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A day with Macedonian archaeology “Educational ceramic workshop”

The Student Archaeological Association “Axios” was established to perform activities in order to promote archaeological values in society and to raise the awareness about cultural heritage and its protection.

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The purpose of the project “Educational ceramic workshop”, which is in the field of experimental archaeology, is to familiarize and to bring closer different segments of the lives of the people from the past to the students from the Department of Art History and Archaeology. This training allowed the students through creative work to enter into a different world and try to express themselves following the examples of a given material culture.

With longstanding systematic archaeological research, the number of items of movable cultural heritage significantly increased. Especially notable is the number of pottery items which are already exhibited in the museums.

Therefore, acquiring knowledge about the preparation of the pottery in the Bronze and Iron Ages, undoubtedly contributed to a better understanding of history, and also to increase the level of professionalism in the field.

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Getting to know the method of manufacturing pottery objects from the Bronze and Iron Age went through a practical part by making the same objects used in those periods. It must be mentioned that during the project activities we implemented methods, techniques and authentic materials for the above mentioned periods.

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Due to the specifics of the matter, the planned activities were carried out at the Museum of the City Negotino, on an open space and in a pottery workshop. All the activities were conducted in collaboration with experts in the field of applied art, cultural heritage protection and museology: sculptor-expert in the field of pottery, senior curator-archaeologist and a potter.

On this occasion, we would like express our special thanks to Peter Rizov for the permission to use the premises of the Museum in Negotino; to Branko Velickovski for his generous help with the project; to Ilija Kostadinov for the permission to use his pottery workshop and for the procurement of the materials, and to Association Archaeologica who gave us the opportunity to present our project within this manifestation marking the Day of Archaeology 2013.

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A day with Macedonian archaeology 2013

Archaeologists in Macedonia, under the leadership of Association Archaeologica, have joined together for the second time to celebrate the International Day of Archaeology 2013.

The purpose of this event was to promote archeology and present current archaeological excavations throughout Macedonia.

The Day of Archaeology is an annual event that is celebrated worldwide. The project aims to provide a window into the daily lives of archaeologists from all over the world. On this day we ask people working, studying or volunteering in the archaeological world to participate by recording their day and sharing it through text, images or video. The resulting Day of Archaeology project demonstrates the wide variety of work our profession undertakes day-to-day across the globe, and helps to raise public awareness of the relevance and importance of archaeology.

For that purpose, “Archaeologica “ organized an event in the cinema hall of the Museum of Macedonia where there were series of lectures in various topics of archeology, presentation of documentary films, photographs, exchange of ideas and experiences, as well as some music and entertainment in front of the museum.

“Archaeologica” invited several archaeologists from the country to present their current work.

The event was attended by: Pero Ardzanliev, MA , Museum of Macedonia – “Deboj, the ancient necropolis of Lychnidos”, Robert Petkovski, MA, – “Decorative elements of Roman tombstones between the middle course of the Axios and Strymon” , Juliana Ivanova, Museum of the City Vinica – “Kokolov rid” Iron Age necropolis (Video), Vangel Sterjov, Museum of Macedonia – “I know what it is archeology” (from the educational program of the Museum of Macedonia), Radomir Ivanovic, Association Archaeologica – “Arheo Park Brazda”, Trajan Zafirovski,MA, Museum of Macedonia – “Depot with bronze tracheas from the Skopje Fortress.”, Klimentina Nasevska, SAA Axios – “Educational ceramic workshop”, Ph.D Lidija Kovaceva – “Ancient Macedonian calendar”, and Association Archaeologica – “Neolithic village Tumba Madzari” (Video).

Also, during the event, there was a small exhibition of photographs from the current archaeological excavations on the sites “Golemo Gradiste”, v. Konjuh; “Veluska Tumba”, v. Porodin and “Jaka Cesma”, v. Tremnik and the ceramic vessels made for the project “Educational ceramic workshop” were displayed.

This event was funded by the National Cultural Programme for 2013 of the Ministry of Culture and was supported by the Museum of Macedonia, Museum of the city Vinica and the Student Archaeological Association Axios.

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Day of Archaeology in Macedonia DSC_0446 Small exhibition of photographs from the current archaeological excavations on the sites “Golemo Gradiste”, v. Konjuh; “Veluska Tumba”, v. Porodin and “Jaka Cesma”, v. Tremnik

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Pero Ardzanliev, MA , Museum of Macedonia – “Deboj, the ancient necropolis of Lychnidos”DSC_0465

Pero Ardzanliev, MA , Museum of Macedonia – “Deboj, the ancient necropolis of Lychnidos”

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Robert Petkovski, MA, – “Decorative elements of Roman tombstones between the middle course of the Axios and Strymon”

DSC_0481Vangel Sterjov, Museum of Macedonia – “I know what it is archeology” (from the educational program of the Museum of Macedonia)

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Radomir Ivanovic, Association Archaeologica – “Arheo Park Brazda”

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Trajan Zafirovski,MA, Museum of Macedonia – “Depot with bronze tracheas from the Skopje Fortress.”

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