Archaeology Seminar Series: "The Levantine Ceramics Project ("

Talk by Dr. Andrea Berlin, Boston University, Archaeology Program. History is a lock-box – but we archaeologists have a magic key: pottery! Pottery makes people and their activities visible. The LCP is a digital tool devoted to pottery made anywhere in the Levant, anytime from the Neolithic period to the end of the Ottoman empire (5500 BCE-1920 CE). It is a custom-built web application that allows anybody to submit, share, and digitally publish data on vessels, wares, petro-fabrics, and scientific analyses – information that betters our understanding of Levantine societies, cultures, and economies. The LCP is open-access: anybody may contribute information. Entries can be edited, so the site is both an archive and an updatable research tool. The LCP connects scholars to scholarship, and accelerates collaborative research on Levantine history of all eras.Come learn what the LCP is – and how you can help!

When 12:20 pm to 1:10 pm on Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Location Gabel Museum of Archaeology, 675 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 253, Boston, MA