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The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) opens permanent researcher positions this year, including one which will be preferably attributed to a specialist in "Human diet of societies" ("Alimentation des sociétés").

NB: The section where this position is opened is mainly concerned with prehistoric and protohistoric societies (section 31), rather than with later (roman and medieval) ones.

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Deadline January 8th 2017...

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 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 importance of the main "Middle Byzantine Production" (MBP), which includes several 12-13th c. pottery types known as "Fine sgraffito ware", Aegean Ware" etc., is seen both through its large distribution and by its predominance in 12th-13th c. AD shipwrecks. With the help of chemical analysis, we show in this paper that it was manufactured in Chalcis (Greece), the harbour of wealthy Byzantine Thebes, and later on a Venetian hub under the name of Negroponte. These results question the impact of the Frankish conquest on production and diffusion of goods, and raise issues for future research on consumption and food...

A paper entitled "Long-term pottery production and chemical reference groups: examples from Medieval Western Turkey", mentioning the introduction in the local repertoire of new types, ceramics techniques and fashions with the arrival of the Turkish populations - a question directly related to POMEDOR themes.

S.Y. Waksman, Long-term pottery production and chemical reference groups: examples from Medieval Western Turkey, in H. Meyza (ed.), Late Hellenistic to Mediaeval Fine wares of the Aegean Coast of Anatolia. Their production, imitation and use, Varsaw, 107-125 (2014).

Download the paper...

organized by Roos van Osten, and by Joanita Vroom and Yona Waksman of the POMEDOR network, at the next EAA meeting will take place on Saturday September 13th afternoon.

Session (T04S011) in the theme T04 "Environment and Subsistence: Geosphere, Ecosphere and Human Interactions"

The scope of this session is to discuss eating habits and food practices in Medieval Europe, using different approaches (archaeology, archaeometry, history) and specialities (e.g., ceramology, archaeozoology, archaeobotany, anthropology, etc.). Its perspective is that food, as a social and cultural marker, can be seen as a particularly significant factor in understanding complex relationships between a wide...

10/09/2014 (All day) to 14/09/2014 (All day)

  Complete program and further information on the CTHS website

22/04/2013 (All day) to 27/04/2013 (All day)
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