A 16,000 year-old ceramic human-figurine from Maina, Russia

Pamela B Vandiver, Sergey A. Vasil'ev

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Abstract

The ceramic technology used to construct and fire an image of a human figurine excavated from a 16,000 year old layer at the archaeological site of Maina on the Yenesei River in southern Siberia is reconstructed using x-radiography, x-ray diffraction, optical and scanning electron microscopy with simultaneous energy dispersive x-ray analysis, and electron beam microprobe analysis. Evidence is provided from the archaeological excavation as well as radiocarbon dating. Comparative studies of the clayey soils at the site add contextual and environmental evidence to establish this remarkable technology as having been carried out at the site using a local clay-loan resource.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
EditorsP.B. Vandiver, M. Goodway, J.L. Mass
Pages421-431
Number of pages11
Volume712
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventMaterials Issues in Art and Archeology VI - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 26 2001Nov 30 2001

Other

OtherMaterials Issues in Art and Archeology VI
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period11/26/0111/30/01

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Geochronology
X rays
Radiography
Excavation
Electron beams
Clay
Fires
Diffraction
Rivers
Soils
Scanning electron microscopy
clay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Vandiver, P. B., & Vasil'ev, S. A. (2002). A 16,000 year-old ceramic human-figurine from Maina, Russia. In P. B. Vandiver, M. Goodway, & J. L. Mass (Eds.), Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings (Vol. 712, pp. 421-431)

A 16,000 year-old ceramic human-figurine from Maina, Russia. / Vandiver, Pamela B; Vasil'ev, Sergey A.

Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. ed. / P.B. Vandiver; M. Goodway; J.L. Mass. Vol. 712 2002. p. 421-431.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Vandiver, PB & Vasil'ev, SA 2002, A 16,000 year-old ceramic human-figurine from Maina, Russia. in PB Vandiver, M Goodway & JL Mass (eds), Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. vol. 712, pp. 421-431, Materials Issues in Art and Archeology VI, Boston, MA, United States, 11/26/01.
Vandiver PB, Vasil'ev SA. A 16,000 year-old ceramic human-figurine from Maina, Russia. In Vandiver PB, Goodway M, Mass JL, editors, Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. Vol. 712. 2002. p. 421-431
Vandiver, Pamela B ; Vasil'ev, Sergey A. / A 16,000 year-old ceramic human-figurine from Maina, Russia. Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. editor / P.B. Vandiver ; M. Goodway ; J.L. Mass. Vol. 712 2002. pp. 421-431
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