It is a great pleasure to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with this fourth issue of our newsletter offering up to date news of our activities.
The Library will be closed to Readers and Visitors (not Members) from Monday 24th December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019 inclusively. The Library reopens on Thursday 3rd January 2019. The Offices will be closed from Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th December and from Monday 31st December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019 inclusively.
In the winter of 2018 I spent six weeks at the Fitch Laboratory analysing Late Geometric to Archaic pottery from the Sanctuary of Artemis Hemera, in Arcadian Lousoi.
A database of c. 10 000 loom weights and spindle whorls from across the north Mediterranean can bring much knowledge, as well as new questions about ancient cloth manufacture. This is some of the data our team at the ERC project PROCON have collected over the past five years in order to study textile production in Mediterranean Europe between c. 1000–500 BC.
The British School at Athens is delighted to note that one of the most spectacular finds of the later 20th century is currently on display (until Sunday 5 May 2019) in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens in its ‘Invisible Museum’ series.
The BSA was saddened to learn of the passing on 1 December of Justin Davies, BSA Treasurer in the 1990s.
The BSA is pleased to announce a new five-day course at the Fitch Laboratory, Glass in the Mediterranean and the Near East: Archaeology and Archaeometry from the Late Bronze Age to the early Medieval period.
From 13-24 May 2019, the Fitch Laboratory will hold a two-week postgraduate training course providing an introduction to ceramic petrology, building upon the Laboratory’s expertise on ceramic petrology applications and its extensive reference collections of geological and ceramic thin sections.
The proceedings of the 13th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics (EMAC) have just been published!