For Historical archeologists, ceramics are a diagnostic tool for dating because many English ceramic types can be dated to within 5 or so years of their manufacture.Access to this knowledge led to something called the Mean Ceramic Date.For service to the community through support for major medical research institutions, particularly as a philanthropist, fundraiser and advocate for juvenile diabetes care and research. For service to the arts, nationally and internationally, as a director of theatre, opera and film, and as a promoter of innovative Australian productions including Australian Indigenous drama. For service to the Australian broadcasting industry, particularly through initiatives in the areas of service delivery, advanced technology and financial management, and to the accounting profession through CPA Australia.The Honourable Dr John Charles BANNON, North Adelaide, SA.Stanley South has been a leading figure not only in histoical archaeology but also a leading figure in anthropological archaeology as well.His work (both past and present) has put him in the forefront of monumental changes in American archaeology in the last 40 years.The analysis of ceramic changes recorded in potsherds has become one of the primary techniques used by archaeologists in assigning components and phases to times and cultures.
They let firms like Spode and Rockingham do the pioneering work. Many of the old antique bone china making firms have not survived to the current day.SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: sherd, shard CATEGORY: ceramics DEFINITION: Any pottery fragment -- piece of broken pot or other earthenware item -- that has archaeological significance.Often abbreviated to sherd, potsherds are an invaluable part of the archaeological record because they are well-preserved.This seminal volume will be of interest to archaeologists (both professional and academic), anthropologists, historians, and conservators in or studying the United States but also, wherever archaeology is taught and practiced. Dates allow archeologists to connect a site/deposit to a specific time period, allowing us a better understanding of the past.