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From Soil to Shore to Sale: Gullah Geechee Production, Transit, and Exchange in the Port of Charleston, South Carolina (2023)
DOCUMENT Citation Only JW Joseph.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Port of Call: Archaeologies of Labor and Movement through Ports", at the 2023 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Operating under a Black majority, South Carolina low country Blacks created a creole culture known as the Gullah Geechee, a culture that emphasized self-sufficiency and craft production. The Gullah Geechee on Antebellum plantations operated in a task labor economy that allowed them time to use on their own once...

From the Field to the Festival: Reading the Landscape of Cloth in Axum, Ethiopia (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Joanna Casey.

The city of Axum in northern Ethiopia is well known for its high quality, hand woven cloth. Sundays and festivals bring throngs of local people who, to the outside observer, appear to be uniformly dressed in beautiful white handspun clothing embellished with colourful woven borders and embroidery. This apparent uniformity belies a very complex set of activities that lead to the production, distribution and consumption of cloth in Axum. Each step in production is dominated by people of...

In the trail of dancing lions: iconography and community on early Crete (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Emily Anderson.

This paper examines the formulation of an early iconographic tradition on late third-early second millennium BCE Crete as a means of gaining insight on the development of a novel scale and variety of community ideology. During this period stamp seals began to be crafted from imported ivory and engraved with figural motifs involving lions, each belonging to a highly distinctive iconography reproduced across the island. These changes coincide with evidence of other social developments, including...

Space, Workforce, and Scale of Production: Ethnoarchaeological Approaches to Craft Workshops in Ancient Mediterranean (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Eleni Hasaki.

More than dots on a map, the craft production loci need to be examined for the space they occupy: their size, organization, and capacity. Spatial analysis can put constraints on workforce size and scale of production, allowing us therefore to reconstruct more accurate models of craft economy. We can also attempt to correlate space occupancy with scales of craft specialization. The "chaîne opératoire" can be examined parallel to the "espace opératoire" to establish what the spatial requirements...