Basic and Applied Research in the Field of Ceramology

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Conference at KFL:

An international conference "Prehistoric Pottery across the Baltic - Regions, Influences and Methods"

Work in progress for a publication on the proceedings of the conference, contributions are accepted until the end of January.



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Workshop vid KFL:

Teknisk keramik, bronshantverk och samhällsförändring
Den 2/6 2014 kommer en workshop att hållas vid KFL i Lund. Temat är förändring under skiftet brons-järnålder. Förändring syftar till skiften i teknologi, samhällsordning, nya kontaktnät, import och export, nya material etc. Mer info...

Anders Lindahl has been awarded Visiting Professor at University of Pretoria.

Anders Lindahl and Vice-Principal Stephanie Burton

The Ceramics lab on TV

Anders Lindahl shows how to use a h-XRF in order to analyse medieval bricks in the TV-program "Vetenskapens Värld".

It starts at 36:35 min

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New Ceramics lab at UP, South Africa

The Laboratory for Ceramic Research in Lund is collaborating with the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, Univerity of Pretoria; South Africa to set up a Research lab for Ceramic Analyses.


3D-scanning to document artifacts is a outstanding method. It is also a good tool to analyse decoration.


"To see a world in a grain of sand..."

The project to collect and evaluate all thin-section analyses is going on and progresses are made. Almost 4500 analyses has been done from all parts of the world. Most of them are made on Swedish material but a comprehensive material comes among others from Denmark, Norway, Germany and Africa…

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In order to understand older communities you have to have both theoretical and practical knowledge. The laboratory provides courses for archaeologists and others how to make pottery, iron and other metals as well as basic geology.

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Various analysis show how different ceramic materials have been produced. To study traditions in craftsmanship enhance understanding of both the older technology and the communities.



The laboratory continuously carries out research to test methods and evaluate the results. The goal is to understand the societies in which the artefacts were produced.

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