Levantine Ceramics Project

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Last updated: 8/2/21

The Levantine Ceramics Project (LCP) is a collaborative venture of archaeologists working throughout the region of the Levant to make the evidence of ceramic wares, shapes, and laboratory analyses readily available. The project has two components: periodic workshops and a public, interactive website. The focus is on ceramics of all eras—from the Neolithic era (c. 5500 B.C.E.) through the Ottoman period (c. 1920 C.E.)—produced anywhere in the Levant, which includes the modern nations of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, and Egypt. The goal is to build a digital resource that makes it simple to submit, share, search for, refine, and use ceramic evidence.

The LCP is open access. Anybody can search the site or sign up and submit information, whether long published or newly discovered. For those submitting information, three levels of privacy are available. Submitted data can be made fully public, meaning anybody searching the site will see it; submitted data can be made visible only to other site contributors; or submitted data can be made private, meaning that only the person who submitted it is able to view it. In this way the LCP can function simultaneously as an archival resource for published, publicly available information as well as a place for scholars to post and communicate with each other about work in progress.

The LCP is a project of the American Society of Overseas Research.

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