The Early Pottery Research Group (EPRG) is an international team researching the reasons for the innovation and dispersal of ceramic container technology in prehistory using biomolecular science.

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The EPRG undertakes a wide range of analytical research utilising a variety of cutting edge scientific techniques, often as collaborative exercises with other bodies.

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Taché, K., Jaffe, Y., Craig, O.E., Lucquin, A., Zhou, J., Wang, H., Jiang, S., Standall, E., and Flad, R.K. (2021). What do 'barbarians' eat? Integrating ceramic use-wear and residue analysis in the study of food and society at the margins of Bronze Age China. PLoS One, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0250819

Breu, A., Gómez-Bach, A., Heron, C., Rosell-Melé, A. and Molist, M. (2021). Variation in pottery use across the Early Neolithic in the Barcelona plain. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 13(3), p.53. DOI:10.1007/s12520-021-01296-2

Drieu, L., Orecchioni, P., Capelli, C., Meo, A., Lundy, J., Sacco, V., Arcifa, L., Molinari, A., Carver, M. and Craig, O. E. (2021). Chemical evidence for the persistence of wine production and trade in Early Medieval Islamic Sicily. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(10): e2017983118. DOI:10.1073/pnas.2017983118

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