Using Ceramics to Answer Questions

II. Ceramic Use and Ceramic Production and Distribution
  • Carla M. Sinopoli


Along with focusing on when things happened in the past through the construction of ceramic chronologies, ceramic analysis can also provide a useful approach for examining how people lived—the nature of their daily activities, and broader questions concerning past economies, political systems, social organization, and beliefs. In this chapter, I will examine aspects of the first two of these topics: how we can use ceramics to study activities and the study of ceramic production and distribution systems.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carla M. Sinopoli
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  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukeeUSA

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