Aegeus Society for Aegean Prehistory

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Programme of the new Aegean Lectures (January-June 2016)

Aegeus-Society for Aegean Prehistory and the Swedish Institute at Athens are very pleased to announce the Aegean lectures for the period January – June 2016 and invite you to our first lecture. The lectures will take place at the Swedish Institute at Athens (Μitseon 9, Acropolis Metro station), every month.


Exploring the Archaeology of Marathon from the 10th to the 7th c. BCE

Vicky Vlachou (Chargée de Recherches F.R.S.-FNRS, ULB - CReA-Patrimoine), Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens)

Although the area of Marathon has been largely treated in studies, either general works or more specialized monographs and collective volumes, the period that we are largely refer to as the Early Iron Age (11th to late 8th and early 7th century BC) is almost entirely missing....


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Μινωικό πλοίο στις ακτές της Μικράς Ασίας

Είχε ξεκινήσει από την Κρήτη, κάπου τέσσερις χιλιάδες χρόνια πριν. Πού πήγαινε όμως, το μινωικό πλοίο που εντόπισαν Tούρκοι αρχαιολόγοι στον βυθό του κόλπου Χισαρονού, απέναντι από τη Ρόδο...

Α. Kotti, Έθνος, 2/2/2016

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Celebrating the First 200 Years: The Fitzwilliam Museum 1816 - 2016

Running throughout 2016, this exhibition will explore the Fitzwilliam’s past, present and future. A timeline of the first 200 years will introduce key themes and characters, while displays of objects will show how the collections have developed over two centuries. The exhibition runs alongside a new book The Fitzwilliam Museum: A History. For...

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Thu 4 February 2016 to Fri 30 December 2016

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Death of Professor Dieter Rumpel

It is with great sadness to inform you of the passing of Professor Dieter Rumpel. Dieter Rumpel (although originally a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Duisburg/Germany) was keenly interested in all things Bronze Age Aegean and contributed over the years an interesting thought from the perspective of a technically versed...

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Η χειροποίητη κεραμική της Εποχής του Χαλκού και της Πρώιμης Εποχής του Σιδήρου της κεντρικής Ηπείρου

Η περιοχή της κεντρικής Ηπείρου καταλαμβάνει το βορειοδυτικό τμήμα της ελληνικής χερσονήσου. Συνορεύει στα βόρεια με την Αλβανία, στα ανατολικά με τους νομούς Γρεβενών, Καστοριάς, Κοζάνης...

Ε. Vasileiou, Αρχαιολογία & Τέχνες, 18/1/2016

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Γεωργία και κτηνοτροφία στο προϊστορικό Αιγαίο. Οι πληροφορίες από τις προϊστορικές ανασκαφές

Angelos Tsagrakis | Athens 2013

Γεωργία και κτηνοτροφία στο προϊστορικό Αιγαίο. Οι πληροφορίες από τις προϊστορικές ανασκαφές

Το βιβλίο αυτό έχει σκοπό να φωτίσει πτυχές της οικονομίας και της κοινωνίας του προϊστορικού Αιγαίου, στη μινωική και μυκηναϊκή εποχή, που άπτονται του πρωτογενούς τομέα της οικονομίας και...

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Tying the Treads of Eurasia. Trans-regional Routes and Material Flows in Transcaucasia, Eastern Anatolia and Western Central Asia, c. 3000-1500 BC

Wilkinson C. Toby | Louvain 2014

Tying the Treads of Eurasia. Trans-regional Routes and Material Flows in Transcaucasia, Eastern Anatolia and Western Central Asia, c. 3000-1500 BC

The famous ‘Silk Roads’ have long evoked a romantic picture of travel through colourful civilizations that connected the western and eastern poles of Eurasia, facilitating the exchange of exotic luxury goods, peoples, pathogens and ideas. But how far back can we trace such interaction? Increasing evidence suggests considerable time-depth for...

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Neolithic artefacts

Edited by Polyxeni Adam-Veleni, Evangelia Stefani & Anastasia Dimoula | Thessaloniki 2014

Neolithic artefacts

Macedonia, due to its central location at the crossroads between the Aegean and the Balkans, the East and the West, was the place where important Neolithic settlements developed already from an early phase. Several of them have been investigated over the past decades and many more have been recorded through surveys....

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Ladles and spoons from the neolithic settlement at Thermi, Central Macedonia (in Greek)

Maria Pappa

The excavation of the Neolithic settlement at Thermi provided a large number of ladles (36) and spoons (7), deriving mainly from the outer area of the habitation area, where extended pits are situated. The ladles vary in size, but in general do not have great differences in manufacturing....

In P. Adam-Veleni & K. Tzanavari (eds), Δινήεσσα: τιμητικός τόμος για την Κατερίνα Ρωμιοπούλου (Thessaloniki 2012): 25-33

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Transformers Energize! Aegean Bronze Age rhyta in moments of transformation

Laerke Recht

This paper examines the well-known Bronze Age Aegean vessel type of rhyta as agents of transfer and transformation. A series of ‘moments’ presents the variety of contexts in which rhyta occur, including as transformers of content, as part of ritual processes and geographical movements....

In A. Bokern & C. Rowan (eds), Embodying Value? The Transformation of Objects in and from the Ancient World (Oxford 2014): 35-51