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 2018 Ceramic Petrology Group Meeting was hosted by the Competence Center Archaeometry – Baden-Wuerttemberg University of Tübingen. It was a wonderful event at which a series of excellent papers and posters were presented and with plenty of opportunities to meet new students, returning friends, and colleagues.
Punic amphorae found in the ancient city of Corinth are the focus of a research initiative that is being carried out at the Fitch Laboratory this year. Leandro Fantuzzi, Ceramic Petrology Fellow for the ‘Corinth Punic Amphora Building Project’ is conducting petrographic and elemental analysis of these amphorae, in collaboration with Noemi S. Müller and Evangelia Kiriatzi.