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The Historical Archaeology of Pottery Supply and Demand in the Lower Rhineland, AD 1400-1800

An archaeological study of ceramic production, distribution and use in the city of Duisburg and its hinterland

David R. M. Gaimster
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273pp, Includes 131 figures, maps, plans, drawings, graphs and tables. Eight data Appendices
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Contemporary and Historical Archaeology, 1
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This study of post-medieval ceramic production and consumption in the Lower Rhineland is prefaced by a survey of previous work and approaches in the field. With the initiation of large-scale urban excavations in the Lower Rhineland during the 1980s, particularly in the town of Duisburg, an extensive sequence of pottery has been recovered dating from c .1400 to 1800, enabling archaeologists for the first time to re-examine traditional chronologies, attributions and socio-economic interpretations. This survey comprises 95 individual assemblages of pottery from sites excavated in Duisburg and from towns and rural sites in the region. Studies in Contemporary and Historical Archaeology is a new series of edited and single-authored volumes intended to make available current work on the archaeology of the recent and contemporary past. The series brings together contributions from academic historical archaeologists, professional archaeologists and practitioners from cognate disciplines who are engaged with archaeological material and practices.