Publication news: 13th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics
The proceedings of the 13th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics (EMAC), an important international forum for the presentation of developments in the study of ancient ceramics, which was held in September 2015 in Athens and co-organised by the British School at Athens and the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, have just been published.
A selection of 28 papers, covering methodological aspects and studies of pottery manufacture and provenance from Neolithic to Islamic periods in Europe and beyond, have been published as a special section in the Journal of Archaeological Science Reports entitled “Developments in the analytical studies of ancient ceramics in Europe: methodological and archaeological implications” (guest edited by V. Kilikoglou, E. Kiriatzi, A. Hein, N.S Müller, I. Karatasios, and J. Gait): Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 21, 911-1190 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.10.001)
A number of papers included in the volume showcase research conducted at the Fitch:
- The provenance and technology of a group of Hellenistic colour-coated ware pottery from the excavations at Nea Paphos on Cyprus (E. Marzec et al.), p 1035-43, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.10.006
- Eretrian ceramic production through time: Geometric to Hellenistic periods (X. Charalambidou et al.) p 983-94, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.11.022
- The effect of inter- and intra-source variation: A comparison between WD-XRF and NAA data from Cretan clay deposits (N. S. Müller et al.), p 929-37, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.09.023
Additionally, there is an article authored by the current Fitch Punic Amphorae Research Fellow Leandro Fantuzzi (and M Á Cau Ontiveros) on “Archaeometric characterisation of amphorae from the Late Antique city of Iluro (Mataró, Spain)”, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.11.017 and one by the 2017-18 Williams Fellow in Ceramic Petrology Florence Liard titled “Production and trade of pottery in the so-called “South Coast” fabric in Bronze Age Crete. Current interpretations and recent findings at Malia, northern Lassithi”, p 973-82, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.12.027.
The 15th EMAC is organised by ARQUB, a research unit of the GRACPE research team at the Universitat de Barcelona (16th to 18th September 2019). The call for papers closes on 15th January 2019. Further information can be found here.