Ceramic Technology Research Network - Pottery Handling Session

Start: Apr 01, 2015 09:30 AM
End: Apr 01, 2015 05:00 PM

Location: Room B13, Institute of Archaeology

ceramic technology (pottery from the Duffaits culture)

The Ceramic Technology Research Network will hold a Pottery Handling Session at the Institute on 1 April.

Via theoretical concepts related to anthropology of technology and practical examples the session will explore techniques to recognise pottery forming and finishing techniques in the hand specimen.​

If you are working on ceramics and you would like to join the event please email silvia.amicone10@ucl.ac.uk. Archaeological, ethnographic and experimental examples will be used in the handling session, but participants are also welcome to bring their own ceramic material along.

ceramic technology (pottery from the Duffaits culture)

An introductory talk will be given by Sebastien Manem (CNRS, Unité Mixte de Recherche 7055 – Préhistoire et technologie, Maison de l’Archéologie et de l’Ethnologie/Université Paris Ouest), who will be sharing his protocols for the recognition and description of the macro-traces of pottery manufacture.

The Ceramic Technology network aims to bring together Institute of Archaeology staff and early stage researchers interested in the study of ancient ceramic technology and to organise focused group activities that cross-cut the wide spectrum of archaeological ceramics research being undertaken at the Institute.

All welcome!