EMAC 2015 - 13th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics, Athens, 24-26 September 2015

The European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics is a biennial conference convening scholars and young researchers with diverse academic backgrounds both from humanities and science. The scope of the meeting is to promote interdisciplinary and integrated studies of ancient ceramics covering various aspects from production, dissemination and use, and up to post-depositional alteration and conservation. Methodological developments, new approaches and scientific progress are presented in terms of analytical and measuring techniques, data processing and interpretation.

The conference will be held at the auditorium of the New Acropolis Museum, which is situated in the ancient centre of Athens. It is co-organised by  N.C.S.R. “Demokritos” and British School at Athens

The program includes oral communication and posters proposed by POMEDOR members:

"Archaeometric investigations of the Kavalliani shipwreck, as a key clue for the study of the main 'Middle Byzantine pottery production' ", by S.Y. Waksman, G. Koutsouflakis, with the collaboration of N. Kontogiannis, S. Skartsis, G. Vaxevanis

"Investigating the origins of two main types of Middle Byzantine amphorae", by S.Y. Waksman, S. Zelenko, I. Morozova, N. Kontogiannis, S. Skartsis, G. Vaxevanis

"Pottery of the Byzantine period: Trade networks, mapping,and network analysis A case study" by A. Yangaki

 The main topics, but not exclusive, are:

  • Methodological developments
  • Dating of ceramics
  • Production, dissemination and consumption
  • Slips and glazes
  • Technical ceramics
  • Ceramics as building materials
  • Vessel function and vessel use
  • Raw material studies
  • Pottery kilns
  • Alteration and conservation




Time & Place
Thursday, 24 September 2015 (All day) to Saturday, 26 September 2015 (All day)
Acropolis museum
Dionysiou Areopagitou 15
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