The original aim of the Guidelines, to establish common methods of approach and some standardisation of recording, remains of paramount importance for progress in pottery studies. With the advent of competitive tendering there is a clear necessity to ensure a level playing field for such tendering. The computer revolution opens new areas of research in the amount of information potentially retrievable from pottery particularly with GIS programs. These emphasise the necessity for a common approach and some standardisation if these new techniques, and those still being developed, are to be fully utilised.Download a PDF version of the guidelines here.
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