20 The Organisation of Pottery Production

The technical features of the vessels are related to a particular social reality and the way the production is organised, so that the study of pottery technology allows us to approach the production structure. In this sense, one of the issues which have been fully addressed in ceramic studies is the organisation of production and its relationship with the social structure. An overview regarding some studies which consider this topic in ceramic analysis was made, for example, by W. Longacre (1999). In this sense, many scholars have tried to establish a number of markers defining types of pottery production organisation. However, these markers were often drawn from ethnographic analogies according to processual ...

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