Amphorae were the pottery jars that individuals used to carry food. The ancient Roman equivalent of today’s lunch box, the amphora was made in many regions. Often, amphorae were manufactured in the same area as a food that was being processed and would need to be transported. Often the amphorae were shaped to symbolize the amphora’s contents. Popular items included olive oil, fish sauce, fruit, and wine. Similar to our habit of reusing empty plastic bottles, the Romans often would reuse their amphorae to carry water.
The Mata Ortiz/Casas Grandes segment focuses on the ancient pottery of the Casas Grandes region ofnorthern Mexico as a basis for contemporarypottery production. Participants will gain insightinto the fundamentals ofcraftsmanship, design and technology that are required in creating and firing CasasGrandes/Mata Ortiz style pottery*.
Participants will meet at a motel inDeming, New Mexico for an evening orientation meeting and then car caravan 3hours south toNuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico the following morning. Our group will be met at the borderby instructor Julian Hernandez and then be escorted to Nuevo CasasGrandes.
Enrollment: Limited to 20 students.
Fee: $ US Dollars. Deposit: must include signed registration form.
Includes: All materials, firings, field school instruction and field trips toMata Ortiz pottery village (the home of world famous potter Juan Quezada), native clay sites, Paquime Archaeological Area,other points of interest, and the Museo de las Culturas Norte(Museum of the Northern Cultures). Also includes a custom workshop T-shirt for eachparticipant.
Instruction is in English and Spanish.
Ancient pottery reveals humans have made wine for at …
There were only a few historians in the time of Ancient Greece. Three major ancient historians, were able to record their time of Ancient Greek history, that include , known as the 'Father of History' who travelled to many ancient historic sites at the time, and .
The ancient Chinese produced black pottery by 3500 B.C
The enigma of ancient South American development, [cultures evolving to the building of Monumental Structures BEFORE they have even learned to make - pottery], is wonderfully illustrated by what many now consider the region’s very first civilization, the Norte Chico civilization in the Norte Chico region of coastal central Peru, some even argue that Norte Chico is the oldest civilization in the Americas. The Norte Chico civilization consisted of about thirty major population centers. The oldest center, dating from about 9,210 B.C. only provides some indication of human settlement in the early Archaic era. But by 3,200 B.C, human settlement and communal construction are readily apparent.
Introduction - Ancient Pottery Database
Ancient pottery has been found, for instance, at numerous sites in western Persia, including Ganj Dareh (Valley of Treasure) and Teppe Sarab in Kermanshah Province, as well as sites in and around the Zagros Mountains.
Ancient Chamorro Pottery Usage - Guampedia
Although a warrior society, the Moche did have a taste for luxury. Moche tombs were filled with some of the most splendid pottery and metalwork of the Central Andean Area. Moche ceramics, are the best known of ancient Peruvian artifacts, and are among the finest ever known. Their portrait-head effigy pots are especially notable for realistically depicting human features and portraying emotion. The reasons for the demise of the Moche are unknown, they may have succumbed to earthquakes, prolonged drought, or catastrophic flooding.