This is a group of methodological and theoretical tools that I have developed with Dr Ulla Rajala. It is very much an aspect of Tim Ingold's taskscape, but explicitly defined in terms of the the ceramic remains which make up a large part of the archaeological record ( for the periods we are interested in). To date we have developed a theoretical structure based on the work of Kevin Lynch as well as Hanson and Hillier alongside the functional analysis developed by Evans and Millett as a way of integrating data from field walking as well as excavation. In his way we are building up an hierarchical picture of the urban and rural network around Nepi, Italy.
I had previously used these ides to develop the idea of the roof scape within the urban centres of Beirut and Carthage whee different styles and colours of roof tile could be used as markers of status and identity.
Mills, P. and Rajala, U. 2011 The Roman ceramic material from the field walking in the environs of Nepi. Papers of the British School at Rome 79 (2011), pp. 147–240
Mills, P.J.E. and Rajala, U. 2011 Interpreting a Ceramiscene Landscape – the Roman Pottery from the Nepi Survey Project. Proceedings of the Theoretical Roman Archaeological Conference, 2010, Oxford.
Mills P.J.E. and Rajala, U. forthcoming Supply and Distribution of Late Roman coarseware from the Nepi Survey Project. LRCW4 Archaeopress