Visual Timeline: Pottery

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prehistoric - prehistoric: Gravettian figurines including the Venus of Dolní Věstonice.
 
 
prehistoric: Oldest pottery vessels known found in Japan
 
 
14000 BCE: Pottery production at the Amur River in modern-day Russia.
 
 
8000 BCE: Ovens in use in the Near East are applied to pottery production.
 
 
5500 BCE: Oldest faience workshop in Egypt founded at Abydos.
 
 
4000 BCE: Creation at Uruk of first mass-produced bowls.
 
 
2000 BCE: Pottery wheel introduced to Minoan civilization on Crete.
 
 
1000 BCE: The first distinctive Greek pottery is produced, the Proto-geometric style.
 
 
900 BCE: The Geometric style of Greek pottery is first produced.
 
 
625 BCE: Black-figure pottery created in Corinth.
 
 
625 BCE - 600 BCE: The orientalizing style of Greek pottery becomes popular in Corinth.
 
 
620 BCE - 600 BCE: Proto-corinthian reaches its zenith in artistic quality producing the best pottery in Greece.
 
600 BCE - 480 BCE: Attic black-figure pottery dominates the greek ceramic market.
 
 
570 BCE - 560 BCE: The black-figure Francois Vase is produced in Attica by Ergotimos (potter) and Kleitias (painter).
 
 
560 BCE - 520 BCE: Chalkidian black-figure pottery is produced in southern Italy.
 
545 BCE - 530 BCE: Exekias, perhaps the greatest black-figure pottery painter is active.
 
530 BCE: Red-figure pottery style takes precedent over black-figure.
 
530 BCE: The Andokides Painter invents red-figure pottery.
 
320 BCE: Last recorded examples of Attic Red-Figure Pottery.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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