Welcome!

The LCP is a collaborative venture of archaeologists working on Levantine ceramics of all eras—from the Neolithic era (c. 5500 B.C.E.) through the Ottoman period (c. 1920). The LCP website is a digital resource where anybody can submit and find information about wares, shapes, specific vessels, scientific analyses, kiln sites, and chronology. Our goal is to build a robust digital tool that will make available an enormous data set, link scholars, and foster research throughout this vital region.

Periodic workshops are an integral component of the project. Workshops are always open to all scholars, students, and anybody interested in the study of Levantine pottery. The workshops allow LCP contributors to present new discoveries and discuss issues in common. In 2012 and 2013 the LCP hosted large multi-day workshops in Athens, Greece. In 2014 the LCP hosted a series of “mini-workshops”and seminars  in Jerusalem (Israel), Leuven (Belgium), Lyon (France), Raleigh NC (USA), and Haifa (Israel).

If you are interested in hosting or participating in an LCP workshop, please contact the LCP editor (aberlin@bu.edu) for more information.