Fitch Blog

About the Blog

The aim of the Fitch blog is to communicate the various activities and projects that the Fitch Laboratory of the British School at Athens is involved in. Currently, more than 10 researchers, from senior academics to postgraduate students, are based at the Fitch contacting research on a number of projects spanning from the west Mediterranean to the Hindus basin and from the Neolithic to the medieval times. The blog will highlight this variety of projects and approaches undertaken at the Lab, complementing the Fitch-Wiener Seminars and other events where results of Fitch-related research are presented.

The Indus Civilisation in Athens, Greece

Ancient South Asian crafts and technologies meet ancient and modern Greece

You might wonder why an Italian researcher from Rome, PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, went to Athens to work on archaeological materials from Ancient India. Well, the reason is simple: the advanced level of expertise and resources that archaeologists can find at the Fitch Laboratory, British School at Athens.

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Lunch talks at the Fitch

During this academic year, the Fitch lab inaugurated a series of lunch talks by BSA-affiliated researchers. The aim of those talks, which were internal BSA events, was to familiarise the School community with the work and interests of our colleagues and create more opportunities for interaction, discussion and collaboration within our community. And after our last lunch talk on June 22 we are confident to say that these aims have been fulfilled and that we will continue our informal meetings next year.

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Aeginetan potters at Pefkakia

Pefkakia, located at the coast of the Pagasetic Gulf south of Volos, is one of the key sites for the TRACT project, conducted by Bartek Lis at the Fitch Laboratory and funded through Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Pefkakia is well-known for its Magoula and the Early and Middle Bronze Age layers. However, an extensive Mycenaean settlement at the foot of Magoula has been systematically excavated since 2006 by Dr Anthi Batziou, head of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Magnesia.

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