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Notes on the quantification of post-medieval pottery in the Low Countries: pottery quantification in the Low Countries

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

The quantification of material culture can make a significant contribution to the answering of social and behavioural questions. However, especially in continental Europe, this aspect of pottery studies remains understudied. In the following article, a status quaestionis of the quantification of post-medieval ceramics in the Low Countries is given. The author hopes to stimulate methodological and theoretical debate by comparing several available methods, using an 18th-century deposit from the abbey at Clairefontaine, Belgium. In so doing, some important insights are obtained into the relative merits of different quantification systems, and recommendations are made for future work.
Journal: Post-Medieval Archaeology
ISSN: 0079-4236
Issue: 1
Volume: 47
Pages: 106 - 118
Publication year:2013