Interdisciplinary ceramic studies as proxies for approaching Eastern Mediterranean societies of the 2nd and 1st millennia BC 

Session chairs: Dr Maria Dikomitou Eliadou, Dr Anna Georgiadou and Dr Artemis Georgiou

This session welcomes papers on interdisciplinary studies of ceramics from the entire region of the eastern Mediterranean, dated to the 2nd and 1st millennia BC. The general scope of this session is to bring together researchers that conduct research in the field of pottery analysis using different techniques and methodologies for tackling issues of archaeological significance and related to vessel morphology, ceramic technology, production, distribution, use and reuse, and the ceramics' afterlife, following their recovery. It is anticipated that the corpus of papers presented will stimulate research discussions regarding methodological approaches and in tandem they will contribute to our collective enhanced understanding of regional histories and ancient eastern Mediterranean communities.