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Title: Pottery fragmentation as a source of archaeological information

Creator:

Buko, Andrzej (1947– )

Date issued/created:

2008

Resource type:

Text

Subtitle:

Archaeologia Polona Vol. 46 (2008)

Publisher:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

ill. ; 24 cm

Type of object:

Journal/Article

Abstract:

Pottery fragmentation is tantamount to a lack of identifiable ceramic finds. Yet it is the author’s considered opinion that broken pottery is, like other features, an important source of archaeological information concerning site stratification processes and unknown aspects of human activities in the past. The following is a presentation of some analyses relating to pottery fragmentation. The discussed issues include pottery fragmentation measuring systems, potsherd size and site stratification processes, archaeological structures and pottery fragmentation rates, peculiarities of potsherds from grave fill, pottery erosion and others. All the examples are an effective analytical tool for archaeological ceramics

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Relation:

Archaeologia Polona

Volume:

46

Start page:

149

End page:

162

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/octet-stream

Resource Identifier:

0066-5924

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P 357 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 358 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 356 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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Open

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