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Title: Characterizing Asian Stoneware Jar Production at the Transition to the Early Modern Period, 1550-1650
Contributor(s): Grave, Peter  (author)orcid ; Maccheroni, Michael (author)
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: In this study, elemental characterization is applied to a large sample of stoneware jars and jar fragments from Asian and European wreck assemblages recovered from the China Sea as well as from along the long-distance trade routes of the period. The majority of these assemblages range in date from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century. This sample is supplemented with a museum collection of complete jars from Philippine burials and other terrestrial collections in the Southeast Asian region. The resulting compositional groups provide a robust basis for assigning provenance, and seventeen discrete production sources are identified ranging from southern China to Burma. In combination with typological information and chronological organization, these groups provide an alternative means for assessing changes in regional production strategies through the transition to the modern era. This work, while preliminary, provides a new perspective on the social, economic, and political dynamics of this time and region.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Scientific Research on Historic Asian Ceramics: Proceedings of the Fourth Forbes Symposium at the Freer Gallery of Art, v.1, p. 186-204
Publisher: Archetype Publications in association with the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781904982463
Field of Research (FOR): 210103 Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
210110 Maritime Archaeology
210102 Archaeological Science
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 950502 Understanding Asias Past
970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Editor: Editor(s): Blythe McCarthy, Ellen Salzman Chase, Louise Allison Cort, Janet G Douglas, and Paul Jett
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