5.8 Research recommendations

Summary of main research recommendations

  1. Synthesis of existing environmental data, and targeting of this aspect in modern work
  2. Comparative synthesis of supply patterns seen in pottery
  3. Need for reappraisal of artefact corpora for evidence of crafts
  4. Study of older excavated assemblages for evidence of local pot production
  5. Study of provenancing questions for stone used in buildings, sculpture and artefacts
  6. Questions of metal sourcing, from isotope signatures and study of pollution traces around known mines
  7. Synthesis of evidence for glass bangles
  8. Research into recruitment and manning practices