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dc.contributor.advisorWalter, Richard
dc.contributor.advisorAnson, Dimitri
dc.contributor.authorAdam, Rebecca
dc.date.available2018-10-01T19:49:39Z
dc.date.copyright2018
dc.identifier.citationAdam, R. (2018). Curves in all the Right Places: An Analysis of Shape and Decoration in Mycenaean Pottery from Late Bronze Age Cyprus (Thesis, Master of Arts). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/8373en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/8373
dc.description.abstractMycenaean ceramics have been found in sites across the Eastern Mediterranean, however an impressive amount of this pottery has been found on the island of Cyprus, which once lay in the midst of important Mycenaean trading routes. Due to the large number of Cypriot excavations by different international and local schools, Mycenaean pottery from Cyprus can now be found in numerous locations around the world. It is therefore a struggle to perform any kind of systematic analysis or sourcing study, although many pots have been recorded and analysed by museums and are available to view photographically. This thesis uses an approach that draws on that photographic record. It uses both shape and decoration to expand the pool of resources that can be used to further divide and analyse groups of pottery. Sixty-seven pots were divided into groups of the same motif choice, which were then further subdivided by running each group’s shape data through a hierarchical clustering analysis. The analysis showed that pots in each motif group clustered into distinct shapes. Further analysis revealed that some shape groups shared a close relationship with pots from other motif groups. Two distinct group combinations were identified from the dataset, and these were interpreted as representing the output of at least two individuals or workshops.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectarchaeology
dc.subjectLBA
dc.subjectLate Bronze Age
dc.subjectCyprus
dc.subjectMycenaean Pottery
dc.subjectForm
dc.subjectHierarchical clustering analysis
dc.subjectpot-o-meter
dc.subjectdecoration
dc.subjectmotif
dc.titleCurves in all the Right Places: An Analysis of Shape and Decoration in Mycenaean Pottery from Late Bronze Age Cyprus
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2018-10-01T07:05:03Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelMasters
otago.openaccessOpen
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