By James M. Skibo

The 1992 ebook of Pottery functionality introduced jointly the ethnographic research of the Kalinga and built a mode and thought for a way pottery used to be really used. considering the fact that then, there were massive advances in realizing how pottery used to be truly used, fairly within the quarter of residue research, abrasion, and sooting/carbonization. on the twentieth anniversary of the publication, it's time to investigate what has been performed and realized. one of many matters of these operating in pottery research is they are not sure the way to “do” use-alteration research on their assortment. one other universal quandary is knowing meant pottery function―the connections among technical offerings and serve as. This ebook is designed to respond to those questions utilizing case stories from the writer and his colleagues for utilising use-alteration research to deduce genuine pottery functionality. the point of interest of realizing Pottery functionality is on how working towards archaeologists can infer functionality from their ceramic assortment.

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