Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Romain David (dir.)
Concise Manual for Ceramic Studies

Africae Studies

This manual is intended to accompany the training of future ceramic specialists in the Arab world. Resulting from the collaboration of four major institutions of French archaeology abroad: the Section française de la direction des Antiquités du Soudan (Sfdas), the Institut français d’Archéologie orientale (Ifao), the Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo) and the Centre français de recherche de la péninsule arabique (Cefrepa), it draws on the recent work of specialists from the Nile Valley, the Near East and the Arabian Peninsula to shed light on the theoretical reflections that have enriched ceramic studies in recent decades. Providing a genuine field tool, this volume is nonetheless a skilfully illustrated collection of the contribution of ceramic studies to the understanding of human history.

This is the English version of the manual. The bilingual version (English / Arabic) is available here:  https://page.hn/yq8gch

  • Éditeur : Africae, Soleb
  • Collection : Africae Studies
  • Lieu d’édition : Paris, Khartoum, Nairobi
  • Année d’édition : 2022
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 03 juillet 2023
  • Nombre de pages : 167 p.


Romain David et Mustafa Ahmad

I. The First Steps on the Field

Valentina Vezzoli et Saskia Buechner-Matthews
I.1 Definition of Methodology according to the Archaeological Context
Saskia Buechner-Matthews et Valentina Vezzoli
I.2 Management of the Ceramics during Fieldwork
Saskia Buechner-Matthews
I.3 Storage and Conservation Strategy

II. Ceramic Classification

Saskia Buechner-Matthews et Anne Benoist
II.2 Field Sorting Pottery Groups
Bettina Bader et Mary Ownby
II.3 The Pottery Fabrics
Lara Maritan et Mary Ownby
II.4 Ceramic Laboratory Analyses
Katarzyna Danys et Bogusław Franczyk
II.6 Ethnoarchaeology and Experimental Archaeology

III. Documentation of the Assemblages

Romain David et Saskia Buechner-Matthews
III.1 Quantification
Valentina Vezzoli et Saskia Buechner-Matthews
III.2 Selection of Forms to be Recorded
Katarzyna Danys et Saskia Buechner-Matthews
III.3 Numbering the Objects
Valentina Vezzoli et Saskia Buechner-Matthews
III.4 Ceramic Description
Saskia Buechner-Matthews et Romain David
III.5 Drawing and Photography

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