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Dr Jill Hilditch
BA (Bristol), MSc (Sheffield), PhD (Exeter)

Offices:

Departmental Lecturer in Aegean Prehistory, Faculty of Classics
Tutor in Classical Archaeology (CAAH) and Archaeology and Anthropology, Keble College

Address:

Keble College
Oxford
OX1 3PG

Email: jillian.hilditch@classics.ox.ac.uk

Dr Jill Hilditch

Profile:

2011-2015: Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) – Postdoctoral Fellow/Assistant Professor, New Perspectives on Ancient Pottery project (NPAP)
2009-2011: University of Toronto – Postdoctoral Fellow in the Aegean Material Culture Lab
2002-2005: Fitch Laboratory, British School at Athens – Williams Fellow in Ceramic Petrography

Research Keywords:

Aegean Prehistory; Cycladic island archaeology; ceramic analysis; archaeological survey; material culture studies; ancient technologies and craft transmission.

Research Interests:

I am an Aegean archaeologist specialising in ceramics, technological transfer and social practices from the Neolithic to the Late Bronze Age. My dual training in archaeology and geology has allowed me to become a specialist within the field of ceramic petrography, which I integrate within broader approaches to material culture to understand patterns of craft production and exchange in prehistoric societies.

Selected Publications:

'Reconsidering technological transmission: the introduction of the potter’s wheel at Ayia Irini, Kea, Greece', (eds.), Co-author: Gorogianni, E., Abell,, American Journal of Archaeology, Vol: 120 (2), (In press).

'Chapter 4 - Colonial cups? The Minoan plain handleless cup as iconic inter- regional object', in Pots, Palaces and Politics: The Evolution and Socio-Political Significance of Plain Ware Traditions in the 2nd Millennium BC Near East and East Mediterranean, Glatz, C. (ed.), (Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press 2015), 91-113.

'Milesian imports and exchange networks in the southern Aegean', in Festschrift in honour of Prof. Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, Kouka, O., Kaiser, I. & P. Diamantopoulos (eds.), Co-author: Knappett, C, (Athens: Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. 2015), 151-161.

'Taking the coarse with the fine: the application of automated SEM-EDS to the Bronze Age ceramic assemblage at Iasos', in Insights from Innovation: new light on archaeological ceramics, Jervis, B., Coxon, S. and Sibbesson (eds.), Co-author: Hilditch, J., Pirrie, D., Knappett, C., Momigliano, N. & G. Rollinson, (Southampton: Southampton University Monograph Series 2015).

'Analyzing technological standardization: revisiting the Minoan conical cup', in Mediterranean ceramics: standardization, variation and people’s choices (late 2nd to late 1st millennium BC), Kotsonas, A. (ed.), (Peeters: Leuven 2014), 21-33.