Výzkum vrcholně a pozdně středověké keramiky na území České republiky se zaměřením na deskripční systémy a třídění keramiky podle technologie výroby

Title in English History of high and late medieval pottery research in Czech republic focused on descriptive systems and technological categories


Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Acta Fakulty filozofické Západočeské univerzity v Plzni
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords medieval pottery; history of archaeology; pottery description; pottery terminology; trends in pottery research
Description Pottery is the most abundant finding, which comes from archaeological excavations since neolithic. High and late middle ages make no exception. The aim of the article is to briefly summarize historical periods of pottery research, how did the methods used in the research developed and what questions were preferred.The four fundamental periods of the middle ages pottery research development in the area of the Czech republic are defined in the first part of the article. The second part is focused on descriptive systems as the most common method applied for the high and late middle ages pottery research. The third part deals with terminology for ceramic categories. Distinguishing of the categories is based on macroscopic description of ceramic body composition and technological features which are the main descriptive category of contemporary descriptive systems.
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