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Combining residue analysis of floors and ceramics to identify activity areas and the use of space

Author(s): Alessandra Pecci ; Fernanda Inserra

Year: 2016

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Residue analyses have been applied for more than 40 years to the study of ceramics and floors (Barba, Bello 1978; Condamin et al. 1976). This has allowed to better understand ceramic contents, on the one side, and the traces left by human activities on floors, on the other. Both these disciplines provide important information on human activity markers, focusing on the use of ceramics in the first case and the use of space and the function of structures in the second.

However, a deeper understanding domestic and production activities and the use of space can be achieved when these two approaches are combined together.

Here we show examples of the combination of the two studies carried out in Italian archaeological sites from Etruscan to Medieval times.


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Combining residue analysis of floors and ceramics to identify activity areas and the use of space. Alessandra Pecci, Fernanda Inserra. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403183)


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Europe


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min long: -11.074; min lat: 37.44 ; max long: 50.098; max lat: 70.845 ;

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