Aegeus Society for Aegean Prehistory

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A significant donation from the Archaeological Receipts Fund (TAP)

It is our great pleasure to inform you that the Archaeological Receipts Fund (TAP) donated to the library of Aegeus dozens of monographs on prehistoric archeology, as well as the journals Αρχαιολογικό Δελτίο and Αρχαιολογικά Ανάλεκτα εξ Αθηνών. We would like to express our warmest thanks to the Archaeological Receipts Fund for this important donation.


Horns under the Axe

Helene Whittaker (Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg), Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens)

This paper is intended as a contribution to the discussion on the symbolic meaning of the double axe in Minoan Crete. I will start by discussing the various interpretations that have been put forward, but my main focus will be on the association between double axes and cattle, which can be seen...


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Ο τάφος του πολεμιστή κρύβει δεσμούς φιλίας

Στα τέλη του περασμένου Μαΐου, δέκα ημέρες μετά την πρώτη τομή στο έδαφος, η Αμερικανίδα αρχαιολόγος Σάρον Στόκερ δέχτηκε στο κινητό της ένα αναπάντεχο μήνυμα: «Χτυπήσαμε χαλκό». Τα μέλη της...

Y. Papdopoulos, Καθημερινή, 1/11/2015

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Bρέθηκε ο θρόνος του Αγαμέμνονα

Ενα μεγάλο μέρος από τον βασικό θρόνο που βρισκόταν πριν από τρεις χιλιετίες στο ανάκτορο της Ακρόπολης των Μυκηνών ανακάλυψαν Ελληνες και Αμερικανοί αρχαιολόγοι! Η σπουδαία αρχαιολογική..., 10/11/2015

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Tι απογίνονται οι ανασκαφές όταν γεράσουν;

Σαντορίνη, μέσα Οκτωβρίου. Ο καιρός καλοκαιρινός και τα στενά των Φηρών και της Οίας ασφυκτικά γεμάτα από τουρίστες όλων των φυλών και ηλικιών. Ατενίζουν το ηλιοβασίλεμα, φωτογραφίζονται...

M. Astrapellou, Το Βήμα, 2/11/2015

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The End of the Quartet: The Day the Music Stopped at Ploutarchou 9

This short essay was composed to satisfy my own curiosity. Having recently edited Carl W. Blegen: Personal and Archaeological Narratives (Atlanta 2015) with Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan and Vivian Florou, it occurred to me that virtually the only aspect of Blegen’s life that had received no attention was its end. Nor had we, or indeed any of the...

Jack L. Davis, From the Archivist’s Notebook, 1/11/2015

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Mycenaean Wall Painting in Context. New Discoveries, Old Finds Reconsidered

Edited by Hariclia Brecoulaki, Jack L. Davis & Sharon R. Stocker | Athens 2015

Mycenaean Wall Painting in Context. New Discoveries, Old Finds Reconsidered

During the recent decades many new Mycenaean wall paintings have been brought to light and older finds have been restored and reconstructed afresh in light of newly found joining fragments. These paintings derive both from palatial and non-palatial contexts, from major centers on the mainland (including Mycenae, Tiryns, Argos, Pylos, Thebes,...

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The Archaeological Work in Upper Macedonia, Aiani - Heidelberg, AEAM 2, 2011

Edited by Georgia Karamitrou-Mentesidi | Aiani, Kozani 2013

The Archaeological Work in Upper Macedonia, Aiani - Heidelberg, AEAM 2, 2011

The book publishes the results of the symposium “The Archaeological Work in Upper Macedonia” held in Heidelberg in 2011. The symposium was organised by the 30th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities in collaboration with the Institute of Classical Archaeology and the Society for the Study and Dissemination of Greek History based in...

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Elite Minoan Architecture: Its Development at Knossos, Phaistos, and Malia

Joseph W. Shaw | Philadelphia 2015

Elite Minoan Architecture: Its Development at Knossos, Phaistos, and Malia

The goal of this book is to trace the development of elite Minoan architectural forms that arose during the late Protopalatial (Middle Minoan II) and early Neopalatial periods (Middle Minoan III). The study of this architectual development concentrates on the older, larger sites of Knossos, Malia, and Phaistos where those very forms seem to have...

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Berit Wells in Memoriam

Arto Penttinen & Jenny Wallensten

The following section honours our colleague, teacher, and friend, Berit Wells. The contributions were originally to be included in a Festschrift, which we wished to present to Berit on her 67th birthday. Sadly, Berit lost her battle against cancer before we could finish the volume....

Opuscula 7 (2014), 150-152

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Dairy Queen. Churns and milk products in the Aegean Bronze Age

Sarah P. Morris

This article assembles examples of an unusual vessel found in domestic contexts of the Early Bronze Age around the Aegean and in che East-ern Mediterranean. Identified as a “barrel vessel” by the excavators of Troy, Lesbos (Thermi), Lemnos (Poliochni), and various sites in the Chalkidike, the shape finds its best parallels in containers...

Opuscula 7 (2014), 205-222