ware Culture  

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[CP]The early Neolithic communities of the Mediterranean coast of Europe, named after the practice of ornamenting pottery with impressions of cardium shells and other items (impressed ware). Though ...
Consumerism

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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...to the nation a far more ‘modern’ feel. Our awakening octogenarian would have found in houses of ordinary people all kinds of domestic goods which had hitherto been the preserve of the rich: possessions like curtains and carpets; upholstered chairs; tablecloths; glass and china-ware; tea services; fancy pottery; looking-glasses; clocks; cases of books other than just the Bible, supplied by *circulating libraries such as William Lane 's *Minerva Press ; prints or ornaments to put on the wall or the mantelshelf; and all manner of bric-à-brac and...

Design

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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...Europe. In 1774 Wedgwood produced his first catalogue (and the first in the ceramics trade) of Queen's Ware. He also took to *advertising and offered free carriage to all parts of the country, replacement for breakages and satisfaction guaranteed. He employed travelling salesmen throughout Europe and sent out boxes of samples on continental tours. To reinforce brand loyalty as well as to guard against inferior imitations, every piece went out impressed with his name on the base. Wedgwood was never competitive in price, despite his advanced methods of...

Into Exile: From the Assyrian Conquest of Israel to the Fall of Babylon

Into Exile: From the Assyrian Conquest of Israel to the Fall of Babylon   Reference library

Mordechai Cogan

Oxford History of the Biblical World

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...structures were built following Mesopotamian architectural design; some of their brick walls—as much as 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) thick—still stand as evidence of Assyria's investment in this vital border zone. In the excavated rooms at several sites, imported Assyrian palace ware points to the luxurious lifestyle of the area's residents. Particularly striking is the example of Ekron on Judah's western border, which had been taken by force during Sennacherib's campaign. Excavation at Tel Miqne, the site of ancient Ekron, has shown that the city developed...

cardial ware

cardial ware  

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[Ar]The earliest pottery of the western Mediterranean and parts of Atlantic Europe, named after its characteristic cockle shell (Cardium) decoration. Also known as impressed ware, this pottery is ...
Parisian ware

Parisian ware  

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[Ar]A thin, dark grey, highly burnished ware decorated with impressed stamps and found mainly in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, dating to the late 1st and the 2nd centuries ad.
Argonne ware

Argonne ware  

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[Ar]Pottery type of the 4th century ad, usually with a red colour‐coat, made in the Samian ware tradition. Vessels are decorated with horizontal bands of impressed geometric patterns, executed with a ...
London ware

London ware  

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[Ar]A type of pottery with a relatively fine burnished grey or black fabric, often imitating various forms of Samian ware bowls, and often decorated with inscribed lines, impressed stamps, rouletting ...
Corded Ware Culture

Corded Ware Culture  

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[CP]General term applied to a wide range of late Neolithic and early Bronze Age communities in central and northern Europe who used cord‐impressed decoration on their pottery, especially beakers and ...
pit-comb ware

pit-comb ware  

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[Ar]A style of rather coarse round‐bottomed pottery decorated with small pits made in the outer surface of the vessel often in association with the marks left by impressing a bone comb into the clay. ...
Carrowkeel ware

Carrowkeel ware  

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[Ar]A type of later Neolithic pottery found in Ireland during the 3rd millennium bc, named after material recovered from the passage graves at Carrowkeel in Co. Sligo, Ireland. The fabric of ...
Peterborough ware

Peterborough ware  

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[Ar]A family of elaborately decorated Neolithic ceramics found in southern and eastern parts of the British Isles and dating to the period 3000 to 2000 bc. Isobel Smith divided Peterborough wares ...
potter's stamp

potter's stamp  

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[Ge]A small block that the potter impresses into the base of a vessel he/she has made while still soft in order to give it a personalized mark. Some potter's stamps give the potter's name in the ...
Danilo Culture

Danilo Culture  

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[CP]Neolithic communities of the Dalmatian coast of Croatia and Bosnia of the period 4700 bc down to 3900 bc. The culture developed from the local Impressed Ware Culture, its distinctive pottery ...
Châteauneuf-les-Martigues, France

Châteauneuf-les-Martigues, France  

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[Si]A large rock‐shelter site northwest of Marseilles, Bouches‐du‐Rhône, southwestern France. Excavated by M. Escalon de Fonton in the 1950s, the sequence of deposits spans a long period from later ...
Globular Amphora Culture

Globular Amphora Culture  

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[CP]Late Neolithic communities of the later 2nd millennium bc occupying the Vistula, Oder, and Bug river systems in north central Europe. They are distinguished by their bulbous pots with a narrow ...
Chassey Culture

Chassey Culture  

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[CP]Neolithic communities of the early 4th millennium bc whose origins lay in the Impressed Ware cultures of southern France but who eventually occupied much of central and southern France. It is ...

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