Pottery. Unfired "green ware" pottery on a traditional drying rack at Conner Prairie living history museum Traditional Pottery workshop reconstruction in the Museum of traditional crafts and applied arts, Troyan, Bulgaria Pottery is the ceramic act of making pottery wares, of which major types include earthenware, stoneware and porcelain.
The place where such wares are made is also called a pottery (plural "potteries"). Pottery also refers to the art or craft of a potter or the manufacture of pottery. The definition of pottery used by ASTM is "all fired ceramic wares that contain clay when formed, except technical, structural, and refractory products Pottery originates during the Neolithic period. Pottery is made by forming a clay body into objects of a required shape and heating them to high temperatures in a kiln which removes all the water from the clay, which induces reactions that lead to permanent changes including increasing their strength and hardening and setting their shape.
Neolithic revolution. Neolithic Revolution. However, the Neolithic Revolution involved far more than the adoption of a limited set of food-producing techniques.
During the next millennia it would transform the small and mobile groups of hunter-gatherers that had hitherto dominated human history into sedentary societies based in built-up villages and towns, which radically modified their natural environment by means of specialized food-crop cultivation (e.g., irrigation and food storage technologies) that allowed extensive surplus food production. These developments provided the basis for high population density settlements, specialized and complex labor diversification, trading economies, the development of non-portable art, architecture, and culture, centralized administrations and political structures, hierarchical ideologies, and depersonalized systems of knowledge (e.g., property regimes and writing).
Agricultural transition Knap of Howar farmstead on a site occupied from 5,500 to 5,100 BP Domestication of plants The Atlantis Code. The Incredible Journey of Solon by Mary Whispering Wind Solon, c. 638 BC – 558 BC, was a highly respected Greek statesman, poet and famous sage, who was renowned for his fairness, wisdom and mesmerizing orations.
He was the great law-giver of Athens. Today, statues and sculptures of Solon are displayed in the Library of Congress, US House of Representatives, and the Supreme Court of the United States, honoring the revolutionary contributions that Solon made to creating fair and just laws, and initiating the formation of democratic government. According to Plato's Dialogues; Solon traveled to Egypt to enquire about Greek history and negotiate trade deals between Greece and Egypt. Mother goddess. Mother goddess is a term used to refer to a goddess who represents and/or is a personification of nature, motherhood, fertility, creation, destruction or who embodies the bounty of the Earth.
When equated with the Earth or the natural world, such goddesses are sometimes referred to as Mother Earth or as the Earth Mother. Many different goddesses have represented motherhood in one way or another, and some have been associated with the birth of humanity as a whole, along with the universe and everything in it. The age of the great mother.
EDITOR'S CHOICE: The Divine Feminine: The Great Mother. (EC links to Homepage) Mother and Child, Oil on Board, 36"x42", © Robin Baring "This primordial experience of the Great Mother is the foundation of later cultures all over the world.
She is like an immense tree, whose roots lie beyond the reach of our consciousness, whose branches are all the forms of life we know, and whose flowering is a potential within us, a potential that only a tiny handful of the human race has realized. In these earliest Paleolithic cultures of which those of the First Peoples today are the descendents, she was nature, she was the earth and she was the unseen dimension of soul or spirit. People were connected through her to nature as to a great being and to the great vault of the starry sky as part of this being, imagined as a great web of life. The Great Mother (Chapter One) Human consciousness has developed infinitely slowly out of nature. As consciousness evolved, the sacred image was like an umbilical cord connecting us to the deep ground of life. David R.