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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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Field report from Jerash

2017.04.07by Assistant professor Heike Möller & PhD student Kristine Thomsen.

The Archaeology and History of Jerash - 110 years of excavations

2017.03.13Summary of the conference "The Archaeology and History of Jerash - 110 years of excavations" at the Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, 2-3 March 2017. Written by Research assistant Eva Mortensen.

Gerasa/Jerash: From the Urban Periphery

2017.03.02Edited book by Achim Lichtenberger (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster) & Professor Rubina Raja (UrbNet, Aarhus University).

Glimpses from the Jerash exhibition

2017.02.28On Friday 24 February, a new exhibition opened at the Museum of Ancient Art in Aarhus.

Studentermedhjælpere til forskningsprojekt Keramik i Kontekst 893388

2017.02.27Studentermedhjælperne skal hjælpe Professor Rubina Raja i det kollektive forskningsprojekt Keramik i Kontekst.

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