The role of pottery in Arctic hunter-gatherer lifeways is analyzed through this investigation of how pottery procurement, production, use, and discard was incorporated into past hunter-gatherer seasonal activities. This case study highlights the complexity of making pottery at northern latitudes and the time investment, technological skill, and resources required of northern potters to resolve these challenges; mobility and environmental constraints unique to northern Alaska shape the character, production, and use of ceramic vessels.
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Anderson, Shelby, "Ethnographic and Archaeological Perspectives on the Use Life of Northwest Alaskan Pottery" (2017). Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations. 139.
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