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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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Foto: The Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project.

Luftfotos afdækker gemte forhistoriske bysamfund

2018.05.31Arkæologer har rekonstrueret de forhistoriske bysamfund i Jerash i Jordan ved hjælp af historiske kilder og avanceret luftfotografi.

Foto: Rubina Raja.

High definition archaeology reveals secrets of the earliest cities

2018.05.15A new approach to urban archaeology casts fresh light on daily life in some of the world’s first cities.

Foto: Rubina Raja.

'High Definition Archaeology' afslører forhistoriske byers hemmeligheder

2018.05.15'High Definition Archaeology’ er en ny arkæologisk forskningspraksis, som kaster nyt lys over dagliglivet i verdens allerførste byer.

Video lecture: Rubina Raja on urban societies from the past

2018.05.09Professor Rubina Raja, head of center at the Center for Urban Network Evolution (UrbNet) at Aarhus University, gave a lecture about urban societies from the past. The lecture was part of the Science and Cocktails series and was offered as part of the Forskningens Døgn Festival – in English known as The Danish Science Festival.

Addressing gender inequality and classical archaeology

2018.02.19Open Letter to the AIAC Scientific committee 2018.

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