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Edna Stern and Yona Waksman, together with several colleagues excavating and studying ceramics in Israel, will be sampling ceramics for chemical, petrographic and residues analyses. Both Fatimid and Crusader, coastal and inland, urban and rural sites will be considered.

Wed, 26/02/2014 (All day) to Fri, 14/03/2014 (All day)

The POMEDOR project will be presented at the next International Symposium on Archaeometry in Los Angeles, in the session "HUMAN – ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS AND BIOMATERIALS-BIOARCHAEOLOGY".

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Mon, 19/05/2014 (All day) to Fri, 23/05/2014 (All day)

The Levantine Ceramic Project ( and POMEDOR will host a workshop in Lyon devoted to issues of ceramic database linkages and interoperability, and to the development of search and statistical tools to enhance database functionality.

9h-9h30: Interconnecting ceramics databases: introduction and scope – Y. Waksman (CNRS, Lyon)
9h30-10h: The National Roman Fabric Reference Collection (UK): Implementation and Development as an Online Resource – R. Tomber (British Museum, London)
10h-10h20: coffee break
10h20-10h40: The Levantine Ceramics Project (LCP) – A. Berlin (Boston University)
10h40-11h: Collaborative programming via an application programming interface (API) –...

17/03/2014 (All day)

archaeozoological material from medieval Eastern Mediterranean sites for PhD study


Nuha Agha

Edna J. Stern



The European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 20th annual meeting will take place in Istanbul, on September 10th to 14th 2014.

It will host a session proposed by Joanita Vroom, Yona Waksman and Roos van Oosten, entitled:
"Medieval MasterChef. Eastern Cuisine and Western Food Customs: An Archaeological Perspective"

Theme: T04 Environment and subsistence: the geosphere, ecosphere and human interaction
session T04S011

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...

Wed, 10/09/2014 (All day) to Sun, 14/09/2014 (All day)

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During this meeting, co-organized with the theme PRALIM of the "Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée" in Lyon, members of the POMEDOR network will present different aspects of food and foodways in the late Roman and medieval Eastern Mediterranean and Middle-East:


Introduction : le programme POMEDOR "Populations, poteries et alimentation en Méditerranée orientale médiévale"
Yona Waksman
UMR 5138 Archéométrie et Archéologie, MOM Lyon

La production du sucre en Méditerranée orientale au Moyen Âge : les évolutions d'une nouvelle activité
Mohamed Ouerfelli

08/11/2013 - 14:00

Jacques Burlot recently joined the POMEDOR team, he will be looking at the technological features of ceramics (especially the associations body-slip-glaze) and at their diffusion in the medieval Eastern Mediterranean.

Welcome Jacques!

Y. Waksman and C. Brun will be working on ceramic material from the excavations at Kinet Höyük, directed by Marie-Henriette Gates (Bilkent University, Ankara) and by Scott Reford (Koç University, Istanbul) for its medieval part, and at Hisn al Tinat, directed by Asa Eger (University of North Carolina, Greensboro).

Sun, 16/06/2013 (All day) to Thu, 27/06/2013 (All day)

This second meeting brought together members of the core POMEDOR group together with new members of the network, especially Cypriot and other colleagues working on Cyprus. We were welcomed at the Leventis municipal Museum of Nicosia by its Director Demetra Papanikola-Bakirtzi.

Yona Waksman gave a general presentation of the POMEDOR project , proposed an update of the issues following the first meeting in Athens, and showed a model of the POMEDOR website and collaborative platform as prepared by Céline Brun and developed by computer sciences student Caroline Castonguay-Boisvert. Véronique François gave a summary of her work on pots...

13/05/2013 (All day)

Charlène Bouchaud, a member of the POMEDOR network, won a prize for her PhD thesis in archaeobotanics entitled "Paysages et pratiques d’exploitation des ressources végétales en milieux semi-aride et aride dans le sud du Proche-Orient : Approche archéobotanique des périodes antique et islamique (IVe siècle av. J.-C. – XVIe siècle ap. J.-C.)" defended at the University of Paris 1 "Panthéon-Sorbonne" in 2012.

The GMPCA (Group for Multi-field Processes Contributing to Archaeology) is an association of archaeological scientists based in France. It awards PhD prizes every 2 years on the occasion of its bi-annual Archaeometry conference....


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