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The Resource Fragile biography : the life cycle of ceramics and refuse disposal patterns in late antique and early medieval Palestine, Itamar Taxel

Fragile biography : the life cycle of ceramics and refuse disposal patterns in late antique and early medieval Palestine, Itamar Taxel

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Fragile biography : the life cycle of ceramics and refuse disposal patterns in late antique and early medieval Palestine
Title
Fragile biography
Title remainder
the life cycle of ceramics and refuse disposal patterns in late antique and early medieval Palestine
Statement of responsibility
Itamar Taxel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is the first comprehensive synthesis of the life cycle of ceramics and of refuse management in ancient Palestine during the later Roman, Byzantine and Early Islamic periods (4th to 11th centuries CE). The study sheds light on selected material culture-related behavioral practices of the people who produced, used and manipulated ceramics during late antique and early medieval times. The research presents the local picture of pottery use-life, including prime use, reuse, repair, recycling and disposal. The reuse, repair and recycling of pottery reflect a plethora of behavioral practices, some common to the greater Mediterranean and Near Eastern world and some unique to the discussed region and periods. Similarly, the discussion of refuse disposal, while using selected case studies, has shown that attitudes towards the residues of people's activity were basically similar in different regions and periods, though the ways in which refuse was managed was often dictated by specific cultural and regional circumstances. Finally, a first attempt has been made in this study to partially unveil the mental rationale behind the above-mentioned practices. The conclusion is that mere pragmatism motivated the rather frequent reuse, repair and recycling of pottery, though it also showed that this tendency became more dominant - in historical Palestine and probably elsewhere - in Late Antiquity and later."
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--Back cover
Cataloging source
YDX
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Taxel, Itamar
Dewey number
932-933
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS111.1
LC item number
.T39 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Babesch: annual papers on Mediterranean archaeology. Supplement
Series volume
35
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  • Palestine
  • Pottery, Ancient
  • Pottery, Medieval
  • Ceramics
  • Refuse and refuse disposal
  • Antiquities
  • Pottery, Ancient
  • Pottery, Medieval
  • Refuse and refuse disposal
  • Middle East
Label
Fragile biography : the life cycle of ceramics and refuse disposal patterns in late antique and early medieval Palestine, Itamar Taxel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1076531053
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9789042936904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1076531053
Label
Fragile biography : the life cycle of ceramics and refuse disposal patterns in late antique and early medieval Palestine, Itamar Taxel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1076531053
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9789042936904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1076531053

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