CMRAE Summer Petrography Intensive

CMARE invites applications to their new summer intensive course on ceramic petrography. This course is designed for students and early career researchers with some pre-existing knowledge of ceramic petrography who wish to sharpen their analytical skills and implement this technique in their research. The program is an analog to an archaeological field school, but focuses on expanding participants’ knowledge of post-excavation research activities. The program will take placed July 24-August 18, 2023.

Students will spend one month in Boston honing their petrographic skills while getting hands-on training in micro-structural characterization and the identification of technological features as observed in ancient ceramics. The instructors will guide participants through a wide number of laboratory exercises that will build the necessary foundation for the detailed analysis of archaeological ceramic assemblages. Participants are strongly suggested to bring a set prepared thin sections from their own research to analyze during the course. For more information, please visit:

Interested students should fill out an initial application by March 31st. More details will be provided to accepted applicants.

For questions, please email Dr. Jennifer Meanwell ([email protected]) and Dr. Will Gilstrap ([email protected])