Laboratory of
5th  European Meeting on
Ancient Ceramics

Modern Trends in Research
and Applications


EMAC '99

18th – 20th October 1999

Provisional Programme

(last update 21.09.1999)

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Monday 18. October 1999

9:00 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:30 Opening remarks
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

Session 1

Chairperson: (to be confirmed)
11:00 – 11:20 Pottery Manufacture In Roman Galilee: Distinguishing Similar Provenance Groups Using High-Precision X-Ray Fluorescence, Instrumental Neutron Activation, And Micromorphological Analysis
 D. Adan-Bayewitz, F. Asaro, R.D. Giauque and M. Wieder
11:20 – 11:40  Firing Temperature Determinations Of Low Fired Clay Structures
 Y. Maniatis, Y. Facorellis, A. Pillali and A. Papanthimou-Papaefthimiou
11:40 – 12:00  Applications Of Synchrotron Radiation To Archaeological Ceramics
E. Pantos, C.C. Tang, E.J. MacLean, K.C. Cheung, R.W. Strange, P.J. Rizkallah, M.Z. Papiz, S.L. Colston, M.A. Roberts, B.M. Murphy, S.P. Collins, D.T. Clark, M.J.Tobin, M. Zhilin, K.Prag and A.J.N.W. Prag
12:00 – 12:20  A New Look On The Petrological Analysis: The Puuc Maya Ceramics As A Case Study
 C. Varela Torrecilla
12:20 – 12:40 Archaeointensity Of The Geomagnetic Field In Greece From 4400 BC To 1900 AD. Using The Thellier Method
 V.C. Spatharas, M. Kovacheva and  I. Liritzis
12:40 - 14:10 Lunch Break

Session 2

Chairperson: (to be confirmed)
14:10 – 14:30 Some Comments On The Production And The Diffusion Of IVth C. BC Ceramics In Thasos And Several Sites In Northern Greece
 F. Blonde and M.Picon
14:30 – 14:50 Technology Transfer In The Periphery Of The Mycenean World: The Case Of Macendonia And Southern Italy
 J. Buxeda i Garrigos, Y. Maniatis, V. Kilikoglou, S.T. Levi, R.E. Jones, L. Vagnetti, K.A. Wardle and  S. Andreou
14:50 – 15:10  Neolithic Ceramics From Dispilio, Kastoria, Greece; Discussing Their Forms, Fabrics, Provenance And Function
S. Dimitradis, M. Sophronidou and G.H. Hourmouziadis
15:10 – 15:30  Obsidian As Temper In Yiali, Greece, Neolithic Pottery
 S. Katsarou and A. Sampson
15:30 – 15:50  Middle Bronze Age Ceramic Production In Central And Southern Mainland Greece: The Design Of A Regional Petrographic Study
 I.K. Whitbread, E. Kiriatzi and T. Tartaron 
15:50 - 16:30 Coffee Break

Session 3

Chairperson: (to be confirmed)
16:30 – 16:50  The Berkeley Neutron Activation Analysis Data On Mycenaean Pottery - A Complete Chemical Grouping
 H. Mommsen, Th. Beier and A. Hein
16:50 – 17:10  Inter-Regional Exchange In Protopalatial Crete; Petrographic And Archaeological Evidence For South Coast Imports At Malia
 C. Knappett
17:10 – 17:30  Different But Still Similar! Potters' Concepts Of Raw Materials And Analytical Definitions And Interpretations Of Fabric Groups
 E. Kiriatzi, I.K. Whitbread and C. Broodbank 
17:30 – 17:50  Interpreting The Function Of Neolithic Pottery From Thermi B On The Basis Of Its Petrographic, Technological And Typological Characteristics
 D. Urem-Kotsou and S. Dimitriadis
17:50 – 18:10  Workshop References And Clay Surveying In Samothrace: An Application To The Study Of Origin Of Some Ceramic Groups
 C. Karadima, D. Matsas, F. Blonde and M. Picon 
18: 10 – 18:30  Technologies Of Middle Minoan Polychrome Pottery: Traditions Of Paste, Decoration And Firing
 E.W. Faber, V. Kilikoglou and P.M. Day
afterwards Welcoming Reception at N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”


Tuesday 19. October 1999

Session 4

Chairperson: (to be confirmed)
9:00 – 9:20 Ceramic Workshops In Western Sicily: Solunto And Mozia (VII-III B.C.): A First Aproach Through Raw Materials, Fabric And Chemical Composition Of Ceramic Artefacts
 R. Alaimo, C. Greco, I. Iliopoulos and G. Montana
9:20 – 9:40  Archaeometric Results And Archeological Problems Of The Pottery Of The Archaeological Area Of Messina (Sicily)
 G. Barone, S. Iopollo, G. Puglisi and G. Tigano
9:40 – 10:00  Late Bronze Age Aegean Ceramic Presence In Italy: A Progress Report
 R.E. Jones, S. Levi and L. Vagnetti
10:00 – 10:20  Technological Features Of Campanian Pottery From Ancient Calabria
 P. Mirti and P. Davit
10:20 – 10:40  Pottery Making In Neolithic Communitites Of Southern Italy: Toward An Interaction Model
 S.M. Cassano, R. Laviano and I.M. Muntoni

10:40 - 11:10 Coffee Break

Session 5

11:10 - 13:00 Poster Session
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break

Session 6

Chairperson: (to be confirmed)
14:30 – 14:50 Do We Understand Cooking Pots And Is There An Ideal Cooking Pot?
 M. Tite and V. Kilikoglou
14:50 – 15:10 Neolithic Cooking Vessels From Dikili Tash (Eastern Macedonia, Greece): A Technological And Functional Approach
 Z. Tsirtsoni and P. Youni
15:10 – 15:30  Differences Between Petrological And Chemical Groupings Of Early Minoan Cooking Pot Wares: An Attempt Towards An Explanation
 A. Tsolakidou, V. Kilikoglou, E. Kiriatzi and P.M. Day
15:30 – 15:50 Gallo-Roman Pottery From Kilns In Oberwinterthur: Analytical Approach
 G. Thierrin-Michael, A. Zanco and G. Galetti
15:50 - 16:30 Lunch Break

Session 7

Chairperson: (to be confirmed)
16:30 – 16:50  Provenance And Technology Of Pre-Historic Pottery From Fornos De Algodres (Portugal)
 M.I. Dias, M.I. Prudencio, M.A. Sequeira Braga, M.A. Gouveia, C.A. Alves and A.C. Valera
16:50 – 17:10  A Review On The Archaeometric Studies Of The Western Mediterranean Terra Sigillata Until The End Of The 1st Century AD. State Of Art, Limits And Potentials
 M. Madrid Fernandez and J. Buxeda i Garrigos
17:10 – 17:30 Pilgrims Progress: Petrographic Analysis Of Late Antique Pottery From The Monastery Of St. Lot At Deir ‘Ain ‘Abata, Jordan
 L. Joyner and K. Politis
17:30 – 17:50  The Pottery Manufactory Of Roman Sagalassos An Interdisciplinary Approach
 J. Pobolme
17:50 – 18:10 Techniques And Technology Of Manufacturing Ceramic Vessels Crucibles For Smelting Wootz In Central Asia
 O.A. Papakhristu
21:00 -  Conference Dinner (location to be confirmed)


Wednesday 20. October 1999

Session 8

Chairperson: (to be confirmed)
9:40 – 10:00 Microstructure Composition And Optical Properties Of Lustre Pottery
 M. Vendrell-Saz, J. Perez-Arantegui and J. Molera
10:00 – 10:20  Materials And Techniques Of The Wall Ceramic Facings In The Timurid Necropolis Of Shahizinda (Samarkand Uzbekistan)
 B. Fabbri, S. Gualteri and C. Mingazzini 
10:20 – 10:40   Physicochemical Aspects Of White Ware Pigments And Slips On Cypriot And Greek Vases
 E. Aloupi and V. Perdikatsis
10:40 – 11:00  Statistical Models Of Ceramic Compositional Data: Some Considerations
 M. Baxter and I. Papageorgiou
11:00 - 11:40 Coffee Break

Session 9

Chairperson: (to be confirmed)
11:40 – 12:00 Model-Based  Clustering  Methods  In  Archaeological  Ceramic Provenance  Studies
 I. Papageorgiou and M. Baxter
12:00 – 12:20  A Review On The Alteration And Contamination Processes In Archaeological Ceramics
 J. Buxeda i Garrigos
12:20 – 12:40   Secondary Calcite In Archaeological Ceramics: Evaluation Of Alteration And Contamination Processes By Thin Section Study
 M.A. Cau Ontiveros,  P.M. Day and G.  Montana
12:40 – 13:00  Effects Of The Burial Environment On The Physicochemical Behaviour Of Ceramics (A Simulation Study)
 K. Souvatzis and V. Kilikoglou
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break

Session 10

Chairperson: (to be confirmed)
14:30 – 14:50  Interpretation Of The Complex Fabrics Of Bronze Age Pottery From Imola (Italy)
 M.L. Amadori, B. Fabbri and M. Pacciarelli 
14:50 – 15:10  An Attempt To Correlate Functional Features And Archaeometrical Parameters Of The Bronze Age Pottery From Coppa Nevigata (Foggia), Italy
 C. Colella, B. de Vito and S. Levi
15:10 – 15:30 Legionary Stamped Tiles From Vindonissa In The First Century AD Discussion On Their Provenance And Production Technology
F. Giacomini 
15:30 - 16:10 Coffee Break

Session 11

Chairperson: (to be confirmed)
16:10 – 16:30  Production And Circulation Of The Proto-Historical Specialized Ceramic Typologies In Madonna Di Ripalta (Foggia- Italy)
 S.T. Levi, F. Fratini and E. Pecchioni
16:30 – 16:50  Late Iron Age Pottery From Western Switzerland: Production Sites And Technology
 M. Maggetti and G. Galetti
16:50 – 17:10 Integrating Typological And Physico-Chemical Approaches To Examine The Potters Choices: A Case From Bronze Age Hungary
 K. Michelaki, L. Minc and J. O'Shea
20:30 -  Reception at the American School of Classical Studies, Athens


Poster Session

1) Tin-Foiled Ceramics From Macedonia
C.-I. Adusumalli, M. Chiaradia and Z. Kotitsa

2) Pottery Production In The Bronze Age In Catalonia: The Example From Pixarelles Cave
 R. Alvarez Arza, M. Catapotis, M.A. Cau Ontiveros, A.M. Rauret i Dalmau and P.M. Day

3) Study Of Late Roman Glazed Pottery/Ceramics Found In The Aosta Valley
 L. Appolonia, S. de Leo and P. Framarin

4) Rome: Chemical Analysis Of Roman Stamped Bricks
 G. Baldi, E. Gliozzo and D. Manacorda

5) Archaeometric Study Of  Ancient Pottery Of Assoro (Enna, Sicily)
 G. Barone, S. Iopollo, G. Puglisi and  S. Scerra

6) Archaeometric Investigations On The Roman Kilns In The ‘Padano’ Territory
 M. Bertolani, N. Giordani and A.G. Loschi Ghittoni

7) Roman Pottery Production And Chemical Analysis: First Results From The Wetterau Region (Germany)
 S. Biegert

8) Physico-Chemical Characterisation Of Early Bronze Age Mesopotamian Pottery From Tell ‘Atij Syria
 M-C. Boileau

9) Nabada Potters: Masters In Clay Preparation Or Just Plain Clay Importers?
 T. Broekmans, A.M. Adriaens and K. Van Lerberghe

10) ICP Emission Spectroscopy Analysis Of Ancient Pottery From South Of Italy. Statistical Multivariate Treatment Of Data
 P. Bruno, M. Caselli, M.L. Curri, A. Genga, A. Mangone, R. Striccoli and A. Traini

11) Roman Amphorae Production In Baetulo (Badalona, Catalonia): The Pascual 1 Evidence
 J. Buxeda i Garrig?s, M. Comas i Sol? and J.M. Gurt i Esparraguera

12) Coarse Ware Of The Po Valley: A Methodological Proposal For The Archaeometric Study Of Ceramics Of The Roman Age Of Mutina (Modena, Italy)
 C. Corti, N. Giordani, A.G. Loscji Ghittoni and A. Medici

13) Experiments In Reduced Low-Fired Earthenwares: The Bickley Ceramics Project
 D. Dawson and O. Kent

14) Chemical And Mineralogical Features Of Neolithic Ceramics From Portalban, Neuchatel Lake, Switzerland
Simonpietro Di Pierro

15) Archaeometric Research On Pottery Of Medieval Petra (Jordan)
 R. Franchi, A. Vanni Desideri and E. Pecchioni

16) Pottery Production In Bronze Age (C. 1700-1100 BC) South-West Spain: Clay Catchment, Technology And Socio-Economic Function
 L. Garcia Sanjuan, V. Hurtado Perez and A. Polvorinos del Rio

17) Petrological Investigation Of Bronze And Iron Age Ceramics From West Hungary: Vaseresztes, Velem, Se, Gor
 K. Gherdan, G. Szakmany, T. Weiszburg and G. Ilon

18) The Roman Painting Ceramic From Bracara Augusta : An Archeometric Study
 A. Gomes and I. Prud?ncio

19) Porosity Characterisation Of Ancient Ceramics By  Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering
 G. Grossmann, E. Pantos, D. Clarke, O. Byron, C. Ackerman, H. Kutzke, M. Zhilin, K. Prag and J. Prag

20) Cypriot  White Slip Wares
 H. Hatcher

21) A Web-Fronted Database Of Diffraction Patterns Of Clays And Ancient Ceramics
 T. Hughes, A. Brown and E. Pantos

22) Inter-Regional Trade In Western Asia Minor During The Early Iron Age. NAA Provenance, Studies Of East Greek Pottery
 M. Kerschner and H. Mommsen

23) Technological And Provenance Analysis Of Neolithic Pottery From The "Cave Of Drakaina", Kephalonia: Social Implications For The Cave Use
 E. Kiriatzi and G. Stratouli

24) "Central Aegean Networks". A Petrographic Study Of Aeginetan Pottery Production And Raw Materials
E. Kiriatzi, I.K. Whitbread and W. Gauss

25) Changes In Ceramic Technology From EB II To EB III At Kilise Tepe, Southern Anatolia
C. Knappett

26) Magnetomineralogy Of Archaeomagnetic Materials From N. Greece
 D. Kondopoulou and V. Spathsaras

27) Late Roman C Ware In Ephesos. The Significance Of Imported And Local Production Petrological And Mineralogical Methods
S. Ladstaetter and R. Sauer

28) South-Italian Late Bronze Age Pottery Production: Raw Materials Provenance And Paste Preparation At Madonna Del Petto (Barletta, Bari)
R. Laviano and I.M. Muntoni

29) Thermoluminescence Authenticity Testing On Ceramic Objects, By Using The Foil Technique
C.T. Michael, N. Zacharias and D. Dimotikali

30) The 13th-14th Century Venetian Ceramic Production Of “Graffita A Spirale-Cerchio”, “Graffita S. Bartolo” And Glazed Ceramic: A New Reference Group And An Attribution Example
A. Mignucci

31) Establishment Of The Archaeomagnetic Dating Technique To Spain. A First Secular Variation Curve For The Iberian Peninsula.
J.L. Nunez, M.L. Osete, D. Bernal and D. Tarling

32) Characterisation Of Ancient Ceramics With Time-Of-Flight Neutron Diffraction And SR-XRD
M. Pantos, W. Kockelmann, C. Tang, E. MacLean, A. Kirfel, M. Zhilin and J. Prag

33) Raman Microscopy: A Suitable Tool In Phase Analysis
A. Perardi, A. Zoppi, L. Ruatta and P. Davit

34) Studies On Byzantine Ceramics From Xith-Xiith Centuries Using Nuclear Methods
I. Poll and G. Manucu-Adamesteanu

35) Examination Of Organic Combustion Residues In Ceramics
J. Schramm and S. Wolf

36) Pottery From An Early Medieval Settlement In Northern Switzerland: Evidence For The Exchange Radius?
G. Thierrin-Michael and M.-H. P. Rana

37) Comparison Of Data Obtained From Neutron Activation Analysis Of Pottery At N.C.S.R. “Demokritos” And The University Of Manchester
J.E. Tomlinson

38) Ancient Mesopotamian Kiln At Tell Hazna I, Its Position In Pottery Kiln Evolution, And Its Ceramics
Y.B. Tsetlin

39) Role Of Experiment In Reconstruction Of Fatjanovo Pottery Technology
H.V. Volkova

40) Raw Materials For Ceramic Production In The Berbati Valley, Argolid: A Diachronic Study
I.K. Whitbread, M.J. Ponting and B. Wells

41) Petrographic Analysis Of Bronze Age Ceramics From Cazis (GR, Switzerland)
 A. Zanco

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