The Mean Ceramic Date, developed by Stanley South, is a system that uses statistics, known dates of manufacture, and ceramic sherds to date a site.
Thanks to David Christianson (NSM) for making the Museum's collections and facilities available for this project.
Thanks to Stephen Powell (NSM), who provided expertise in ceramics, HTML and computers. Stephen Davis (SMU), who provided organization and design ideas throughout the project, as well as moral support.
Smaller particles would require a smaller hole to keep the debris out of one’s mouth. Or do you think it’s just because the pipe stems were fragile and easily shattered into many pieces?
This document can be cited as follows: Society for American Archaeology style: Peeples, Matthew A.
Introduction This project is meant to be an aid to help with identification of ceramics found on historic period archaeological sites in Nova Scotia.