Ceramic Petrology Group Annual Meeting 2017

Start: Nov 10, 2017 09:30 AM
End: Nov 10, 2017 05:30 PM

Location: Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology

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The Ceramic Petrology Group will hold their annual meeting at the Institute of Archaeology on 10 November.


9:30-9.50: Registration and coffee (Staff and Research Student Common Room, 6th floor, Room 609)

  • 9:50: Welcome
  • 10:00-10:30: Pottery Making Traditions on the Island of Tavolara: New Insights into Copper Age Sardinia - Silvia Amicone, Kyle Freund and Paola Mancini (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
  • 10:30-11:00: A Revolutionary Idea? New data on the innovation of the potter's wheel in Later Iron Age Hertfordshire - Adam Sutton (University of Reading, UK)
  • 11:00-11:30: The Art of Subtraction: New Perspective into the Origin of White Porcelain in North China - Shan Huang and Ian C. Freestone (University College London, UK)

11:30-12:00: Coffee Break

  • 12:00-12:30: Potters of Archangelos, Rhodes: Approaching ancient through modern craft traditions - Lisa Peloschek (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • 12:30-13:00: EBA Pottery Production at Tell el'Abd, Syria: a Compositional and Technological Study - Giulia Russo, Silvia Amicone, Christoph Berthold, Paola Sconzo (Free University of Berlin, Germany)

13:00-14:00: Lunch Break (Lunch provided in Room 609). CPG AGM (for CPG Committee Members, Room 612)

  • 14:00-14:30: White-ground attic Pottery: Gypsum as an alternative material for the white ground? - Christoph Berthold, Ann-Katrin Fetzer, Klaus Bente, Kathrin B. Zimmer and Klaus Nickel (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
  • 14:30-15:00: Pottery Tempering traditions of Late Bronze and Pre-Roman Iron Age Hillforts in the Territory of Latvia - Vanda Visocka (University of Latvia)
  • 15:00-15:30: Technology and function of the first ceramics in NW Anatolia: a petrographic study of ceramics from Neolithic Barcın Höyük - Beatrijs de Groot (University College London, UK)

15:30-16.00: Coffee Break

  • 16:00-16:30: 50 Shades of Clay: A Multi-Method Approach to the Study of an Iron Age Pottery Industry in South-East Dorset, UK - Grace Jones (University of Bournemouth, UK)
  • 16:30-17:00: Production technology studies on a unique collection: the medieval Besztercebánya (Banská Bystrica) stove tiles  - Györkös Dorot, Bajnóczi B, Szakmány Gy, Szabó M, Balogh-László E and Tóth M (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)

17:00: Closing Remarks

17:30: Drinks and dinner

The programme is also available to download here»

Registration Fee - £10 to be payed on arrival to cover coffee and lunch.

Any enquiries about the event may be directed to Patrick Quinn.

Patrick is Co-ordinator of the Ceramic Technology Network which 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.