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3 - Contextualizing the Ceramic Assemblage

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 September 2022

Lisa Kealhofer
Affiliation:
Santa Clara University, California
Peter Grave
Affiliation:
University of New England, Australia
Mary M. Voigt
Affiliation:
College of William and Mary, Virginia
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In this chapter we review and contextualize the ceramic assemblages from Gordion sampled for this study. Over the course of more than 50 years of excavation, different teams with diverse sampling and curation strategies and rationales collected archaeological ceramics from this site. These varying practices have directly impacted the character of our sampling regime. To clarify the similarities and difference between the assemblages sampled, we begin with a short overview of excavations and artifact curation at Gordion. We outline how and what criteria we used to sample each of the curated ceramic assemblages. One of our goals was to define the local resources available to potters by comparing the geochemistry of ceramics to the geochemistry of potential local resources, distributed over the widely varying geomorphological and geological landscape that surrounds the site. This chapter therefore also outlines our sediment sampling strategies. The final section of this chapter highlights the methodological issues inherent in both the sample and in sampling (sample size relationships and bias), and the means we used to redress these issues.

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Ancient Gordion , pp. 29 - 54
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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