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Institute research highlighted at European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics

6 October 2017

CTRN researchers at EMAC2017

Researchers from the Institute's Ceramic Technology Research Network (CTRN) highlighted their projects at the recent European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics, held in Bordeaux.

CTRN researchers gave a number of oral presentations at the EMAC 2017 meeting, highlighting the diverse range of Institute research being undertaken on archaeological ceramics from various parts of the globe.

Patrick Quinn chaired the session on 'Environmental and raw material studies'.

  • In this session, Natalia Lozada Mendieta gave a presentation entitled Paste preparation and ceramic traditions in the Middle Orinoco: Exploring pre-colonial ceramic technologies and interactions in two archaeological sites in the Átures Rapids, Venezuela.
  • Silvia Amicone, Institute alumna and Honorary researcher, now based at the Competence Center Archaeometry - Baden-Württemberg, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, gave a presentation entitled New Insights into Graphite Decorated Pottery from the Neolithic/Chalcolithic Balkans: a Technological Approach.

In the session on 'Provenance and Network' Patrick gave a presentation entitled Agios Petros and the Neolithic Pottery-Making Traditions of the Deserted Islands, Northern Sporades, Greece while Hannah Page gave a presentation on Society and Ceramics at Ntuusi, Western Uganda.

In the session on 'Chronology & Technical ceramics', Carlotta Gardner presented her research on The high-temperature mechanical behaviour of doublelayered archaeological ceramics.

In the session on 'Gestures and Techniques' Alessandro Ceccarelli, former Institute research student and now based at the University of Cambridge, presented his research entitled Beyond the Eclipse of Urbanism: Clay, Crafts and Technologies in the Indus Age.

The Institute's Ceramic Technology Research Network brings together staff and early stage researchers interested in the study of ancient ceramic technology, organising focused group activities that cross-cut the wide chronological and geographic coverage of UCL archaeological ceramics research.