Ancient Cookware from the Levant - An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective - Gloria London

Ancient Cookware from the Levant - An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective - Gloria London

3. Modern Data Sources: Government Reports, Early Visitors and Ehtnoarchaeology

Ancient Cookware from the Levant - An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective - Gloria London

Gloria London [+-]
Independent Scholar
Gloria London received her Ph.D from the University of Arizona. She is the author of Ancient Cookware from the Levant (2017, Equinox), Traditional Pottery in Cyrpus (1989, Philipp von Zabern), creator of a video Women Potters of Cyprus (2000, Tetraktys), and co-creator of the Museum of Traditional Pottery in Ayios Dimitrios (Marathasa), Cyprus.

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Craft specialists worked full time seasonally during the dry months in a small number of villages, Kornos, Ayios Dimitrios, Kaminaria, and Fini. They sold regionally to the foothills and western coastal strip. The traditional, multi-dimensional industry included private potters working in their courtyards, members of a Cooperative who worked in a space reserved for the industry, and itinerant potters. The latter were both pitharades and Kornos potters traveling with families. Despite proximity to the coastal towns and the capital city, Kornos potters continued to manufacture traditional pots and no tourist pieces by the end of 20th century. In the Troodos Mountain communities, tourist items geared towards visitors who came for the refreshing cool summer air or to enjoy the winter snow formed a larger part of the late 20th century products than in Kornos.

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London, Gloria. 3. Modern Data Sources: Government Reports, Early Visitors and Ehtnoarchaeology. Ancient Cookware from the Levant - An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 21-48 Aug 2016. ISBN 9781781791998. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=23842. Date accessed: 16 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.23842. Aug 2016

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