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Early Iron Age Pottery: A Quantitative Approach

Round Table - Athens, November 28-30, 2008

Round Table organized by the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece in collaboration with the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Although a quantitative approach to Early Iron Age pottery is not uncommon in recent studies, methods for classifying, counting and presenting differ greatly from a site to another. The goal of the Round Table is to tackle this issue from a theoretical as well as a practical point of view with archaeologists confronted to large assemblage from excavations.

The program consists of two parts. First, a series of papers (between ten and fifteen) will present recent studies involving quantitative methods. A wide array of topics may be addressed (chrono-typology, stylistic influences, practical uses, etc.), provided that a quantitative approach is used. Periods covered go ca. from the 10th to the 7th c. BC (Protogeometric, Geometric and Early Archaic periods); other periods might also be considered. Second, an open discussion on methods for classifying and counting pottery will close the session. The objective is to define common guidelines suitable for all in order to facilitate future comparative studies between sites.

Research projects can also be presented through posters. The proceedings of the Round Table will be published.




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