Société d'archéologie de l'uOttawa – uOttawa Archaeology Society

Archaeological Ceramics – Analysis and Conservation 4 week intensive course and field project? YES PLEASE!

The following is a course that would be great for those interested in archaeology, classics or museum studies.


The course aims to give basic knowledge and hands on experience in the field archaeological ceramics conservation. Through classroom and workshop sessions the participants will be introduced to the following knowledge and skills:

  • Learn about materials, manufacturing processes and the evolution of the ceramic technology
  • Typologies of ceramic objects from the Classical, Medieval and Early Modern period, normally found in archaeological sites inCentral Italy.
  • Analysis and documentation of ceramic artifacts, including diagnostic pottery and architectural components for their materials, morphology and object typology
  • Conservation including: cleaning, reassembly, infill techniques and presentation methods
  • Categorizing, organizing and storage of pottery sherds and other ceramic artifacts


Some of the work in the workshop will be done using recently excavated materials from the Baths of the ancient Roman town of Carsulae.


There are a couple of spaces left; therefore, the deadline for applications has been extended to March 31st, 2012.


Contact: Polly Withers, San Gemini Preservation Studies,

Further information: please visit the course WEBSITE and find our course flyer.




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