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The Echo of Past Choices. The Roman dining table under 21st century scrutiny. Discussion of the papers contributed to this volume

Willis, Steven (2018) The Echo of Past Choices. The Roman dining table under 21st century scrutiny. Discussion of the papers contributed to this volume. Internet Archaeology, 50 . ISSN 1363-5387. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In this discussion and commentary a number of themes emerging from the Workshops and articles presented in this volume are highlighted and discussed. The 'Big Data on the Roman Table' (BDRT) initiative is viewed within the context of Roman pottery studies past and present. Issues to do with sampling and the nature of site formation processes, and sample collection, are considered. Questions around form and function, use and wear are assessed. Means of presenting data, as seen in this volume, are examined. As the articles showcase resources and capabilities being applied to research goals in the present digital environment, the future prospect of, and questions for, continuing work are considered. This discussion highlights the enormously rich archaeological record of the Roman era and the potential for Big Data studies of tableware. Through a narrative that links to the on-going daily familiarity of pottery use that people of our world experience, it may be possible to bridge the gap between specialist knowledge and wider audiences.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Greco-Roman World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Classical and Archaeological Studies
Depositing User: Steven Willis
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 21:31 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2019 14:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/65425 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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