Nineteenth and early twentieth century ceramics in Houston

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1988

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A ceramic analysis using maker's marks to determine the chronology and sources of ceramic supply for a portion of Houston, Texas, during the period 1820 to the present. Socioeconomic status, curation, depositional lag, the "frontier effect" and procurement patterns are also discussed. Methodological considerations for ceramic analyses of post 1780 assemblages are emphasized. The problems inherent in South's Mean Ceramic Date techniques are discussed, and more appropriate analytical methods are presented. Design concepts, for the development of a working methodology, are summarized.

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Pottery, Archaeology and history, Houston, Texas, Ceramics

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