Circulating Ceramics in the Eighteenth Century

Author(s): Daniel Hughes

Year: 2016


Purpose of this paper is to examine our ability to model trade connections through the use of ceramics and quantitative methods. Ceramic collections from various eighteenth Caribbean sites will be examined through a statistical model for inter-island trade. I shall argue that consumptive patterns are knowable and testable through the archaeological record. Finally, the connections developed from the importation of various goods, such as ceramics, provide opportunities to test ideas about contested peripheries which can be seen by a means of historical data and statistical inference to understand the past relationship between global events and local acts of consumption within the Caribbean.

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Circulating Ceramics in the Eighteenth Century. Daniel Hughes. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403006)


Caribbean Ceramics

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