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Ref ID: 28339
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Kuzmin, Yaroslav V.
Title: Chronology of the earliest pottery in East Asia: progress and pitfalls
Date: 2006
Source: Antiquity
Abstract: Extract: The origin of pottery is among the most important questions in Old World archaeology. The author undertakes a critical review of radiocarbon dates associated with the earliest pottery-making and eliminates a number of them where the material or its context are unreliable. Using those that survive this process of ‘chronometric hygiene’, he proposes that food-containers made of burnt clay originated in East Asia in the Late Glacial, c. 13 700-13 300 BP, and appeared in three separate regions, in Japan, China and far eastern Russia, at about the same time.
Date Created: 10/8/2013
Volume: 80
Number: 308
Page Start: 362
Page End: 371