Kyle Jazwa Spent the Summer Studying (and Making!) Ancient Greek Architecture

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Dr. Kyle Jazwa recently returned from Greece where he studied unpublished clay architectural fragments from several sites, including Rouf (Attica), the Athenian Agora, and Dimini. He also visited the Netherlands where he continued his experimental archaeology collaboration with Dr. Caroline Jeffra ("Tracing the Potter's Wheel," at the University of Amsterdam). They made several more Early Bronze Age roofing tiles and performed numerous tests to determine the effects of straw temper on the "wet strength" of clay pastes.

 
  • Making Early Bronze Age roofing tiles
    Making Early Bronze Age roofing tiles
  • The tiles!
    The tiles!
  • Testing the wet strength of straw tempered clay
    Testing the wet strength of straw tempered clay
  • Some of the architectural material from Dimini that Dr. Jazwa studied
    Some of the architectural material from Dimini that Dr. Jazwa studied