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A.M.W. Hunt (ed.)
The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis
Oxford University Press, 2017

presents methodologies used in the POMEDOR project, such as organic residues analysis, petrographic and chemical analysis. The latter is presented by S.Y. Waksman in a contribution including medieval Beirut as a case study, entitled "Provenance" Studies: Productions and Compositional Groups ". Beirut was one of the sites investigated within the framework of the POMEDOR project, building on previous research.

 

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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.

Reference:
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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