Ceramics in Context

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Ceramics were a ubiquitous commodity in Antiquity. Due to its high prevalence and functionality, ceramics constitute a source of absolutely fundamental empirical material in archaeology, which can be studied across time and space. The development of distinguishable types (studies of form development - typologies) that slowly but surely evolved (often over centuries) serves as the most important dating criteria in Classical Archaeology. As a result, an understanding of society in Antiquity relies heavily on the exploration and understanding of ceramics. This 3-year research project, involving an assistant professor, a PhD student and student assistants, takes a context-first approach to the study of ceramics, and the aim is to optimise the gain of this important group of materials through contextualisation.

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Ancient Earthquake Turned Mosaic Workshop into Time Capsule

2017.08.15An earthquake-toppled house in the ancient city of Jerash is providing archaeologists with clues on how artisans constructed mosaics during the eighth century.

Early Islamic House Unearthed in Jordan

2017.08.15JERASH, JORDAN—Live Science reports that archaeologists have unearthed the remains of an extravagant early Islamic period house in the city of Jerash.

Mosaics in 'Pompeii of the East' reveal moment of destruction that crushed a city 1,200 years ago

2017.08.10The city in northern Jordan was hit by a deadly earthquake in the 8th century.

Archaeologists reveal the history of mosaics

2017.08.09New insight into mosaics production in the Early Islamic Period.

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