cataloging of ceramic
The production of pottery/ceramic represents one of the principal innovations in the Neolithic. Often vases shapes and decoration are interpreted as expressions of cutlural identity: the study of pottery therefore represents one of the principal information source for the archaeologist. The manufacts, as direct emanation of the culture that has produced them (material culture),¬† provide a quantity of data relating to the community itself.¬† The most important are: the dating of the context in which it was found, technology, production and circulation of the objects,¬† data on socio-cultural phenomenons, on the diet and on the rituals.¬† The study of pottery is organized following¬† commune research’s metodology and shared by the scientific community.
In the laboratori¬† are carried out all the operations of preparetion and restoration to the study of the ceramic material.
- dry cleaning of the pieces and, when possibile, through cleansing;
- restoration, individuation of the joints/connections,¬† that is the correponding of the aerthenwares, and the glueing¬† (with the assistance of restorers)
- study and cataloguing of the pieces with the immission of the data in a specific database;
- pencil drawing, “tracing” with Indian ink and raster scan ;
- distribution of the quantities and of the typologies of the significant pieces and of the relative surfaces of frequentation and reference’s sections