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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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Magical Amulet from Gerasa incorporated into International Online Corpus

2018.02.05A very special find from excavations in Gerasa, modern-day Jerash in Jordan, has been incorporated into The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database.

Summary of the DGJNWQP specialist workshop, held at UrbNet 12 October 2017

2018.01.12Workshop in the framework of the Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project.

Alexander Thorsen
Fynn Riepe

Introduction of Alexander Thorsen and Fynn Riepe

2017.12.19New Student assistants in the Ceramics in Context project.

Danish-German archaeological project in Jerash ‘unlocks new path to understanding the city’

2017.11.12Although the focus of the archaeological research conducted in Jerash has been centred on the main road, the Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project came with new findings in the last five years.

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.

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Ceramics in Context 2015-2018