Welcome to the Kura-Arax Pottery Technology Database (KAPTech)

This online database provides a window into ongoing research being carried out since 2005 at Tel Aviv University on the comparative technology of Kura-Araxes pottery and its derivatives: Red/Black Burnished, Karaz, Khirbet Kerak and similar wares. KAPTech contains basic information on the sites studied and on the main forms observed at the sites, and presents all the vessels and sherds sampled at each site, with color photo, technological details, and results of petrographic analysis. Search options are enabled according to both geographical and technological attributes. Links are provided to related projects and publications, as well as a bibliography and a special section devoted to the on-site experimental project KARAT.