Dorot Director Emeritus Seymour Gitin Publishes First Two Volumes of Comprehensive Corpus of Ceramic Forms

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NOV. 5, 2015

Dorot Director Emeritus Seymour Gitin is pleased to announce the publication of the two-volume work The Ancient Pottery of Israel and Its Neighbors from the Iron Age through the Hellenistic Period. He is editor of and contributor to what will be a four volume “ceramic bible” for archaeological and historical research in the countries of the eastern Mediterranean basin. Volumes covering the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods and the Bronze Age are currently in preparation.

These first two volumes offer a comprehensive corpus of ceramic forms and their typological development, organized according to period, geographical region, and cultural tradition. The focus of each chapter is on the most characteristic pottery types and decorative motifs selected from a wide range of sites. Unique in scope, this publication presents a wide range of ceramic types accompanied by specially prepared pottery plates and color photos illustrating thousands of forms. A classic reference work, it serves as an essential resource for archaeologists and other scholars and students of ancient Near Eastern studies.

This work is sponsored by the Israel Exploration Society, the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, the Israel Antiquities Authority, and the American Schools of Oriental Research.

Orders can be made through the Israel Exploration Society with this form.