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Title: Les cultures «à céramique modelée peinte» en Asie Centrale
Subtitle: Un aperçu de l'assemblage céramique de la deuxième moitié du 2e millénaire av. n.è.
Author(s): LHUILLIER, Johanna
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 48 Date: 2013
This article, The 'Painted ware cultures' in Central Asia: an overview of the ceramic assemblage of the 2nd half of the IInd millennium BCE, is based on the examination of a large corpus of first-hand data and summarizes current knowledge about the ceramics of the early Iron Age Central Asian 'Painted ware cultures'. It exposes, at a macro-regional scale, the important diversity of the ceramics production, including its various technological, morphological and stylistic aspects. It discusses the conditions of production, the degree of complexity and the analyses of the distribution of the different categories of ceramics, which allows to identify three distinct technological provinces. It is suggested that these regionalisms are partly connected to regionally different Bronze Age culture influences.