The Levantine Ceramics Project (LCP) (مشروع آثار خزف بلاد الشام)

The Levantine Ceramics Project (LCP) is an open-access database of ceramic wares, shapes, and laboratory analyses produced anywhere in the Levant, which includes the modern nations of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, and Egypt. The focus is on ceramics of all eras—from the Neolithic era (c. 5500 B.C.E.) through the Ottoman period (c. 1920 C.E.).

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Author Andrea M. Berlin (LCP Editor)
Maintainer Prela | Digital Humanities specialists
Last Updated February 19, 2021, 16:05 (GMT)
Created March 30, 2020, 11:43 (BST)
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Project principal and co-investigators

Andrea M. Berlin (LCP Editor)

Project team

Amnon Ben-Tor, Hebrew University (LCP Editor)

Andrea M. Berlin, Boston University (LCP Editor)

Debora Sandhaus, Tel Aviv University and Israel Antiquities Authority (LCP Editor)

Paula Waiman Barak, Tel Aviv University (LCP Editor)

Matthew J. Adams, W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Reserach (LCP Editorial Board)

Austin Alexander, Udacity, International Team (LCP Editorial Board)

Björn Anderson, University of Iowa (LCP Editorial Board)

J.P. Dessel, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (LCP Editorial Board)

Jennifer Gates-Foster, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (LCP Editorial Board)

R. Gül Gürtekin Demir, Department of Archaeology, Ege University (LCP Editorial Board)

Sharon Herbert, University of Michigan (LCP Editorial Board)

Nicholas Hudson, University of North Carolina Wilmington (LCP Editorial Board)

Hazar Kaba, Sinop University (LCP Editorial Board)

Ekin Kozal, Çanakkale University (LCP Editorial Board)

Brandon R. Olson, Metropolitan State University (LCP Editorial Board)

Micaela Sinibaldi, Cardiff University (LCP Editorial Board)

Matthew Spigelman, New York University (LCP Editorial Board)

Peter J. Stone, Virginia Commonwealth University (LCP Editorial Board)

Asil Yaman, University of Pennsylvania (LCP Editorial Board)

Brigitte Keslinke, University of Colorado Boulder (LCP Student Advisory Board)

Inbar Meyerson, Tel Aviv University (LCP Student Advisory Board)

Barak Monnickendam-Givon, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (LCP Student Advisory Board)

Project start date 2013-01-01
Project status Ongoing
Project funder

Boston University’s Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computational Research

Citation information

Levantine Ceramics Project, (2020), About LCP. (last accessed 05/05/2020)

Time Periods Neolithic Unspecified, Byzantine, Chalcolithic Unspecified, Iron Age unspecified, Hellenistic, Persian, Roman, Nabataean, Islamic Unspecified, Bronze Age Unspecified
Data type Images Artefact Drawing, Text technical report, Images Photograph, Scientific and statistical data formats