Identität und Materialität: Was sagen Räume, Orte und Objekte über Menschen und ihre Lebensformen?
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Carolin Jauß studied Near Eastern Archaeology, Languages of the Ancient Near East and Middle Eastern Studies at the Asian Studies Department, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i. Br. and Anthropology at the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA. For her master’s thesis she analyzed early Bronze Age to Islamic pottery from a survey in the Anti-Lebanon Mountains (“Der Antilibanon-Survey 2001/2002. Bearbeitung des Fundmaterials und methodische Einordnung. Mit einer Betrachtung der naturräumlichen Gegebenheiten und sozioökonomischen Potentiale.“). After a stay at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, she was a teaching and research assistant at the Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Vorderasiatische Archäologie. Currently she is writing her doctoral thesis on the role of ceramic vessels in commensal practice within the project “Commensality and Shared Space in the Context of Early State and Urban Development in Mesopotamia and Southwest Iran” of the Topoi research group C-III Acts.
Gerwulf Schneider is a research associate of the Archaeometry Workgroup at the Institute for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry of the FU Berlin. His research contributes to the work of Group A-III-3 “Economic Spaces: Scientific Analysis of Wheel-Made Pottery”.
Together with Dr Malgorzata Daszkiewicz (ARCHEA) Warsaw, he carries out chemical, mineralogical and technological research on ceramics. His research goal is to classify and determine the origins of ceramics, on the basis of which questions regarding the transfer of technology and the organization of production and distribution of ceramics can be discussed. The examples provided range from the Neolithic to the Modern Era.
Special Work Areas: Central Europe, Mediterranean Hellenism up to late antiquity. The Near East, the Sudan.
The distribution of ceramics can yield important information about the centers of production and areas in which the products were distributed or traded. In order to determine such ‘economic spaces’ methods and technologies of Archaeometry are applied. The project involves analysis of wheel-made pottery of the late Iron Age (c. 250–50 BC) and of the Roman period in the barbaricum (c. 200–400 AD).