pottery

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Pottery

Turkey today is known for its beautiful ceramics. This tradition begins at Çatalhöyük, where the oldest pottery known from Anatolia has been found. The oldest pottery was fired, unpainted and unglazed and had a very simple bag shaped form.

The pottery was fired in closed kilns outside of houses. ( Dome shaped kilns, door in side- can tell because clay is reduced- no oxygen in firing ) Mystery- were kilns used from the beginning of the city or were they developed here? ( May have started firing in bread ovens then moved outside)


 
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