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Structural Changes in Context of Pottery Distribution in the Medieval Town Hall in České Budějovice and their Interpretation in Behavioral Terms

Citace: [] ČAPEK, L. Structural Changes in Context of Pottery Distribution in the Medieval Town Hall in České Budějovice and their Interpretation in Behavioral Terms. Helsinki, 2012.
Druh: PŘEDNÁŠKA, POSTER
Jazyk publikace: eng
Anglický název: Structural Changes in Context of Pottery Distribution in the Medieval Town Hall in České Budějovice and their Interpretation in Behavioral Terms
Rok vydání: 2012
Autoři: Mgr. Ladislav Čapek
Abstrakt EN: Medieval pottery belongs to the most common and numerous artefacts found during excavations in medieval towns. Pottery is the bearer of not only chronological information, but it can also be an indicator of formation and postdepositional processes that were created by social behaviour of the residents occupying medieval towns in process of their treatment with ceramic waste and urban stratigraphy. Pottery assemblages from various archaeological contexts contain a number of structures that can be studied through simple quantitative methods as well as methods of multivariate statistics. The case study deals with the analysis of medieval pottery originating in different archaeological contexts and deposits from the 13th to the 15th century recovered on the urban plots of the current Town Hall in České Budějovice. Pottery assemblages were compared in the structure of accumulation and fragmentation of ceramics through the study of diversity and multidimensional statistical methods of factor and cluster analysis. Identified structures of pottery assemblages allow us to model formational and postdepositional processes on the town plots and interpret the ways of treatment with ceramic waste according to behavioral and social theories.
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