Production and technology

The study of ceramic technology and provenance of selected vessels addresses questions concerning the scale, nature and organization of local and regional pottery production, and patterns of supply and consumption at the site as a whole (using the survey data) and in the excavated house in particular (using excavated material). Specialists collaborate closely to employ a macroscopic technological study, followed by the targeted use of ceramic petrology and, at a later stage, targeted use of chemical analysis. Prospection for raw materials in the vicinity of the site will be undertaken in collaboration with geomorphological studies.