Sheridan, J A (2016) Scottish Neolithic pottery in 2016: the big picture and some details of the narrative. In: Ancient lives: object, people and place in early Scotland. Essays for David V Clarke on his 70th birthday. Sidestone Press, Leiden, Netherlands, pp. 189-212. ISBN 9789088903755

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Abstract

This contribution summarises our present state of knowledge about Scottish Neolithic pottery, emphasising its dual origins in the Continental Middle Neolithic ceramic traditions of Brittany and the northernmost part of France, and tracing the subsequent expansion in its use within Scotland and some of the complexities of its developmental trajectories. The dynamics behind these developments are considered, including the patterns of inter-regional contacts (both within and beyond Scotland) that were established and perpetuated during the fourth millennium BC. The significance of the emergence of Grooved Ware pottery in Orkney towars the end of the millennium, and its rapid and widespread adoption elsewhere, is explored.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Full-text available to be read online for free via the official URL
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scotland, Neolithic, pottery, Castellic, Carinated Bowl, Impressed Wares, Grooved Ware, pottery terminology, ceramic traditions
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Scottish History and Archaeology (from 2012)
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 15:06
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2016 15:06
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/1695

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