The oldest ceramic object known, excavated in 1925, was the Venus of Dolni Vestonice from Czechoslovakia which dated back to 23,000-27,000 BC. The first pot made is thought to be from the Joman Period in Japan. The first Joman pottery shards from a single vessel has been dated at 16,500BC. (Info extracted from the article "World's First Pottery Created in Joman, Japan")
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