Ceramics, caste, and kin: Spatial relations in Rajasthan, India

Carol Kramer, John E. Douglas

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Abstract

Ethnoarchaeological research in two cities in Rajasthan, India, investigated relationships between social organization and ceramic distribution. Using a ranking system to evaluate kinship distance and digitized data on the locations of ceramics, potters, and vendors, this paper considers the relative priority of spatial and social propinquity. In transporting goods, interaction with distantly related kin sometimes overrides distance minimizing tendencies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-201
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Anthropological Archaeology
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1992

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