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The Practice of Repairing Vessels in Ancient Egypt: Methods of Repair and Anthropological Implications
Near Eastern Archaeology
Vol. 79, No. 4 (December 2016), pp. 280-283
Published by: The American Schools of Oriental Research
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5615/neareastarch.79.4.0280
Page Count: 4
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Before mass production, the practice of repairing ceramic and stone vessels, as well as other household items, was widely practiced, from antiquity into the last century. This article provides a brief overview of the methods of repair and highlights some of the anthropological implications of the practice, namely, what information might we extract regarding the individual, the settlement, or even the societal group as a whole, when we unearth an assemblage that includes repaired vessels?
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