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Title: Die Kachetische Keramik des 1. Jts. V.Chr.
Subtitle: Eine Einführung
Author(s): LUDWIG, Nadine
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 42 Date: 2005
In Kakheti, the following stages of development concerning ceramic shapes, decoration and techniques of manufacture can be observed. First, from the 10th through 6th centuries BC brownish and greyish wares dominated. Shapes, ornamentation and technique are still redolent of local Bronze Age traditions, and show no external infl uence. Then, around 500 BC we fi nd a new reddish, hard-fi red pottery, which often shows formerly unknown shapes. All these novelties come from Achaemenid Iran. In the following centuries, the new technology and repertoire of shapes displace the former ones. Similar development in Shida or Kvemo Kartli provides ample proof of close contacts between these three regions. Around the turn of the millennium there is a total break in the ceramic assemblage — pottery from the ‘Yolojlu-Tapa culture’ appears and, together with local wares, are often decorated with parallel white lines around the body. This, however, finds no parallel in the neigbouring parts of Eastern Georgia.