This volume presents current trends in the application of scientific methods to ceramic analysis throughout South America. Reports from ongoing ceramic research in the area capture the wide array of methods incorporated as a normal part of research in most countries while reflecting national variation in their use and interpretation. The volume also provides an opportunity to see parallels in research interests and results and thereby generate more international collaboration. Despite the vibrant growth of archaeological science in the region, increased opportunities for global comparative studies would lift our work into a more powerful arena of pressing popular discussions and afford more salient relevance to our labours. Vessels Explored: Applying Archaeometry to South American Ceramics and their Production brings to an international audience of scholars a new fresh look inside the current research problems South American archaeologists are working on and how scientific analyses can contribute to resolving them.