ARE YOU LIVING UP TO YOUR BLUE CHINA?
Dr Antonia Malan, archaeologist
Wednesday 17 January 1.00 pm COURSE FEES R110; Staff and students R55
This illustrated lecture will reveal at least six types of ‘blue china’ from different periods and continents, and show why and how they came to be. You probably have some blue and white tableware in your house, or broken pieces in the flower beds. Sherds are commonly found on Cape archaeological sites. This lecture will explain why it is important for archaeologists to precisely identify and describe them. We will take a close look at actual sherds, so that you can learn basic techniques for telling the difference between the ceramic types.