Rather than blog this week, we would like to congratulate our colleague Dr. Jade Bageot and the TECHNOPREGYPT team for winning a fellowship through the POLONEZ BIS 1 funding program. The project investigates relationships between ceramic technology and socio-political development in Egypt during the 4th and early 3rd millennia BCE.
The project will investigate Naqada ceramic material from the Aswan-Kom Ombo Archaeological Project, The Egyptian Museum of Turin, the National Museum in France, and the Archaeological Museum in Krakow in order to analyze and reconstruct the manufacturing process from the Naqada I to the Old Kingdom. This focus on Middle and Upper Egyptian corpora complements Dr. Bageot’s previous work in the Nile Delta, and we look forward to her insights comparing how ceramic traditions developed throughout Egypt!
The project aims to understand how ceramic production was organized, how various technical traditions affected one another, what kind of manufacturing system predominated as production became more centralized, and to what extent centralized and domestic production co-existed with one another. For more information please check out this link, and especially the project abstract! In closing we would like to extend a hearty congratulations to Dr. Bageot from the entire Borderscape Project team, and look forward to collaborating in the future!