European potters viewed their glaze formulas, decorative motifs, and production techniques as company-owned trade secrets, and because they worked within a competitive commercial environment, they usually kept meticulous rec ...
Dates allow archeologists to connect a site/deposit to a specific time period, allowing us a better understanding of the past.
This quantitative approach to ceramic analysis is combined with qualitative considerations of artifacts, features, and stratigraphy to reach a consistent explanation of past lifeways at the 1803–33 fort.
Historical archaeologists have learned that excavated ceramics can be used to date the sites they study.
In-depth treatment of the latter category considers the excavation of two structures pertaining to Fort Independence in Boston.