Standardization of ceramic shape: A case study of Iron Age pottery from northeastern Taiwan

  title={Standardization of ceramic shape: A case study of Iron Age pottery from northeastern Taiwan},
  author={Li-Ying Wang and Ben Marwick},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports},
Abstract The emergence of ceramic specialization in past societies is often linked to shifts in the complexity of social structures, because standardized ceramic production can reflect craft specialization and the presence of elite control. Previous work on identifying specialization relies on typological or linear metric analysis. Here we demonstrate how to investigate ceramic standardization by analyzing outlines of ceramic vessels. Outline analysis is useful because, unlike more commonly… Expand
Standardization of ceramic shape: A case study from the Iron Age pottery from northeastern Taiwan
The emergence of ceramic specialization in past societies is often linked to shifts in the complexity of social structures, because standardized ceramic production can reflect craft specializationExpand
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