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Keepers of Tradition, Harbingers of Change: Tracing Communities of Practice through Archaeological Ceramics (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Sonali Gupta-agarwal.

Traditions are transmitted through teaching and learning. The manner in which knowledge relating to craft production gets transmitted can help us in understanding the causes behind cultural continuity and change. In this paper, I use an anthropological approach to discern teaching and learning patterns. I investigate the role of potters in modern-day pottery workshops of Egypt and India in the transmission of knowledge relating to pottery production. Employing video footage using a video...

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America