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wheel-thrown


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Term used to describe ceramic vessels made using a potter's wheel. A lump of raw clay is centred on the wheel as it rotates, after which the potter can draw out and shape the walls of the vessel as the wheel continues to rotate. Decoration and surface finishes can also be added while the vessel is on the wheel. Recognizing wheel‐thrown pots is not always easy in archaeological samples, the presence of wheel marks being one of the most diagnostic.

Subjects: Archaeology.


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