Multidisciplinary funding supports this integrated approach to a specific archaeological problem, i.e. Aeginetan Ware distribution, and by default its much larger context of cultural change in the Aegean Complex during the Third Millennium B.C.
● The Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) funded initial fieldwork for development of a raw material databank on Aegina, Methana, Poros and Melos (1999-2002).
● Recent three year (2004-2007) collaborative funding through the National Endowment for the Humanities has enabled us to develop multiple research teams. Drs. James Brophy and Haydn Murray at Indiana University, along with Dr. George Christidis, Technical University of Crete, are combining their expertise in igneous petrology, clays and economic geology to source and characterize the important archaeological clay deposit on the island of Aegina, Greece.
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● Additional funding support for research dealing with the technology, production and exchange of Aeginetan Ware has come from various agencies. Support initially came through a research fellowship (2001-2002) from the Dr. M. Aylwin Cotton Foundation, UK, for Shriner. The Indiana Academy of Science funded thin-section preparation and chemical analysis (2001-2002). For the past three years, The Institute for Aegean Prehistory (2003-2006) has funded development of our analytical research through a renewable research grant.
● The Schrader Archaeological Endowment Fund, Indiana University/Bloomington, has supported this multidisciplinary research since its inception. Schrader funding enabled the initial development of the database through fieldwork support (1999-2001). The Fund supported five additional seasons of fieldwork on Aegina, Santorini and most recently NW Turkey (2002-2006). In addition, the Schrader Fund has supported various aspects of this research: special grant for probe analyses (2005), special grant for clay transport (2005), emergency grant for Turkish colleagues in the field (2006). Most recently, the Fund supports a Collaborative Lectureship (2006/Drs. Jeannette and Björn Forsén).
● This multidisciplinary research involves the expertise and the support of diverse researchers, university departments and institutions. We are deeply indebted to the following: the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) and Ms. Maria Pilali; the Wiener Lab at the ASCSA and Dr. Sherry Fox; the Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration, Greece (IGME) and Ms. Eleni Kotroniá; the Department of Geological Sciences (DOGS) at Indiana University; and Dr. Jack Shiner, multidisciplinary advisor, Indiana University.