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Archaeometric Research in Iran and its Neighbouring Regions: Recent Activities and Future Perspective | Part 2 Pyrotechnology and Ceramic Production

6. December 2021 @ 17:00 - 18:30

(7:30 – 9:00 pm Iranian Time)


We kindly invite you to our second session of our monthly online-series ‘Archaeometric Research in Iran and Neighbouring Regions’ with lectures from and discussions among experts.

This month’s topic is on: Pyrotechnology and Ceramic Production in Iran and its Neighbouring Regions


*Kinetics or Thermodynamics: How to Understand the Production Process of Artificial Millstones*

Dr. Moslem Mishmastnehi, University of Bamberg, Germany


*Grey Pottery in Northern and Northeastern Iranian Plateau*

Dr. Moein Elami, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany


Invited Experts (Discussion Panel):

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Cultrone, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Granada

Prof. Dr. Julian Henderson, Department of classics and archaeology, University of Nottingham


Please register and obtain your link for this workshop session


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


General Information on this online workshop series:

According to archaeological studies, the Iranian Plateau can be considered as an important region in the ancient Near East. Furthermore, the study of archaeological materials from the Iranian Plateau using cutting edge technology has brought new insight during the last decades. Archaeometric studies identified significant characteristics in the relationship between human and nature for a wide range of periods of the Iranian Plateau’s history. However, many archaeological questions concerning, for example, life, trade and technology still need to be answered using different kinds of methods and tools.

During each session we will present two lectures with focus on one specific topic on Iran and its neighbouring regions discussed via archaeometric studies and followed by a discussion that is chaired by two to three invited experts. Topics include archaeometallurgy, ceramic analysis, stone and natural inorganic materials, building material and masonry, pigments, organic materials and bioarchaeology, just to mention a few; each session will last approximately 60 – 90 min.

The aim of this online series is to exhibit an overview of archaeometric research performed on Iranian cultural materials and in relation to neighbouring regions. We intend to not only discuss the results but also to identify advantages, problems and new potentials in the study of ancient material culture. In summary, we aim to develop a forum for the discourse on archaeometric studies and its future in Iran and the neighbouring regions among researchers.

The online-series is established and performed within the SPP-DFG 2176 programme: ‘The Iranian Highlands: Resiliences and Integration of Premodern Societies’. We also welcome interested scholars to participate presenting a lecture. If you are interested, please contact Sepideh Jamshidi Yeganeh (see below).


Dr. Omid Oudbashi, Art University of Isfahan (Coordinator) in collaboration with the

German Archaeological Institute

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum

Freie Universität Berlin

Executive Committee

Dr. Kristina A. Franke, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum

Nicolas Schimerl (MA), Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum

Sepehr Bahadori (MSc), Art University of Isfahan

Scientific Committee

Dr. Omid Oudbashi, Art University of Isfahan

Dr. Kristina A. Franke, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum

Dr. Nima Nezafati, Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum

Prof. Dr. Thomas Stöllner, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum


Sepideh Jamshidi Yeganeh: dfg.spp@gmail.com


All announcements will be published online via https://iranhighlands.com/ (DFG-SPP2176), www.richt.ir (RICHT) and https://en.aui.ac.ir/ (Art University of Isfahan).



6. December 2021
17:00 - 18:30
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