What is our goal? We are in search of a grand collation of basic knowledge regarding the ceramic wares of the Levant from the Bronze Ages through Medieval times in order to systematically track their production and distribution. We are building a web application that will allow anybody to submit and search for information about ceramic wares, shapes, dates, and petrographic and archaeometric analyses, as well as provide illustrations and locate information on detailed topographic and soil maps.
The application and website will allow a long-term view of manufacturing traditions and innovations as well as reveal patterns of local, regional, and extra-regional exchange across periods. Scholars from various disciplinary approaches will have access to the enormous and powerful body of ceramic evidence and be able to deploy that evidence towards a broad understanding of economic and cultural developments throughout this vital region.