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Podcast #12: Thrown Together: Potters, Painters, and Ceramic Production with Sanchita Balachandran

On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Sanchita Balachandran, Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum.

Listen in, as she speaks to us about the sensory experience of ancient potters and painters, her experimental archaeology project at Johns Hopkins, and the underdrawings on Greek painted pottery.

Image of the Month

Curse Tablet from Gloucestershire
Lead curse tablet from Gloucestershire, dated to the 2nd–4th c. CE. Inscription in latin reads:
“Biccus gives Mercury whatever he has lost (that the thief), whether man or male may not urinate nor defecate nor speak nor sleep nor stay awake nor [have] well-being or health, unless he bring (it) in the temple of Mercury; nor gain consciousness of (it) unless with my intervention.”
British Museum inv. 1978,0102.80 (© The Trustees of the British Museum, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)


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