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For a few months now, Jacques Burlot has been studying production techniques of Western Anatolian ceramics with SEM analyses. The studied samples are specific of ceramic types such as polychrome sgraffito wares (“Fette Ware” type), “Miletus” ware, the turquoise glazed and molded wares.

Example of a BSE picture showing a cross section of a slip glazed ware.

This study focuses more precisely on the ceramics’ decorative layers which are the glaze and the slip; the SEM analyses enable us to determine their elemental compositions and microstructures.

This work, associated with...

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!

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