Pottery is one the most ubiquitous artefacts we recover archaeologically and is often the backbone of chronologies for understanding past cultures, but what if there’s a bigger story that it can tell us? Caroline Jeffra and Richard Thér join us for October’s #FinallyFriday to dive deep into the archaeology of technology.
Dr Caroline Jeffra is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, where her research focuses on the identification of pottery-making techniques in the Bronze Age Agean. In particular, she uses experimental archaeology to explore innovation and social development via to the introduction of the potter’s wheel. Dr Richard Thér is an assistant professor at the University Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic. His research investigates the origin of the potter’s wheel in central Europe, and also involves the development of the methodology for identification of ancient pottery manufacturing techniques related mainly to pottery forming and firing.
Join us for a rich exploration of the way that technology spreads from person to person in the past, the ways that different archaeological experiments complement each other, and future directions using cutting edge technology to study the past of technology. Our guests will be live on the EXARC Discord to answer your questions on Friday, 2 October 2020 at 17:00h Central European Time. We look forward to see you there!