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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...

POMEDOR member Edna Stern contributed to the French-Israeli workshop  "Methodologies in Medieval Archaeology, New Perspectives".

Further information

27/05/2019 (All day) to 28/05/2019 (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....

of the national training program "Archaeological and Archaeometric Approaches to Ceramics: Byzantine World and Medieval Middle-East" gathered in Lyon 19 participants of Syrian, Iranian, Algerian, Italian and ... French nationality, coming from all over France, as well as from Beyrouth and Florence.

The training included both methodological approaches to ceramics studies, focusing especially on analytical ones (fabrics, petrographic and chemical analysis for provenance and technology studies, residues analysis for studies of contents and uses...), and courses on Byzantine and Eastern Mediterranean medieval pottery, including hands-on on sherds and observations under the binocular, supplemented...

The training program "Archaeological and Archaeometric Approaches to Ceramics", labeled "National Training Action" (Action Nationale de Formation) by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), will take place in Lyon on 28 May - 1rst June 2018. It proposes researchers and students both a methodological overview and an introduction to Byzantine and other medieval Eastern Mediterranean pottery. Practical training is proposed with the handling of sherds and the observation of fabrics. Archaeological sherds are complemented by replicas and 3D models of "best examples" from reference collections (Athens Agora, Museum and Ephorates of Thebes and Chalcis, etc.).
The course...

Mon, 28/05/2018 (All day) to Fri, 01/06/2018 (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)

This conference, in memoriam Fabiola Ardizzone, will present different aspects of production and trade of medieval amphorae. It is organized by the Universities of Rome “Tor Vergata” and of Venice "Ca’ Foscari", the French School at Rome, the ERC project “SICTRANSIT” and the AIECM3 association.

Several POMEDOR members will participate:

N. GARNIER, A. PECCI (Laboratoire Nicolas Garnier; Universidad de Barcelona)
What did amphorae carry? Highlighting production and trade of food in the Middle Ages through biomolecular residues analysis.

C. RICHARTÉ-MANFREDI, N. GARNIER, C. CAPELLI, S. GUTIÉRREZ LLORET (Université Lumière-Lion II; Laboratoire Nicolas Garnier; Università di Genova; Universidad...

16/11/2017 (All day) to 18/11/2017 (All day)

The training course "Archaeological and Archaeometric Approaches to Ceramics" took place in Lyon this year on 29 May - 2 June 2017 and focused on pottery of the Byzantine world and the medieval Middle-East. It proposed some 20 researchers and students, from all over France and beyond, both a methodological overview, and a theoretical and practical introduction to Byzantine and other medieval Eastern Mediterranean pottery through the handling of sherds and the observation of fabrics. Archaeological sherds were complemented by replicas and 3D models of "best examples" from reference collections (Athens Agora, Museum and Ephorates of Thebes and Chalcis, etc.).

Mon, 29/05/2017 (All day) to Fri, 02/06/2017 (All day)


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