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Yona Waksman and Jacques Burlot went to the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2RMF) in Paris, in order to analyze Byzantine and Early Turkish ceramics coming from archaeological sites (Ephesos, Pergamon, Sardis, Iznik) and from museum collections (Cité de la Céramique, Sèvres). The study was carried out with the collaboration of Anne Bouquillon (C2RMF) and of Laurence Tilliard (Cité de la Céramique, Sèvres). It proposed to investigate provenance and technologies of different ceramic types such as Aegean ware and Miletus ware.

Analyses were carried out by non-destructive ion...

Tue, 30/09/2014 (All day) to Wed, 01/10/2014 (All day)

Philippe Trélat posted on the POMEDOR members website (see "Network") a program-questionnaire for a historical survey, elaborated with the help of Nicolas Trépanier, Ilias Anagnostakis and Yona Waksman. The following areas of research are proposed:
1. The choice of cultivated plant species and livestock and hunted animals
2. Places of distribution
3. Methods of food preservation
4. Cultural values of different cooking methods
5. Changing dietary boundaries between communities

Members are welcome to contribute!

Yona Waksman and Jacques Burlot will spend three weeks in Western Turkey working in four archaeological sites (Ephesos [OAI], Pergamon and Miletus [DAI], Sardis [Harvard University]). They expect to study, contextualize, record and sample several medieval ceramic productions and types, in collaboration with the excavations teams and especially with Joanita Vroom (Ephesos), Beate Arslan-Böhlendorf (Miletus) and Sarah Japp (Pergamon).

This sampling campaign continues previous provenance studies of medieval Western Anatolian pottery productions, and aims at completing an already rich corpus of analytical data. New aspects will be dealt with by Jacques Burlot...

Sun, 20/07/2014 (All day) to Sun, 10/08/2014 (All day)

Yona Waksman and Alessandra Pecci, together with Nikos Kontogiannis, Giannis Vaxevannis, Stephie Skartsis from the Byzantine Ephoria of Chalkida, investigate medieval Byzantine amphorae for their origins and contents.

Byzantine and Ottoman table wares were also selected for analysis in the material of the American Excavations in the Athenian Agora, in collaboration with Joanita Vroom and Elli Tsavella, to investigate the pottery production in Athens in these periods.

Sat, 26/04/2014 (All day) to Sat, 10/05/2014 (All day)

... of Marie Delavenne at the "Laboratoire de Céramologie" in Lyon was focusing on the (re)definition of chemical groups, corresponding to late Roman and Medieval pottery productions in the Eastern Mediterranean. These groups in Lyon database will be used as test batches for the interconnections with other ceramics databases, e.g. the one of the Levantine Ceramics Project.

Edna Stern and Yona Waksman, together with several colleagues excavating and studying ceramics in Israel, will be sampling ceramics for chemical, petrographic and residues analyses. Both Fatimid and Crusader, coastal and inland, urban and rural sites will be considered.

Wed, 26/02/2014 (All day) to Fri, 14/03/2014 (All day)

The POMEDOR project will be presented at the next International Symposium on Archaeometry in Los Angeles, in the session "HUMAN – ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS AND BIOMATERIALS-BIOARCHAEOLOGY".

ISA conference website

Mon, 19/05/2014 (All day) to Fri, 23/05/2014 (All day)

The European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 20th annual meeting will take place in Istanbul, on September 10th to 14th 2014.

It will host a session proposed by Joanita Vroom, Yona Waksman and Roos van Oosten, entitled:
"Medieval MasterChef. Eastern Cuisine and Western Food Customs: An Archaeological Perspective"

Theme: T04 Environment and subsistence: the geosphere, ecosphere and human interaction
session T04S011

The scope of this session is to discuss eating habits and food practices in Medieval Europe, using different approaches (archaeology, archaeometry, history) and specialities (e.g., ceramology, archaeozoology, archaeobotany, anthropology, etc.). Its perspective is that food, as a...

Wed, 10/09/2014 (All day) to Sun, 14/09/2014 (All day)

For the first time this year, we organize in Lyon a workshop for students and professionnals to teach them archaeological and archaeometric approaches to Eastern Mediterranean Medieval pottery.
The workshop includes both methodological and practical courses with pottery corpuses.

Program (in French)

Contact: Yona Waksman

Mon, 27/01/2014 (All day) to Thu, 30/01/2014 (All day)

Jacques Burlot recently joined the POMEDOR team, he will be looking at the technological features of ceramics (especially the associations body-slip-glaze) and at their diffusion in the medieval Eastern Mediterranean.

Welcome Jacques!


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