Archaeometric analysis of ceramic production and exchange from the Neolithic to the Gallo-Roman period in Brittany, France

Benjamin Gehres

Abstract

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This short article reports research on the development of ceramic production and exchange between the mainland and islands of Brittany from the Neolithic to the Gallo-Roman period. Archaeometric analysis of ceramics is used to explore the development of communication networks: the movement of people and of products between the islands and the mainland. Did these islands produce their own pottery or were they dependent on mainland production? By determining whether pottery was locally produced or imported, it is possible to identify the changing degrees of connection with, or isolation from, wider networks.


Author

  • Benjamin Gehres
    CReAAH (Centre de Recherche en Archéologie, Archéosciences, Histoire), UMR 6566, University of Rennes 2, Rue du Thabor, 35000 Rennes, France (Email: benjamin.gehres [at] gmail.com)
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