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J. Vroom, Y. Waksman, R. van Oosten (eds.)
Medieval MasterChef. Archaeological and Historical Perspectives on Eastern Cuisine and Western Foodways
Brepols, 2017

This book presents a selection of papers of the session 'Medieval MasterChef' we organized in Istanbul in 2014, at the 20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), together with some later additions.

It includes contributions by Johanna Maria van Winter, Mary C. Beard, Yasemin Bağcı, Jose C. Carvajal López, Alexandra van Dongen, Ruth Smadar Gabrieli, Miguel Jiménez Puertas, Mauro Librenti, Cecilia Moine, Marten van Nieuwkoop,...

Roland-Pierre Gayraud et Lucy Vallauri
avec la collaboration de Guergana Guionova et Jean-Christophe Tréglia
et la participation de S. Yona Waksman, Claudio Capelli et Roberto Cabella
Fustat II. Fouilles d’Isṭabl ʿAntar. Céramiques d’ensembles des IXe et Xe siècles
FIFAO 75, Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, Le Caire, 2017
 

"The excavations of Isṭabl ʿAntar were carried out between 1985 and 2005. They revealed remains on a surface of more than two hectares, and a large quantity of archaeological finds of various types, as well as organic material. The publication of this material is currently under progress.

Ceramics constitute the...

For the 21th archaeometry symposium organised by the GMPCA in Rennes (France – 18-21/04/17), a talk will be presented by POMEDOR members Jacques Burlot and Yona Waksman, about glaze recipes of early Turkish Pottery.

Title: Burlot J., Waksman S.Y., Bouquillon A., Bellot-Gurlet L.: Produire la glaçure des premières céramiques «turques» dans l’Ouest anatolien: analyse des matériaux et des techniques.

Y. Waksman will also moderate the round-table Management and Operation of Archaeometric Collections and Data: Which Challenges?
 

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Date: 
18/04/2017 (All day) to 21/04/2017 (All day)

Richard E. Jones and contributors
Sweet Waste: a view from the Mediterranean and from the 2002 excavations at the Tawahin es-Sukkar (Safi), Jordan
Potingair Press, 2017
 

"The history of cane sugar from its origins in the east to its status as a luxury foodstuff and even medicine in the medieval period to a commodity produced and consumed globally in today’s world is well known. Yet archaeologically, sugar is an invisible commodity, its presence usually being inferred from the humble sugar pots used in the last stages of its sophisticated production process. This book attempts to redress the...

Chalcis was identifed as a production center of amphorae types Günsenin 2 and 3 - a prominent one for the latter type. This new result further highlights the role of Chalcis in maritime trade involving both food containers and tablewares, already pointed out by our study of the "MBP" tablewares.

The paper is available in open access and contains a downloadable 3D model of a typical example of Günsenin 3 amphora (link to the free 3D viewer MeshLab; open the .obj file through File/Import mesh), which may be seen and manipulated online on Elsevier's website:

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The proceedings of the final conference of the POMEDOR project "Multidisciplinary Approaches to Food and Foodways in the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean" will appear in the series "Travaux de la Maison de l'Orient".

POMEDOR proceedings, recommandations to authors

Podcasts of the communications presented at the conference will also be available in the fall 2016.

Residues analysis was carried out on medieval cooking wares from a closed context in Paphos, Cyprus, to see if different food and foodways could be identified in local pots and pans and in cooking wares imported from Frankish Beirut.

Reference:
A. Pecci, R.S. Gabrieli, F. Inserra, M.A. Cau, S.Y. Waksman, Preliminary results of the organic residue analysis of 13th century cooking wares from a household in Frankish Paphos (Cyprus), STAR: Science & Technology of Archaeological Research, DOI: 10.1080/20548923.2016.1183960 (2016)....

The POMEDOR conference was a fruitful and friendly event, bringing together for 3 days in Lyon historians, archaeologists, archaeological scientists, museum curators and ... cooks!
 

Welcome to the POMEDOR conference!


Our team in front of the Vivier Castle, Paul Bocuse Institute: from right to left Nicole Flores, Jacques Burlot, Aybüke Öztürk, Shadi Shabo and Lucie Courbe.
 

Conference Sessions

During 3 days, historians, archaeologists, archaeological scientists... were presenting their research...

Date: 
Thu, 19/05/2016 (All day) to Sat, 21/05/2016 (All day)

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...

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