Projects

Syalakh Culture. Siktyakh I site
2020-ongoing
The use of pottery by the hunter-gatherer cultures of Northeast Asia is a topic of increasing interest. Recent studies have highlighted that early pottery in Japan, the Russian far east, and Alaska was used to process aquatic resources.
Map TRD Brazil
2019-2023
TRADITION is an ERC-Consolidator Grant funded research project that will assess the long-term development of small-scale fisheries in South America, and their legacy to present day food security and poverty alleviation.
2016-ongoing
A new research project led by the British Museum, University of York and the Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology (ZBSA), Schleswig, Germany will tackle the origins, adoption and use of pottery vessels by hunter-gatherers in NE Europe.
Sample preparation at the University of York in 2016 (Özge Demirci).
2016-2019
This research project examines the use of pottery dating to the Late Mesolithic Swifterbant culture from an inter-site, regional, and inter-regional perspective.
Early phase pottery sherd from Zamostje 2 (courtesy of Olga Lozovskaya).
2016-2019
This PhD research project is one of 15 Marie Curie funded European Joint Doctoral Training awards as a part of the ArchSci2020, network.
Pottery from the Alaska Peninsula
2015-2019
This PhD research project, led by Marjolein Admiraal of the University of Groningen, is focused on the evolution of the function of pottery and stone bowls in Southwest Alaska during the past 9,000 years.
Map showing the site locations and number of samples (Miriam Cubas)
2015-2017
This project is focused on the study of the role of pottery across the transition to farming in Southern Europe, specifically along the Atlantic coastline. The arrival of farming had important consequences on many aspects of human society, from health to ideology, and this process constitutes a key...
2014-2017
Ceramic cooking vessels represent one of the most significant innovations in human history and had a profound impact on the subsequent development of human culinary behaviour. Some of the world's earliest pottery derived from East Asia. What caused this innovation?
Prolonged/elongated bowl from Kääpa (Kriiska et al. 1999).
2014-2016
This project focused on the analysis of the earliest ceramics in Estonia, the so-called Narva-type pottery. A total of 12 sites covering different environments and settlement systems were sampled, including islands and inland sites as well as riverine estuaries and coastal regions.
Reconstructed Vinette I vessel from the Peace Bridge site, Ontario (courtesy of Archaeological Services Inc).
2011-2013
Pottery production in Northeastern North America initially developed 3000 years ago. This project has demonstrated that the increasing use of pottery in that region was not an adaptive response to increased reliance on specific kinds of wild foodstuffs, as previously thought.
Food crust in a Funnel Beaker vessel (Eva Koch)
2007-2010
The aim of the ‘Late foragers and early farmers of the Baltic’ project was to investigate the origins, use, dating and social context of Late Mesolithic and Early Neolithic pottery.
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