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Read the paper by Professor Johannes Koder entitled "Everyday food in the Middle Byzantine Period", which appeared in 2013 in the book "Flavours and Delights. Tastes and Pleasures of Ancient and Byzantine Cuisine" edited by Ilias Anagnostakis.


Medieval and Post-Medieval Ceramics in the Eastern Mediterranean - Fact and Fiction.
Proceedings of the First International Conference on Byzantine and Ottoman Archaeology, Amsterdam, 21-23 October 2011.
J. Vroom (ed.), Brepols 2015.

Includes contributions by John Bennet, Beate Böhlendorf-Arslan, Véronique François, Alexandra Gaba-van Dongen, Smadar Gabrieli, Sauro Gelichi, Deborah Harlan, Richard Hodges, Fotini Kondyli, Nikos D. Kontogiannis, Pagona Papadopoulou, Demetra Papanikola-Bakirtzi, Scott Redford, Larissa Sedikova, Edna J. Stern, Joanita Vroom and Yona Waksman.

"The focus in this varied collection of studies by key scholars in the field is on the material culture (especially ceramics) of the eastern Mediterranean during...

The introduction of new wares in Western Turkey in the early Turkish period has been one of the subjects investigated in the framework of the POMEDOR project. A paper focusing on moulded wares is now available in preview, which will come out in the special volume of JASReports "Contextualising science: advances in ceramic production, use and function" edited by Roberta Tomber and Michela Spataro:

S.Y. Waksman, J. Burlot, B. Böhlendorf-Arslan, J. Vroom, Moulded wares production in the Early Turkish/Beylik period in Western Anatolia: A case study from Ephesus and Miletus, forthcoming in R. Tomber and M....

Text of presentation on the website of the editor:

"Ce livre porte sur la culture alimentaire byzantine, sa constitution et la manière dont elle se différencie des cultures alimentaires juive, musulmane et chrétienne occidentale. Il se penche sur ses sources d’inspiration puisqu’elle opère une synthèse entre les exigences religieuses du christianisme et les recommandations diététiques de la médecine grecque. Le choix des aliments, la préparation de la nourriture, comme sa consommation lors de repas, obéissent à des règles qui changent à travers le temps ; or, durant les onze siècles de son existence, le monde byzantin a connu de profonds...

... two papers given by POMEDOR member Ilias Anagnostakis at a conference in Potenza (Italy) in the framework of the project "MenSALe".

An assemblage representing post-earthquake clearing was found sealed in a well at Fabrika Hill, Paphos (the Paphos-theatre site), by the excavation team from the University of Sydney.

Most of the assemblages comprised pottery that could be dated to the late 13th–early 14th century, and included a small amount of utility vessels and a large number of glazed wares, predominantly Paphos-Lemba production. Considerable amount of kiln debris identified the site as one of the Paphos-Lemba pottery workshops.

Other material culture remains included glass, stone and metal artefacts, as well as residual Roman-period pottery and stone vessels. A considerable number of faunal...

The importance of the main "Middle Byzantine Production" (MBP), which includes several 12-13th c. pottery types known as "Fine sgraffito ware", Aegean Ware" etc., is seen both through its large distribution and by its predominance in 12th-13th c. AD shipwrecks. With the help of chemical analysis, we show in this paper that it was manufactured in Chalcis (Greece), the harbour of wealthy Byzantine Thebes, and later on a Venetian hub under the name of Negroponte. These results question the impact of the Frankish conquest on production and diffusion of goods, and raise issues for future research on consumption and food...

This paper is a synthesis of investigations, based on chemical analysis, of various categories of pottery, dated back from the late Roman to the Venetian period. It includes evidences of circulation of cooking wares, which call for a better understanding of the possible influence of these imports on cooking practices.

S.Y. Waksman, Archaeometric approaches to ceramics production and imports in Medieval Cyprus, in D. Papanikola-Bakirtzi, N. Coureas (eds.), Cypriot Medieval Ceramics: Reconsiderations and New Perspectives, Nicosie, 257-277 (2014).

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A paper entitled "Long-term pottery production and chemical reference groups: examples from Medieval Western Turkey", mentioning the introduction in the local repertoire of new types, ceramics techniques and fashions with the arrival of the Turkish populations - a question directly related to POMEDOR themes.

S.Y. Waksman, Long-term pottery production and chemical reference groups: examples from Medieval Western Turkey, in H. Meyza (ed.), Late Hellenistic to Mediaeval Fine wares of the Aegean Coast of Anatolia. Their production, imitation and use, Varsaw, 107-125 (2014).

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