Technology in Crisis

Technological changes in ceramic production during periods of trouble

Redactiecoördinatie door Ilaria Caloi, Charlotte Langohr

This workshop questioned the reliability of pottery as crisis indicator within the archaeological data set. More particularly, following the perspective of archaeological and anthropological research that assesses pottery technology as a social product, there is an interest in addressing the social and cultural aspects of technological change... Lees verder

This volume comprises the proceedings of a workshop with the same title which took place in February 2016 at UCLouvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium). It was organised within the framework of the ARC13/18-049 (concerted research action) "A World in Crisis?". This workshop questioned the reliability of pottery as crisis indicator within the archaeological data set. More particularly, following the perspective of archaeological and anthropological research that assesses pottery technology as a social product, there is an interest in addressing the social and cultural aspects of technological change in pottery production in the specifi c context of crisis and period of trouble. The main goal of our examination was to detect whether and how technological choices or changes observed in the archaeological ceramic record may refl ect periods of transition, disruption, crisis or change pertaining to social, political, economic and environmental conditions. We proposed to address these questions by bringing together experts in charge of the study of pottery at diff erent Bronze Age Mediterranean sites in order to discuss, confront and contextualise their respective assemblages and associated contexts.
This two-day workshop emphasised that the majority of our case studies allow the identifi cation of continuous changes in pottery production systems, i.e. changes that do not evidence any clear cessation of transmission in potting practices. These are interpreted as indicators of periods of transition, of socio-political and economic transformation, rather than moments of crisis or disruption. On the contrary, discontinuous changes in pottery production systems have been observed in those contexts where new paste recipes and/or innovative forming techniques were introduced by foreigners and adopted by local people. Finally, the contributions also highlighted that our observations needed to be replaced in a broader contextual framework, especially in the case of the Late Bronze Age (13th-12th c. BC ) Mediterranean systems' collapse. Indeed, several archaeological contexts here examined have demonstrated a relative continuity of ceramic traditions at the 13th-12th c. BC transition, while other forms of transmitted technological knowledge had abruptly stopped.


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Uitgever
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Redactiecoördinatie door
Ilaria Caloi, Charlotte Langohr,
Collectie
AEGIS
Taal
Engels
BISAC Subject Heading
SOC003000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology > SOC002010 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
BIC subject category (UK)
HDDK Classical Greek & Roman archaeology
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (2013)
3118 homme et environnement
Voor het eerst gepubliceerd
08 februari 2019
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
: Anthropologie
: Archéologie

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Publicatie datum
08 februari 2019
ISBN-13
9782875587497
Omvang
Aantal pagina's hoofdinhoud : 238
Code
97673
Formaat
21 x 29,7 cm
Gewicht
20 grams
Packaging Type
No outer packaging
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29,00 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Publicatie datum
08 februari 2019
ISBN-13
9782875587503
Code
97673PDF
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Elisabetta Borgna
Sara T. Levi


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