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The 9th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE) will take place in Basel (Switzerland) from June 9-13, 2014.
The following papers will be presented in the Islamic session by members of the POMEDOR network:

C. Bouchaud, P.-M. Blanc: Plant heritage and agricultural systems in Near East during Islamic period

A. Eger : (Re)Mapping Medieval Antioch: Life After the Islamic Conquests

M.-O. Rousset : Discovering the Fatimid mosque of Tyre (Lebanon)

N. Rashid : Sgraffito Pottery from the First Muslim Conquered City of Debal (Banbhore), in South Asia-Pakistan


09/06/2014 (All day) to 13/06/2014 (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....

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?




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

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...

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

Within the rapidly expanding area of research on food and foodways, the medieval eastern Mediterranean is still very much an unexplored area. The aim of the POMEDOR project was to explore this new field in a multidisciplinary way and to stimulate further research. Although the project focused primarily on food and foodways approached through archaeological and archaeometric studies of pottery - from transport amphorae to serving dishes, through food processing utensils, cooking wares, and wares used in food production processes - the conference encompassed a wider field, including historical, archaeozoological, archaeobotanical and anthropological studies.

Case studies in Greece, Turkey, Israel,...

19/05/2016 (All day) to 21/05/2016 (All day)

The final conference of the POMEDOR project "People, Pottery and Food in the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean", funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR), will take place in Lyon on 19-21 May 2016.


The conference will give us the opportunity to present the results of the program as well as research on related topics, to discuss recent advances and further research.

A large part of the conference will be devoted to food and foodways as may be approached through archaeological and archaeometric studies of pottery, but research using other approaches will be welcome...

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

The Congress proposes to make an introduction and an overview of research conducted specifically in the Eastern part of the Mediterranean. This will expose the state of research that has multiplied in recent years in the field of medieval and modern period archaeological studies showing new results from random and systematic discoveries to excavation of shipwrecks, ceramic kilns, workshops and various productions are also regularly unearthed, which testify to the presence and the superposition of different temporary and sedentary civilizations in the Middle East and Anatolia. Architectural ceramics mainly tiles is an urban monumental decoration of importance, sharing techniques and...

19/10/2015 (All day) to 24/10/2015 (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)

POMEDOR member Philippe Trélat will be talking about fish consumption in Medieval Cyprus.

Program of the conference

26/03/2015 (All day) to 27/03/2015 (All day)


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