Transdisciplinary and innovative approaches to cultural heritage

History, criticism and preservation of cultural heritage


Host Department
Department of Cultural Heritage: Archaeology and History of Art, Cinema and Music



Research Topic B

Abstract of the proposed UNIPhD research project


The project will examine the production and application technology of coatings of the polychrome pottery from Mahtoutabad (SE Iran), dated in the 4th-3rd mil. BC. Macroscopic examination and archaeometric analyses will be combined with experimental reproduction of pots, held at the university of Padua in collaboration with the university of Tübingen and THETIS AUTHENTICS pottery workshop in Athens. The study aims at exploring the organization of production and the interactions developed in SE Iran, and at creating a reference material and a reproduction protocol for future pottery studies.



Short bio

Eirini Koutouvaki has completed her BA studies in History and Archaeology and MA studies in Prehistoric Archaeology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. After that, she was admitted in the MSc Archaeological Science at the University of Tübingen and was awarded two scholarships. During her studies, she has specialized in ceramic analysis, while she has acquired further international experience and training in this field through internships and the attendance of relevant workshops in London, Mannheim, and Tübingen. Finally, she has attended international conferences and has been first author of one article.

Topic assigned to
Eirini Koutouvaki


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