Vox clamantis in campo: Further thoughts on ceramics and site survey

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Archaeological survey has made great strides since the Colloquium on Archaeological Surveying in the Mediterranean Area was held in Athens in 1981. There, the practitioners of this burgeoning field were exuberant about its potential. Jerry Rutter offered a more restrained perspective and reminded us that while survey work was gaining momentum and popularity, it still had a number of methodological obstacles to overcome. These included the relative visibility of ceramic types encountered by survey projects and the comparability of different surveys to each other. Since then, Mediterranean surveys have become a model of sophisticated research design and interdisciplinary scientific work, yet Rutter’s prescient concerns have not been adequately addressed. This paper revisits those caveats and proposes one technique that may bring us closer to achieving the task Rutter put to survey archaeologists thirty years ago.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOur Cups Are Full
Subtitle of host publicationPottery and Society in the Aegean Bronze Age. Papers Presented to Jeremy B. Rutter on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781784913243
StatePublished - Jun 15 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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