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Early medieval Pyrotechnologies. Mechanisms and factors of innovations in northwestern Europe

Project description

A look at the Middle Ages through pyrotechnology

Europe in the Early Middle Ages underwent deep changes, experiencing political and social mobility, transitions in settlement strategy and technical innovations in crafts. In this context, the EU-funded EMPyr project will focus on production and manufacturing of glass, ceramic and iron to gain a better understanding of the roles of the craftspeople and the elites. Specifically, archaeological and archaeometrical analyses will identify the materials and techniques used to evaluate cross-craft interaction. The project’s findings will be widely disseminated and should be of great interest to history and today’s craftspeople.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 196 707,84
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00