Principal Researcher: William Gilstrap (University of Sheffield, UK)
A project which will investigate ceramic production technology and exchange during the Late Helladic IIIB period in the area of the Saronic Gulf, including coastal Attica and Argolid. Pottery from a range of Mycenaean sites will be examined, including several investigated by the Greek Archaeological Service, the University of Ioannina and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. The identification and characterisation of specific centres of production of both fine and coarse-wares form the focus of work, requiring the development of new multi-technique chemical protocols. The research project, which will be supervised by Dr Peter Day, will form part of the department’s commitment to the ‘NARNIA’ Marie Curie Initial Training Network, financed under the ‘People’ program of the European Union, and coordinated by the University of Cyprus. The post offers the possibility of gaining a doctoral degree with a leading research team.