This was done in order to formalize and to expand on the founder’s extensive knowledge of Asia’s ceramic developments and maritime trade.The company’s researchers have been engaged in the search for historical shipwrecks for more than two decades with another decade researching maritime trade. History and Development of Pottery Paleolithic Pottery Neolithic Pottery in China Pottery Spreads From China Amur River Basin and Siberia (Russia) Japan Europe Ancient Persia Middle East Ancient India Americas Africa Ancient Greece Developments in Chinese Pottery Pottery, also called ceramics or ceramic art - the creation of objects, mainly cooking or storage vessels, made out of clay and then hardened by heat - was the first functional art to emerge during the Upper Paleolithic, after body painting.Moreover, while the first ceramic vessels must have provided Stone Age hunter-gatherers with several new opportunities for cooking and consuming foods, we have almost no idea of how early pots were used.
This ancient trade started sometime around the 4th century and lasted well into the 19th century.
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