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Pots and practices (Hardback)

An experimental and microwear approach to Early Iron Age vessel biographies

Ancient History > Prehistory > Iron Age P&S History > Archaeology > Archaeological Method & Theory

Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: BEFIM
Pages: 230
Illustrations: 492fc/4bw
ISBN: 9789088907753
Published: 28th December 2020
Casemate UK Academic

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This third volume of the BEFIM series addresses the life history of vessels from the Early Celtic hillfort settlements of Heuneburg and Vix-Mont Lassois, from a detailed examination of the manufacturing process to the use and modifications of the final products. An extensive experimental program of dozens of experiments has allowed a better understanding of the way this pottery was made and used.


The participation of an experienced potter allowed the reprodiction of exact replicas of the different wares, and the exploration of the impact of the creation process in wear patterns and traces.


The effect of alcohol production, including fermentation, on the pottery was also explored, as well as the effect of different gestures of preparing food and drink (mixing, stirring, pounding), different ways of storage and handling, and the manner of consumption like decanting using various kinds of utensils.


These experimental results form the basis of the book's exploration, which adds to a more detailed insight into foodways, including drinking habits, of the Early Celtic communities of Central Europe.

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