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Approaches to Archaeological Ceramics / Edition 1
     

Approaches to Archaeological Ceramics / Edition 1

by Carla M. Sinopoli
 

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ISBN-10: 0306435756

ISBN-13: 9780306435751

Pub. Date: 06/30/1991

Publisher: Springer US

In this engrossing volume, Carla M. Sinopoli provides an overview of the scope and potential of ceramic analysis in archaeology and presents a broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches utilized in such study. Commencing with a description of ceramic production in a contemporary village in southern Indiana, Sinopoli proceeds to address the issues of

Overview

In this engrossing volume, Carla M. Sinopoli provides an overview of the scope and potential of ceramic analysis in archaeology and presents a broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches utilized in such study. Commencing with a description of ceramic production in a contemporary village in southern Indiana, Sinopoli proceeds to address the issues of classification, analysis, and interpretation of ancient ceramics, using case studies drawn from all over the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306435751
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
06/30/1991
Edition description:
1991
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

1 Approaches to Archaeological Ceramics.- 2 Defining Ceramics.- 3 Studying Archaeological Ceramics.- 4 Using Ceramics to Answer Questions: I. Ethnographic Data, Ceramic Ethnoarchaeology, and Ceramic Chronologies.- 5 Using Ceramics to Answer Questions: II. Ceramic Use and Ceramic Production and Distribution.- 6 Using Ceramics to Answer Questions: III. Ceramics and Social Organization.- 7 Using Ceramics to Answer Questions: IV. Ceramics and Political Organization.- 8 Directions in Ceramic Research.- References.

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