Ceramic Research is Alive and Well

Author(s): Robert Hunter

Year: 2016


Ceramic research continues to be a mainstay of historical archaeology endeavors.  In spite of years of the so-called quantitative approaches to ceramic analyses including mean dating, South’s pattern analysis, and most recently the DAACS’s  recording methodology, the basics of identifying specific potters and their products is alive and well.  Writing the story of American ceramics is a regional undertaking.  It requires historical research, excavation, material science, study of antique objects, and comparative research with museum curators, auction houses, collectors, and advocational "diggers".  Social media has revitalized these tasks and it’s an exciting time for those who are writing the history of American ceramics.


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Ceramic Research is Alive and Well. Robert Hunter. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 435032)


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 301