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Identification recovery and improvement of ancient Mediterranean ceramic manufacturing technologies for the reproduction of ceramic artefacts of archaeological value

Objective

In spite of a considerable scientific literature on raw materials used and processes employed in ancient ceramic production very little attention has been paid to the testing of these results through actual experimental reproduction. This proposal focuses on the latter for five important Mediterranean ceramic categories(Attic black and red, Terra sibilate, Anabaena, Majolica, Ionic).This objective is addressed by a multidisciplinary team of (ethno) archaeologists, archaeometrists, materials scientists, technologists and craftsmen with access to all the necessary analytical and production facilities. The scientific results and actual reproductions will benefit both archaeometry and (ethno)archaeology and will lead to technological and archaeological criteria for a "museum quality" label which will revitalize the high quality ceramic artefact sector for the museum market.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL HELLENIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Address
48,Vas. Constantinou Ave. 48
11635 Athens
Greece

Participants (5)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF TURKEY - TUBITAK
Turkey
Address
Ataturk Blv 221, Kavaklidere - Presidents Office
06100 Ankara
THE HASHEMITE UNIVERSITY
Jordan
Address
The Free Zone Highway
13115 Zerka
THETIS AUTHENTICS - SCIENCE AND TECHNIQUE FOR ART, HISTORY, CONSERVATION
Greece
Address
Markou Moussourou, 41
11636 Athens
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
S/n,baldiri I Reixac S/n
08028 Barcelona
UNIVERSITE MOHAMMED I
Morocco
Address

60000 Oujda