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"A Bewildering Variety" : A Material Culture Approach to Pearlware Hollow Forms (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Esther White. Barbara Heath. Eleanor Breen.

DAACS facilitates ceramic analysis at the sherd level with highly developed, exacting protocols for cataloguing attributes such as stylistic elements. This paper seeks to increase the level of systematic rigor applied to the vessel form field.  The authors argue that only through a material culture approach – one that employs multiple available lines of evidence including museum collections, archaeological data, and documentary sources – can vessel form data be made more reliable and replicable...