Wednesday 1 February 2017

International Workshop

The forthcoming workshop entitled “Pottery Production at Eretria (Euboea) from Early Helladic to Hellenistic Times” is the outcome of an ongoing collaborative project between the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece, The Fitch laboratory of the British School at Athens and the CNRS. This interdisciplinary program combines macroscopic, petrographic and chemical analyses towards a diachronic investigation of pottery production and supply on the site from the early third millennium (Early Bronze Age) to the end of the first millennium BC (Hellenistic period). The main objective is to characterise, both compositionally and technologically, local Eretrian production tracing variations and changes in local craftsmanship over time, but also imported vessels investigating the site’s changing role in regional and interregional networks.

Venue: Lausanne University, Anthropole building, room 2055/3017

Schedule: Thursday 02/03, 9.45-17.00; Friday 03/03, 9.00-17.00

S. Müller Celka (sylvie.muller-celka@mom.fr)
Karl Reber (karl.reber@unil.ch)
Thierry Theurillat (thierry.theurillat@unil.ch)
Tobias Krapf (tobias.krapf@esag.swiss)

Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece

Fitch Laboratory – British School at Athens

CNRS – Laboratoire Archéorient


Program and abstracts


Lausanne-Workshop-Ceramic-2017-program Lausanne-Workshop-Ceramic-2017-Abstracts


A review of the contributions to the workshop is available online on ArchéOrient blog.


Thursday 2nd of March, Anthropole building, room 2055

9h45 – 10h15   Reception of  participants – coffee

10h15 – 10h20  Opening remarks  Karl Reber (ESAG, dir./Lausanne University)

10h20 – 10h30  A brief history of the Eretria pottery analysis project Sylvie Müller Celka (ESAG/CNRS Lyon)

10h30 – 11h15  Pottery production at Eretria through time: methodology and results of the integrated analysis of ceramic products and raw materials Evangelia Kiriatzi (Fitch Laboratory, dir.), Noemi S. Müller (Fitch Laboratory), Xenia Charalambidou (ESAG/Fitch Laboratory).

11h15 – 11h30  Discussion

11h30 – 12h00  Analysis of potential raw materials for pottery production in the vicinity of Lefkandi, Euboea Ian Whitbread (BSA/Leicester University) Evangelia Kiriatzi (Fitch Laboratory, dir.), Noemi Müller (Fitch Laboratory)

12h00 – 12h30  Discussion

12h30 – 14h00  Lunch break

14h00 – 14h30  Early Helladic pottery from Eretria: Cultural influence versus technological change Sylvie Müller Celka (ESAG/CNRS Lyon)

14h30 – 15h00  High quality pottery made in a small village on top of a rock? Characterising Middle Helladic Eretria Tobias Krapf (ESAG/Basel University)

15h00 – 15h30  Discussion

15h30 – 16h00  Coffee break

16h00 – 16h30  Geometric and early Archaic pottery in Eretria: results of the macroscopic, petrographic and chemical analyses Xenia Charalambidou (ESAG/Fitch Laboratory), Samuel Verdan (ESAG/Lausanne University), Thierry Theurillat (ESAG/Lausanne University)

16h30 – 17h00  Preliminary results of the compositional characterization of the pottery from the Hygeionomeion cemetery (Spanou plot) at Eretria Xenia Charalambidou (ESAG/Fitch Laboratory), Evangelia Kiriatzi (Fitch Laboratory, dir.), Noemi S. Müller (Fitch Laboratory)

17h00 – 17h30  Discussion


Friday 3rd of March – Anthropole building, room 3017

9h00 – 9h30   Reception of participants – coffee

9h30 – 10h00  The Eretrian miniature hydriae: archaeological contexts, fabric groups and functions Sandrine Huber (ESAG/Lorraine University)

10h00 – 10h30  Eretrian pottery of the Classical period Kristine Gex (ESAG/Lausanne University), Claudia Gamma (ESAG/ Basel University)

10h30 – 11h00  Discussion

11h00 – 11h30  Three pottery groups from the Hellenistic plain ware production at Eretria Guy Ackermann (ESAG/Lausanne University)

11h30 – 12h00  Discussion

12h00 – 14h00  Lunch break

14h00 – 17h00  Synthesis of results and final discussion, directed by Sylvie Müller Celka (ESAG/CNRS Lyon), Evangelia Kiriatzi (Fitch Laboratory, dir.), Karl Reber (ESAG, dir./Lausanne University)