Advances in ceramic ethnoarchaeology

Michelle Hegmon

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Ceramic ethnoarchaeology has developed considerably since Kramer's (Kramer, 1985, Annual Review of Anthropology 14: 77-102) review. More sophisticated readings of social theory and analyses that consider multiple variables and levels of variability have led to better understandings of social boundaries. Perceptions of ceramic change are becoming increasingly sophisticated, thanks to more long-term projects as well as research that takes advantage of new opportunities, including historic collections and nontraditional settings. The newly developing ethnoarchaeology is contributing to general anthropological understandings of material culture and society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-137
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Archaeological Method and Theory
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000


  • Ceramics
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Pottery
  • Social boundaries
  • Social theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology


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