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Our ceramic type collection and associated database are organized around the concept of “ceramic type”, which is a concept typically used by historical archaeologists to identify, classify and compare pottery.
A “type” refers to a category of ceramics that shares a consistent, specific and unique combination of physical attributes (such as paste type, color of decoration, kind of glazing, etc.).
This is the most specific of the elements identifying a ceramic type.
There is a long history of ceramic art in almost all developed cultures, and often ceramic objects are all the artistic evidence left from vanished cultures, like that of the Nok in Africa over 2,000 years ago.
Cultures especially noted for ceramics include the Chinese, Cretan, Greek, Persian, Mayan, Japanese, and Korean cultures, as well as the modern Western cultures.
The word "ceramics" comes from the Greek keramikos (κεραμικος), meaning "pottery", which in turn comes from keramos (κεραμος) meaning "potter's clay".
Most traditional ceramic products were made from clay (or clay mixed with other materials), shaped and subjected to heat, and tableware and decorative ceramics are generally still made this way.