Ceramic red-slipped head lug.
YPM catalog no. 253686.
“Archaeology is like detective work.
The few cues we have determine where we start.” — Ben Rouse
Potsherds per se, Ben Rouse has written, are not parts of cultures; instead they are artifacts that peoples discarded because they were no longer useful. A consistent theme in Professor Rouse’s work is the development of methods of returning sherds to the cultures, now long gone, that produced them and the reconstruction of the prehistory of those cultures and the cultures around them in space—and time. Rouse’s work at the Indian Creek site on Antigua in the Caribbean provides a good example.