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Francine Blondé passed away, on Valentine's day.

Archaeologist and ceramologist specializing in the Greek world, she had been a Belgian member of the French School at Athens, and co-directed several archaeological excavations in Greece, especially in Thasos.

She became a CNRS researcher at the "Maison de l'Orient" in Lyon in 1991, in what was then the "Laboratoire de Céramologie" directed by Maurice Picon, before joining her thasian colleagues Dominique Mulliez and Arthur Muller in Lille in 2005.
She had special interest in craftmanship, especially pottery, and directed several programs on this topic.

Those who met her will remember her...

Maurice Picon passed away on November 16th.

He was a pioneer, as one of the founders of archaeometry in France, and especially of provenance studies of ceramics, which he developped as the Director of the "Laboratoire de Céramologie" in Lyon. The concepts and tools he created have been the backbone of archaeological ceramics analysis since the 1970's.

The POMEDOR project owes him tremendously.

The announcement and a series of tributes which appeared after his death are available on the GMPCA website. Its bibliography, part of wich is available below, together with an...

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