Books: B. Horejs, R. Jung and Peter Pavúk (Eds.): Analysing Pottery. Processing – Classification – Publication. Studia Archaeologica et Medievalia X. Bratislava, 2010.

Dear colleagues and friends,

The summer is definitely over (at least in Central Europe) and with most of us now home from various digs or study seasons, I would like to announce the publication of the following volume:

B. Horejs, R. Jung and Peter Pavúk (Eds.): Analysing Pottery. Processing – Classification – Publication. Studia Archaeologica et Medievalia X. Bratislava, 2010.
DinA4 size, soft cover, 325 pages, ISBN: 978-80-223-2748-0, price 45,00 Euro

The volume looks back at two scientific meetings, both discussing the basic question of
how to deal with large amounts of pottery from long-term excavations. Due to the important role of methodology, we have actively sought out contributions from a wider range of geographic regions and chronological periods. Thus, this volume includes studies from Greece, Egypt, Anatolia, Italy, and Central Europe, covering periods from Bronze Age to Early Medieval. A table of contents is attached below. For more information please see

Since this subject was bit too narrow for our publishing house, the volume will be made available by alternate means, either via book exchange (contact Dr. Peter Pavuk under or online at

If you find this volume useful, please forward this information to your local librarian.


B. Horejs – R. Jung – P. Pavúk
Introductory Remarks, or What Should Be Done with a Pile of Sherds

B. Horejs
Possibilities and Limitations in Analysing Ceramic Wares

L. Berger
Zur Terminologie und Definition der Oberflächenbehandlung anhand gebrannter Gefäße in der prähistorischen Keramikforschung

J. Machacek
Zur Methode der Bearbeitung der (frühmittelalterlichen) Keramik aus Siedlungsarealen

P. Pavúk
Pottery Processing at Troy. Typology, Stratigraphy and Correspondence Analysis: How Do They Work Together?

K. Sabatová
Möglichkeiten der statistischen Methoden bei der Auswertung eines bronzezeitlichen Fundorts (Práslavice, Mähren, Tschechische Republik)

J. Kneisel – H. Dibbern – S. Diers
Ein Aufnahmesystem für bronzezeitliche Keramik

R. Jung
Classification, Counting and Publication of Aegean-Type Pottery around the Mediterranean

L. Girella
The Gold of Rhadamanthus: Ceramic Deposits and Wares Distribution at Phaistos and Ayia Triada during Middle Minoan III period

D. P. Mielke
Kusakli und Bogazköy (Türkei) – Zwei Ansätze zur Bearbeitung großer Keramikmengen aus hethitischen Kontexten

B. Bader
Processing and Analysis of Ceramic Finds at the Egyptian Site of Tell el-Daba/Avaris (“Eves” and Other Strange Animals)

B. Lis
Cooking Pottery in the Late Bronze Age Aegean – an Attempt at a Methodological Approach

T. Scarano
The Burnt Layer of the Apennine Fortification Walls of Roca (Lecce, Italy): the Typological Classification of Pottery Assemblages as an Instrument for Functional Characterisation of Archaeological Contexts

C. Tappert
Statistical Analysis and Historical Interpretation – La Tène Pottery from Straubing-Bajuwarenstraße, Lower Bavaria

M. Corremans – J. Poblome – P. Bes – M. Waelkens
The Quantification of Amphorae from Roman Sagalassos, Southwest Turkey

W. Gauss
Ägina Kolonna – Materialaufnahme, Dokumentation und Datenverwaltung

Dr. Peter Pavúk
Department of Archaeology
Program in Classical Archaeology
Comenius University
Gondova 2
SK-81499 Bratislava

+421-2-59339-389, -285
+421-905-309 144

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