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Title: Constructing Seriations from the Guthe Collection, the Central Philippines: Implications for Southeast Asian Ceramic Chronologies
Authors: Gunn, Mary M.
Graves, Michael W.
Keywords: seriation
ceramics
style
Southeast Asia
Philippines
LC Subject Headings: Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.
Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.
Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals.
East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)
Citation: Gunn, M. M., and M. W. Graves. 1995. Constructing Seriations from the Guthe Collection, the Central Philippines: Implications for Southeast Asian Ceramic Chronologies. Asian Perspectives 34 (2): 257-82.
Series/Report no.: Volume 34
Number 2
Abstract: Using ceramic assemblages from the Guthe Collection that were studied by Solheim (1964), we employ the seriation method to arrange Philippine earthenware vessels by major artifact class, surface treatment, design, and morphology. While general artifact classes such as porcelain and iron produced successful seriations across all of the sites, we found that, for certain vessel dimensions, seriations produced "best-fit" arrangements when sites were grouped by geographic location. The results of our analyses may support a divergence model of social groups sharing common ceramic styles, reflected by similar morphological traits, spreading out from a central location rather than the foreign-based migration scenarios proposed by many Southeast Asian archaeologists. KEYWORDS: seriation, ceramics, style, Southeast Asia, Philippines.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/17066
ISSN: 1535-8283 (E-ISSN)
0066-8435 (Print)
Appears in Collections:Asian Perspectives, 1995 - Volume 34, Number 2 (Fall)



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