Between September and December 2020, Tamar Hodos is a Getty Scholar and will be resident virtually at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles.
Globalising Luxuries in the news
Bristol leads archaeologists on 5,000-year-old egg hunt
Press release issued: 9 April 2020
An international team of specialists, led by the University of Bristol, is closer to cracking a 5,000-year-old mystery surrounding the ancient trade and production of decorated ostrich eggs.
The origins of decorated ostrich eggs in the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East
Published online: 9 April 2020
Decorated ostrich eggs were traded around the Mediterranean during the Bronze and Iron Ages. The present study investigates the provenance of ancient ostrich eggs, reconsiders trade patterns via isotopic indicators and characterises decorative techniques.
Fantastic eggs and where to find them
Press release issued: 11 April 2017
Archaeologists and scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Durham and the British Museum are using cutting edge technology to crack a conundrum surrounding the ancient trade in ostrich eggs.