Ceramic Production and Society in the Late Majiayao Culture of Northwest China
Renewing the Search for Structure - New Frameworks and Techniques in Instrumental Ceramics Analysis - Alan F. Greene
Michele L Koons [+]
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Jade D’alpoim Guedes [+]
Washington State University
Majiayao storage vessels are an important feature on Neolithic burials in Northwest China. An increase in the number of vessels between the Banshan and Machang phases of the Majiayao culture, demonstrate a change in the value and production processes used to manufacture these vessels. We use experimental archaeology and radiography in order to examine changes in their mode of production.