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Department of Archaeology


The PlaCe network is a high-profile partnership focused on the interdisciplinary study of pre-modern ceramics and plasters. This Innovative Training Network aims at training Early-Stage Researchers to conduct state-of-the-art, science-based research on the technology, use, and provenance of ceramics and plaster, integrating archaeological materials science with biomolecular archaeology. The geographic focus is the Eastern Mediterranean, but we are hoping to push methodological developments of significance in other regions. This is a €3.9 million research project fully funded by Europe’s Horizon2020, the EU Research and Innovation funding programme, as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action running from 2021 to 2025. The project is managed by The Cyprus Institute, with a number of interational partners.

Team Members

Marcos Martinon-Torres

Matthew Collins

Project Tags

Science, Technology and Innovation
Material Culture
Periods of interest: 
Classical - Roman
Copper/Bronze Age
Iron Age
Other Prehistory
Geographical areas: 
Egypt and Sudan
Mesopotamia and the Near East
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Museum Studies
Material Culture
Biomolecular Archaeology
Artefact Analysis & Technology
Computational and Quantitative Archaeology
Egyptology and Egyptian Language
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