Ceramic technology at the crossroads

Pamela B. Vandiver, Valerie Chaussonnet

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Abstract

From 1993-1995, the Smithsonian Institution's Arctic Studies Center at the National Museum of Natural History, in collaboration with Russian Far Eastern Museums produced a traveling exhibition designed for cities and rural communities in Alaska entitled 'Crossroads Alaska.' This exhibition focuses on prehistoric, traditional, and modern cultures of the North Pacific. This exhibition provided an opportunity to study eleven pottery fragments from Sakhalin Island and one from Alaska. This study involved a preliminary assessment of the similarity of technologies for pottery manufacture on both sides of the Bering Strait. This article reports the results obtained from the study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)687-699
Number of pages13
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Volume352
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1994 Conference on Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology IV - Cancun, Mex
Duration: May 16 1994May 21 1994

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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