The Fitch travel to Barcelona: EMAC 2019
Last week members of the Fitch, and colleagues, travelled to Barcelona for the 15th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics (EMAC). This biennial conference aims to promote the interdisciplinary and integrated studies of ancient ceramics, with a focus on the scientific investigation of them. It is a conference where the final results of projects, works in progress, developments in techniques, and new approaches are presented.
This year, the Fitch and associated researchers, presented 17 papers (6 oral and 11 posters). Below is a list of the titles of the presented papers, illustrating the varied research that takes place within the laboratory:
- Provenance analysis of Punic amphorae found at Corinth: shedding new light into the long-distance salt-fish trade networks in the 5thcentury BC. Fantuzzi, E. Kiriatzi, A.M. Sáez Romero, N.S. Müller, C.K. Williams.
- 400 years of cooking wares at Priene: tracing trade and technological networks in the Ancient Mediterranean. S. Amicone, N.S. Müller, G. Schneider, C. Berthold, L. Heinze, N. Fenn, S. Neumann, E. Kiriatzi.
- The production of lead glazed table-wares in late medieval Italy and their exportation to Latin Greece: new considerations on 14thcentury contexts from Corinth, Peloponnese. F. Liard, G. Sanders, A.B. Amara, B. Gratuze, S. Dubernet, R. Chapoulie, E. Kiriatzi.
- The manufacture and distribution of tiles in Classical Chalkidike: a geo-chemical and petrographic study of the ceramic building economy. E. Cuijpers
- Shared technological milieus: defining the borders between wheel-made and hand-made pottery production in Early Helladic Argolid. M. Choleva, E. Kiriatzi, N. Petropoulos, N.S. Müller.
- Elemental analysis of pottery from the Early Middle Bronze Age necropolis of Lapithos. The early history of a long-lived production centre in Cyprus. M. Dikomitou-Eliadou, N.S. Müller, M. Martinón-Torres, J.M. Webb, A. Benzonelli, M.D. Glascock.
- Byzantine glazed wares in white fabrics (‘glazed white wares’) discovered in the Frankish area at Corinth: chronology, provenance, and technology. F. Liard, G. Sanders, A.B. Amara, B. Gratuze, R. Chapoulie, S. Dubernet, N.S. Müller, E. Kiriatzi.
- Fields of sherds: an integrated study of prehistoric ceramics across the cultural landscape of western Thessaly, Greece. Y. Papadias, E. Vliora, A. Dimoula, N. Saridaki, A. Krahtopoulou.
- Imported pottery at Tintagel, Cornwall: understanding networks connecting the Atlantic and Mediterranean in Late Antiquity. M. Duggan, E. Kiriatzi.
- Mobility of Aeginetan potters around 1200BC: a science-based archaeological approach. B. Lis, E. Kiriatzi, N.S. Müller.
- Petrographic analysis of Roman coarse and cooking pottery from the East Theatre at Corinth. E. Marzec, E. Kiriatzi, K.W. Slane.
- Provenance and technology of the Early Roman cooking ware pottery from Nea Paphos. E. Marzec, M. Wich, E. Kiriatzi, N.S. Müller.
- Towards a better understanding of handmade burnished pottery in Late Bronze Age Greece. B. Lis, E. Kiriatzi, A. Batziou.
- Understanding the role of Çeşme – Bağlararası in Aegean and Anatolian networks during the 2ndmil. BC: the case of Minoanising pottery. E. Kiriatzi, V. Şahoğlu, M. Choleva, Ü, Çayr, M. Incirlili.
- The effect of wood-ash and charcoal on the elemental composition of ceramic bodies and their material properties. C. Gardner, N.S. Müller, E. Kiriatzi, G. Vekinis, V. Kilikoglou.
- Ceramic oil lamps from the Agora of Nea Paphos: integrated results of multidisciplinary research on Hellenistic-Roman local production. Kajzer, E. Marzec, N.S. Müller, E. Kiriatzi, A. Hein.
- Tinkering with Terra Sigillata production: the case of Marzuolo, a Roman rural multi-craft site. N.S. Müller, E. Kiriatzi, E. Marzec, I. Tescione, A. van Oyen, G. Tol.