Conclusion: A New Search for Structure

Searching for Structure in Pottery Analysis - Applying Multiple Scales and Instruments to Production - Alan F. Greene

Pamela A Vandiver [+-]
Arizona State University
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My research is aimed at reverse-engineering ancient pyrotechnologies by assessing systematic flaws, identifying rate-limiting steps and discovering what people had to know and use to invent, practice and modify these technologies.

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This concluding chapter provides historical and conceptual perspective on the frameworks, techniques, and sociocultural interpretation discussed in the preceding contributions. It offers an important contextualizing statement, situating ceramic analysis within the wider breadth of archaeological research and providing an understanding of what balanced structural and compositional ceramics analysis adds to the general sub-disciplinary debate. In closing the volume, it stresses what increased focus on structure brings to contemporary ceramic studies and directs future researchers to the most potentially productive research topics.

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Vandiver, Pamela . Conclusion: A New Search for Structure. Searching for Structure in Pottery Analysis - Applying Multiple Scales and Instruments to Production. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Apr 2021. ISBN 9781781790533. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24658. Date accessed: 11 Jul 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24658. Apr 2021

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