Major Trends in Ceramic Production from the Neolithic Through the Late Bronze Age.

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The pottery of ancient Greece has been both admired and studied for centuries. When taking a close look it is obvious that the style evolved as did the civilization. From the Neolithic Age to the late Bronze Age, the pottery changed in many ways. In the beginning of the early Neolithic Age, pottery was made from clay. It was simple and typically bowls and cups. The pottery was often painted with simple designs using red and white color which was determined by the clay source. Designs could also be carved into the clay before it is hardened. The designs were not complicated and consisted of simple lines and shapes. By the middle of the Neolithic Age new types of pottery were introduced. There wasn’t much of a change between the early and middle neolithic age however, new clays were imported. Also, new techniques were used to construct pottery due to technological advances. Clay could now be imported making more options for color and consistency. The new techniques that were introduced were, Urfirnis Ware, or an old glaze. The decorations also changed, now they were painted with the glaze and no longer showed patterns. They also developed ways to repair broken or damaged pottery instead of making a new one like their old ways. As well as the use of Urfirnis Ware another way of producing ceramics was called, Sesklo Ware. This type of ceramic used the style of red on white and was elaborately decorated. They had also constructed clay figures such as mothers and children using simple line patterns. In the late Neolithic Age, even more changes can be observed. The pottery was more refined. However, unlike before with Urfirnis Ware, the new ceramics were dull in finish and not glossy like in the past. Now, it was made with a fine black finish called, Burnished Ware. Burnished ware had more of a glossy black look. Many of the ceramics made in the late neolithic

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