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This volume brings together archaeologists, archaeological scientists and historians contributing different specialisms to an emerging field of research: food and foodways in the medieval Eastern Mediterranean. It presents the output of the POMEDOR project “People, pottery and food in the medieval Eastern Mediterranean” funded by the French National Research Agency. POMEDOR focused on changes in transitional periods, such as the Crusades and the Turkish conquests, as viewed through archaeological and archaeometric studies of pottery. The volume offers a wider scope, with research based on archaeobotany, archaeozoology, biological anthropology, and the study of archaeological structures, texts and iconography. Last but not...

As shocking and shameful as it may be, the department of archaeology of the university of Sheffield, which contributes so much to archaeology and archaeometry, is threatened.

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The series of conferences "Jean Pouilloux" organized by the "Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée" (Lyon, France) present results of academic research to a wide audience.

The conference of March 17th 2021, "Chalcis, un hub maritime médiéval en Égée", is proposed by Yona Waksman.

It will be in French and accessible by zoom. Registration is free and mandatory.


Abstract and further information on the Jean Pouilloux conferences

Watch the conference on YouTube...

Wed, 17/03/2021 - 6:00pm

.... to Alessandra Pecci!

Alessandra is an archaeologist who specializes in organic residues analysis of ceramics and floors, focusing on the understanding of ceramics contents and function, dietary habits, and the use of space. She is a very active member of the POMEDOR network.

She became "Profesora Agregada" at the University of Barcelona, History and Archaeology Department, in the ERAAUB team (Equip de Recerca Arqueològica i Arqueomètrica).

Since its foundation in 1976, the GMPCA (Groupe des Méthodes Pluridisciplinaires Contribuant à l'Archéologie) association has aimed to develop research on multidisciplinary methods contributing to archaeology in France and around the world. This association brings together specialists from various disciplines contributing to the resolution of archaeological and art history problems. The interface of these disciplines with archaeology is called "Archaeometry".

Every two years since 1977, the GMPCA has organised the Archaeometry Congress, whose scientific objective is to take stock of the progress of techniques applied in the field of heritage, to enable young researchers

19/04/2021 (All day) to 23/04/2021 (All day)

The GMPCA is a French association which promotes the development of archaeological sciences - and of pluridisciplinary researches contributing to archaeology in general, connects students and researchers involved in these fields and disseminates related information.

It proposes every 2 years a PhD prize for PhD manuscripts in French or in English.

Apply before January 4th 2020

The aim of the LRCW Conference series is the presentation and publication of Late Roman pottery (3rd century AD to the end of Antiquity) from the Mediterranean region.
The 7th conference proposed the following sessions:

  • The Western Mediterranean
  • The Eastern Mediterranean
  • Mediterranean Islands in the stream
  • Late Roman Pottery in Hispania
  • Special session: The problem of the 8th century

Presentations by POMEDOR members include:

Eva Todorova, together with Charikleia Diamantis
"Corpus of Byzantine Amphora Stamps"

Alessandra Pecci, together with Miguel Ángel Cau, Joan Roig Ribas:
"PreliminayOrganic Residue Analysis of Late Roman Amphorae from Eivissa (Balearic Islands,...

15/10/2019 (All day) to 19/10/2019 (All day)

The theme of the 13th International ANAMED annual symposium, organized by Filiz Yenișehirlioğlu, Beate Arslan Böhlendorf and POMEDOR member Nikos Kontogiannis, is

Glazed Wares as Cultural Agents in the Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman Lands: Evidence From Technological and Archaeological Research

It will take place in Istanbul on 6-7 December 2018.

From ANAMED website:
The intent of ANAMED’s 2018 Annual Symposium is to bring together researchers engaged in the study of decoration and technology of glazed pottery, ranging from the early Byzantine era to the end of the Ottoman period. More than 10 years ago, the first International Symposium on Late...

06/12/2018 (All day) to 07/12/2018 (All day)

The program of the 12th International Congress on Medieval & Modern Period Mediterranean Ceramics is online!

It is particularly rich, and we are very happy that a special day will focus on Thebes and Chalkis, and take place there.

Many members of the POMEDOR network will attend and present their work.



Conference website

AIECM3 association


21/10/2018 (All day) to 27/10/2018 (All day)

The proceedings of the Antalya AIECM3 conference came out, a beautiful publication!

It includes several papers written by members of the POMEDOR network (underlined in the table of contents).

Contents vol.1

Contents vol.2

The book may be purchased e.g. on Zerobooks website....


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