EXPERIMENTING WITH PREHISTORIC CERAMIC TECHNOLOGIES
To date (November 2008) the research has focused on the making of Later Neolithic Grooved Ware, the type of pottery associated with, for example, the well known villages of Skara Brae and Barnhouse. Over 400 pots have been made and four firings have taken place, with more planned for 2009. The data from this work is shedding important new light on the production of Grooved Ware, and, when fully published, will create a body of experience that will be of use in the interpretation of this type of pottery from the regional archaeological record.
|Orkney Clay||Processing Clay||Makng pots|
|Makng the kiln||Neolithic pottery firings||Excavation of experimental kilns|
|Video clip (wmv)||Links from this site|
All aspects of the project are being fully documented. Anyone requiring further details about aspects of the work is invited to contact Andrew Appleby or Stephen Harrison on the above email addresses.
Text and photographs (c) Orkney Prehistoric Pottery Research Associates 2008