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This book presents the synthesis of a long-term study of ceramics of the 15th century found in the Ctimea. It is based on the analysis of large volumes of archaeological materials. The author proposes a detailed classification, typology and chronology of ceramics and clarifies some technological features of the local and imported wares. She also focuses on the directions and fluxes of ceramics trade, and on the factors which influenced the development of the local pottery production in late medieval Crimea.

Iryna Teslenko, Ceramics of Crimea of the 15th century, Kiev: Institute of Archaeology, National Academy of Sciences...

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....

We were happy to have the CNRS propose a press release on one of our latest paper about the MBP (Main Middle Byzantine Production) of Chalcis / Chalkida, pointing out the role of this harbour in maritime trade in the Byzantine and Frankish periods.

Read the press release in French or in English

Read the article in the journal "Le Figaro"...

Aybüke Öztürk will defend her PhD thesis in IT, carried out under the supervision of Stéphane Lallich, Jérôme Darmont and Yona Waksman, on July 9th 2018:

"Design, implementation and analysis of a description model for complex archaeological objects"

Aybüke contributed to the POMEDOR project and to the new design of the ceramics database of Lyon laboratory, which is one of the largest database of chemical data of archaeological ceramics in Europe. The new model includes a full description of pottery samples - text description, drawings, photos of objects and of fabrics under the binocular, 3D models... - together with analytical...

Mon, 09/07/2018 (All day)

The 12th AIECM3 conference will take place in Athens on 21rst - 27th October 2018.

The Congress is organized by the Department of Archaeology and the History of Art of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with the participation of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (Institute of Historical Research), the French School at Athens and the Centre for the Study of Modern Ceramics (G. Psaropoulos family Foundation).
In the framework of the Congress, exhibitions of Medieval and Modern Ceramics and workshops will be organized.

The General Themes of the next Congress will be:

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

Yasemin Bağcı will defend her PhD thesis, carried out under the supervision of Joanita Vroom, on November 29th 2017:

"Coloured Ceramics of the Caliphs: A New Look at the Abbasid Pottery Finds of from the Old Gözlükule Excavations at Tarsus"

Although the medieval ceramic corpus of the Gözlükule project was found in the 1930s, it was only published in a brief article in the 1940s. This PhD research aims to present and assess the medieval pottery assemblage recovered on the mound of  Gözlükule, Tarsus with an integrated approach,...

Wed, 29/11/2017 (All day)

The European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics is a biennial conference convening scholars and young researchers with diverse academic backgrounds both from humanities and science. The scope of the meeting is to promote interdisciplinary and integrated studies of ancient ceramics covering various aspects from production, dissemination and use, and up to post-depositional alteration and conservation. Methodological developments, new approaches and scientific progress are presented in terms of analytical and measuring techniques, data processing and interpretation.

The conference will be held at the auditorium of the New Acropolis Museum, which is situated in the ancient centre of...

24/09/2015 (All day) to 26/09/2015 (All day)

The XIth AIECM3 Congress on Medieval and Modern Period Mediterranean Ceramics will take place in Antalya. It will include a special session on pottery in Anatolia.

You can find here the call for papers.

19/10/2015 (All day) to 23/10/2015 (All day)

... are moving forward, with the first results of Anastasia Shapiro, seen here preparing thin sections, on POMEDOR samples.
This first batch studies the tradition of using calcareous clays between the early Islamic and the early Crusader periods, through the characterization of archaeologically identified workshops.

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