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Ceramics in Context


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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Ny bog: Islamisk bosætning kortlagt

2018.10.29Professor Rubina Raja udgiver ny bog om den vigtige Ayyubid-Mamluk-bosættelse i området Jerash. Bogen udspringer blandt andet af Rubina Rajas forskningsprojekt ’Ceramics in Context’ finansieret af Carlsbergfondet.

Middle Islamic Jerash (9th century - 15th century): Archaeology and History of an Ayyubid-Mamluk settlement

2018.10.24New publication by Professor and Centre director Rubina Raja and Professor Achim Lichtenberger (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster).

The North Theatre in Jerash (Photo: Bente Philippsen).

Study trip to Jerash, September 2018

2018.10.10Summary by Research assistant Eva Mortensen.

Photo: Project MERCURY.

MERCURY - computational modelling in Roman studies

2018.10.08Project MERCURY promotes and encourages computer modelling to better understand and work with archaeological material using data from, among others, the Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter project and the Ceramics in Context project.

Ceramics in Context

2018.07.06Status Report 2015-2018.

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