Chhîm (Lebanon), 2018


Dates of work: 2–13 July 2018

Director: Assoc. Prof. Tomasz Waliszewski, archaeologist (Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw)
Ceramologists: Dr. Urszula Wicenciak (PCMA UW); Dr. Krzysztof Domżalski (Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences)
Archaeologist: Ingrid Perisé-Valero (Université Paris Sorbonne Abu Dhabi)
Documentalist: Marek Puszkarski (PCMA UW)
Student-trainee: Jerzy Oleksiak (Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw)

(Joint description of 2017 and 2018 seasons)
Study seasons in 2017 and 2018 were dedicated primarily to a full catalog and documentation of the pottery finds from excavations in 1996–2016. Common ware and amphoras, more than 8000 fragments, mainly local and regional procution, were studied by Urszula Wicenciak. Tableware from all periods: Hellenistic, Roman, late antique ad early Byzantine (3rd century BC–7th century AD, mainly terra sigillata and red slip wares, was examined by Krzysztof Domżalski. Francisco J. Núñez concluded a typological and chronological description of ceramics from the Late Bronze to the Persian Period. Lamps studies by Małgorzata Kajzer concerned the assemblages from Chhîm and Jiyeh, distinguishing macroscopic groups in reference to specific lamp types and a concrete chronology.

The Polish-Lebanese Archaeological Project is greatly indebted to the Minister of Culture Gaby Layoun, for permission to work, as well to Myriam Ziadé for making the work possible.

Text: Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean 27/1


T. Waliszewski: twaliszewski(at)