Cladistic Classification of Ancient Manufacturing Forms and Technologies

  • C. Rose-Anderssen
  • J. Baldwin
  • K. Ridgway
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The purpose of the paper is to explore ancient manufacturing forms. Ancient evolutionary steps are brought together by applying cladistics. Earlier manufacturing cladistic research has simply presented the most ancient manufacturing forms as Ancient Craft System without reference to any characteristics. The paper tries to explore ancient forms through literature research based on archaeological and anthropological accounts. Ancient manufacturing forms can be represented by character states. Their relationships are based on the character states they share. There is a continuous adaptation to the environment.

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Ancient manufacturing Cladistics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Rose-Anderssen
    • 1
  • J. Baldwin
    • 1
  • K. Ridgway
    • 1
  1. 1.Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing University of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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