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More Than Words: Understanding the objects on which cuneiform inscriptions were written

Start: Jun 08, 2017 01:00 PM
End: Jun 08, 2017 02:00 PM

Location: Room 209, UCL Institute of Archaeology

More Than Words: Understanding the objects on which cuneiform inscriptions were written

Jonathan Taylor (The British Museum) will give a lecture organised by the Ceramic Technology Research Network at the Institute on 8 June.

Jonathan is a curator responsible for the British Museum’s outstanding collection of cuneiform texts from the ancient Near East. He has a particular interest in education and literacy in the Near East and researches tablets as artefacts, and Mesopotamian ideas of history. He will present his research to help understand the objects on which cuneiform inscriptions were written. 

All Institute staff and students are welcome to attend.

The Ceramic Technology Network brings together Institute of Archaeology staff and early stage researchers interested in the study of ancient ceramic technology. The purpose of the network is to organise focused group activities that cross-cut the wide chronological and geographic coverage of UCL archaeological ceramics research.

The network’s interest covers earthenware pottery, high-fired glazed ceramics, as well as a range of other related artefacts. It is concerned with archaeometric methods of studying ancient ceramic technology, as well as traditional macroscopic approaches, and experimental and ethnographic perspectives. 

Any enquiries about the event may be directed to Patrick Quinn. Please get in touch with Patrick if you are interested in joining the network or have an idea for a group event.