Did you know that the most common material that remains of Greek history is pottery? Pottery was the chief clue to figuring out ancient time periods and dates. The word ceramic came from the word Keramiekos, a section of Athens where the potters worked.
Some pottery was considered monumental and was used as a decoration or just to show off. Most pottery was used for storage or food and had images of everyday life on them, though. Greek storage pots had sturdy handles and narrow mouths so they could be sealed easily. The pots used for drinking usually had two handles for a firmer grip and practical design