As part of the Distinguished Virtual Seminar Series in Archaeological Science, the Cranfield Forensic Institute is hosting Dr. Moujan Matin (University of Toronto).
Dr. Matin will speak about her work on cross-craft interactions in ceramics and metallurgy:
Cross-Technological Interactions: The Accidental Discovery of Ceramic Glazes as By-Product of Copper Smelting?
This talk grapples with the question: how were the first ceramic glazes discovered or invented? Drawing upon the results of experimental replications and archaeological evidence, the paper explores the possibility that the earliest glazes were produced as by-products of copper-smelting practices during the late Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age in the Near East and Egypt.Please register to receive the meeting details.