Ceramic Production among Small-Scale and Mobile Hunters and Gatherers : A Case Study from the Southwestern Great Basin

  title={Ceramic Production among Small-Scale and Mobile Hunters and Gatherers : A Case Study from the Southwestern Great Basin},
  author={Jelmer W Eerkens and Michael D. Glascock},
0278© 2002 All righ Archaeologists often stress the importance of sedentism, large population sizes, and the economy of scale in the development of ceramic technologies worldwide. Yet pottery making is known among many mobile and small-scale societies that make only small numbers of pots. Unfortunately, we know very little about how this technology was organized in such societies. Using Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis we explore how pottery production, distribution, and consumption… CONTINUE READING

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