POMEDOR 1rst sampling campaign, Cyprus May 2013

Cooking pot, Exhibition "Fragments: Ceramic Finds from Byzantine and Medieval Nicosia”, Nicosia 2013

In May 2013, members of the POMEDOR team went to Paphos and Nicosia to sample cooking and table wares for various archaeometric analyses: chemical, petrographic and residue analysis.

The aims of this sampling campaign were to:

  • Create reference chemical group(s) for the Paphos Theatre workshop;
  • Identify sources of import;
  • Begin investigations on the use of cooking wares.

Work concentrated on three close assemblages of the late 13th century:

  • A post-earthquake context from Fabrika Hill, Paphos (excavations of the University of Sydney);
  • A household assemblage found in a Roman-period tomb in Paphos, in secondary use as a house or a storage area for a house (excavations of the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus);
  • The convent of Agios Theodoros in Nicosia (excavations of the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus).

More information in the "sampling campaigns" section

Time & Place
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 (All day) to Thursday, 23 May 2013 (All day)
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