Early Bronze Age I Plain Red Burnished Ware Pottery SherdEarly Bronze Age I
3400 BCE - 2700 BCE
1 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in. (4.8 x 3.8 x 1 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2009.14.323
Geography: Asia, Turkey, Tarsus
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
Culture/Nationality: Prehistoric Anatolian
Collection: Tarsus Excavation
Findspot: Find Spot: Gözlükule, Tarsus, Turkey / Street; Date: Meters: 14.00
This object has the following keywords:
- Anatolian - Refers to the culture and styles that developed in antiquity in the geographical area of modern Turkey.
- burnishing - Making shiny or lustrous by rubbing with a tool that compacts or smooths.
- Early Bronze Age - Refers to the earliest phase of Bronze Age cultures, which developed differently in different regions, either from Chalcolithic or Neolithic technologies. It differs from the Middle and Late Bronze Age cultures primarily in metal assemblages and burial rites. It is characterized in part by the earliest experimentation with copper alloys to produce bronze, as well as the improvement of stone tools, and various other local cultural developments. Some scholars classify the Chalcolithic as the earliest phase of the Bronze Age.
- Red Burnished - Refers to the pottery style found in Persia around 6000 BCE. The style is characterized by pottery tempered with straw that is covered with a red and often highly polished slip.
- sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
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