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Figurines, Clay Pipes, and Ceramic Armbands

When you think of ceramics in archaeology, mostly you think about pottery vessels; here are some resources on other uses for fired clay, including figurines, ceramic armbands, and that ubiquitous historic Euroamerican object, the clay pipe.

Emperor Qin's Terracotta Army
A photographic tour of the terracotta army of the Qin Dynasty emperor of China who united China in 221 BC, Emperor Shihuangdi.

The New World Figurine Project, Vol. 2
The New World Figurine Project is the brainchild of Terry Stocker, who in the mid-1980s began to collect articles--new and classic--on ceramic figurines of North, Central and South America.

Venus Figurines
Venus figurines are the name given to a nearly universal type of art, appearing first in the Upper Paleolithic period between 30,000 and 15,000 years ago.

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