Ancient Pottery For Sale

Pottery accounts for a large part of the archaeological record of ancient civilisations. It is believed that the earliest pottery wares were hand-built and fired in bonfires. The earliest known ceramic objects are Gravettian figurines such as those discovered at Dolni Vestonice in the modern day Czech Republic. These Venus figurines of a nude female figure date to 29,000 - 25,000 B.C.


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How Pottery Evolved

The invention of the potter's wheel in Mesopotamia sometime between 6,000 and 4,000 B.C. revolutionised pottery production. Specialised potters were then able to meet the expanding needs of the world's first cities. Pottery was in use in ancient India during the Mehrgarh Period II (5500 - 4800 B.C.) and Merhgarh Period III (4800 - 3500 B.C.), known as the ceramic Neolithic and chalcolithic. Pottery, including items known as the ed-Dur vessels, originated in regions of the Indus valley and has been found in a number of sites in the Indus valley civilization.

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