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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....

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)

Within the rapidly expanding area of research on food and foodways, the medieval eastern Mediterranean is still very much an unexplored area. The aim of the POMEDOR project was to explore this new field in a multidisciplinary way and to stimulate further research. Although the project focused primarily on food and foodways approached through archaeological and archaeometric studies of pottery - from transport amphorae to serving dishes, through food processing utensils, cooking wares, and wares used in food production processes - the conference encompassed a wider field, including historical, archaeozoological, archaeobotanical and anthropological studies.

Case studies in Greece, Turkey, Israel,...

19/05/2016 (All day) to 21/05/2016 (All day)

The Congress proposes to make an introduction and an overview of research conducted specifically in the Eastern part of the Mediterranean. This will expose the state of research that has multiplied in recent years in the field of medieval and modern period archaeological studies showing new results from random and systematic discoveries to excavation of shipwrecks, ceramic kilns, workshops and various productions are also regularly unearthed, which testify to the presence and the superposition of different temporary and sedentary civilizations in the Middle East and Anatolia. Architectural ceramics mainly tiles is an urban monumental decoration of importance, sharing techniques and...

19/10/2015 (All day) to 24/10/2015 (All day)

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...

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...

A seminar focusing on archaeometric approaches to pottery studies in Ephesos, with a contribution by POMEDOR members Jacques Burlot and Yona Waksman on the Byzantine and Turkish periods.

Ephesos is one of the sites in Western Turkey where we are investigating the introduction of new pottery types, uses and technological features with the arrival of Turkish populations, at the Beylik and early Ottoman periods.

05/02/2015 - 14:00

Yona Waksman and Jacques Burlot will spend three weeks in Western Turkey working in four archaeological sites (Ephesos [OAI], Pergamon and Miletus [DAI], Sardis [Harvard University]). They expect to study, contextualize, record and sample several medieval ceramic productions and types, in collaboration with the excavations teams and especially with Joanita Vroom (Ephesos), Beate Arslan-Böhlendorf (Miletus) and Sarah Japp (Pergamon).

This sampling campaign continues previous provenance studies of medieval Western Anatolian pottery productions, and aims at completing an already rich corpus of analytical data. New aspects will be dealt with by Jacques Burlot...

Sun, 20/07/2014 (All day) to Sun, 10/08/2014 (All day)

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)
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