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Book: Searching for Structure in Pottery Analysis

Chapter: Conclusion: A New Search for Structure

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.24658


This concluding chapter provides historical and conceptual perspective on the frameworks, techniques, and sociocultural interpretation discussed in the preceding contributions. It offers an important contextualizing statement, situating ceramic analysis within the wider breadth of archaeological research and providing an understanding of what balanced structural and compositional ceramics analysis adds to the general sub-disciplinary debate. In closing the volume, it stresses what increased focus on structure brings to contemporary ceramic studies and directs future researchers to the most potentially productive research topics.

Chapter Contributors

  • Alan F. Greene ( - book-auth-729) 'New York University'
  • Charles W. Hartley ( - book-auth-730) 'University of Chicago'