Potmarks from Early Dynastic Buto and Old Kingdom Giza: Their occurrence and economic significance

Anna Wodzińska

Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

The main focus of this paper is the corpus of potmarks retrieved from the ceramic material of the Old Kingdom settlement at Heit el-Gurob, studied by Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA). The occurrence of the potmarks from Giza is then compared with the appearance of marks from Early Dynastic/early Old Kingdom Buto, and the question of which pots bear potmarks is investigated. Can we state that the vessels were marked to reflect similar activities in these two different localities? Did the function of the potmarks vary between sites, or was it also dependent on the time of their fabrication?

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To reference this article we suggest:

Wodzińska, A. 2009. Potmarks from Early Dynastic Buto and Old Kingdom Giza: Their occurrence and economic significance. BMSAES 13: 239–61.

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/online_journals/bmsaes/issue_13/wodzinska.aspx

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annawodzinska@uw.edu.pl