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Julie Hruby is Assistant Professor of Classics at Dartmouth College, where she teaches Greek archaeology. She has been working on plain-ware pottery from the pantries of the Palace of Nestor at Pylos since 2002 and has several other ongoing research projects, including the study of population attributes of human fingerprints on archaeological objects, replication of the technical processes of ceramic production, the reconstruction of Mycenaean feasting and culinary culture, and a longitudinal photographic survey of the decay of modern mud-brick vernacular architecture in the Peloponnese. Debra Trusty is a PhD candidate at Florida State University. Her dissertation focuses on the ability of cooking vessels to identify specific characteristics of the Mycenaean political economy. Additional research interests include stylistic forms of ancient and modern Greek cooking vessels, ancient foodways and their significance in Mycenaean culture, scientific analyses of ceramics, and early state political economies.
The editors have done a wonderful job and inspired high-quality contributions that are beautifully illustrated with an abundance of illustrations and colour photos... this timely book has demonstrated that the future of cooking vessels studies is bright and full of possibilities. * Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society *