Dating techniques for ceramics

09 May

However, no date has yet been scientifically established for these discoveries.

At present the earliest carbon-dated Chinese pottery is the Xianrendong Cave Pottery, discovered in Jiangxi Province, which dates to 18,000 BCE.

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For early works, see: Neolithic Art in China (7500-2000 BCE).

Eight black residues, scraped from outer surfaces of painted ceramics, unearthed from graves 1–3 at Başur Höyük (SE Turkey), were analysed by geochemical techniques in order to characterize bitumens and to try to identify their source.

Ceramics are dated from the Early Bronze period (3100–2900 BCE).

Both denote the basic 4-step creative process of (1) forming (ie.

shaping); (2) firing (baking in a kiln); (3) glazing/decorating (coating the object with a glaze, or applying to it various decorative techniques); (4) Refiring (rebaking) to harden the glaze.