A programme of petrographic and chemical analysis of Bronze Age to Late Roman pottery from Eretria aiming to characterise local production, on- and off-island exchange and the mobility of craftsmen and technology.
It will set the ground for understanding the role of one of the main actors in the so called Greek colonization phenomenon. This is the largest programme of sampling yet undertaken on Euboea, in close collaboration with the Lefkandi project. Based in the Fitch Laboratory, it provides an important opportunity to compare chemical data obtained from the Laboratory’s WD-XRF facility with the results of previous Neutron Activation analyses of Eretrian pottery. In collaboration with the Swiss School of Archaeology and the Ministry of Culture and Sport.
Collaborators: Sylvie Mueller Celka (ESAG/CNRS, Lyon) Tobias Krapf (Basel)