Vol. 16 / No. 2

By: Denise Schmandt-Besserat

The Use of Clay Before Pottery in the Zagros

Clay is found abundantly in nature: its remarkable qualities of plasticity when wet and hardness when dry; its imperviousness to […]

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Vol. 19 / No. 3

By: Denise Schmandt-Besserat

The Earliest Uses of Clay in Syria

Clay is a soft and rich earthy substance consisting primarily of hydrated silicates of aluminum. It is a product of […]

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Vol. 39 / No. 1

By: Denise Schmandt-Besserat

Animal Symbols at ‘Ain Ghazal

Animal figurines are a familiar find on Near Eastern sites from the 9th to the 3rd millenni¬≠um BC and from […]

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