The Athenian Pottery project seeks to understand, at a fundamental level, the materials and techniques employed by ancient artisans to create the iconic red and black figure pottery of ancient Athens. Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, scientists from the GCI, together with. . . (more)

Selection of Study Set

Selecting pottery sherds for study

Visual Examination

Using 3-D microscopy for examination

Compositional Analysis
of Sherds

Characterization of
Ceramic Microstructure

Collecting high-resolution images

Characterization of
Ceramic Microchemistry

Reference and
Replicate Materials

Related Materials

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