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Fundraising raffle with 15 prizes

We would like to inform you that in order to raise money for the aims of our Society we are organising a fundraising ruffle with tickets for 3 Euros. The results will be announced during our Annual Meeting on June 2.

If you are not able to attend our Annual Meeting, you may buy tickets via internet. Click here for further information.

NEXT AEGEAN LECTURE

What were Aegean texts for?

John Bennet (British School at Athens – University of Sheffield), The lecture will take place at the British School at Athens, as part of the Annual Meeting of Aegeus

One problem with written materials in the Aegean Bronze Age is that they are asked to fulfil a dual interpretative function: on the one hand, we use the content of documents we can read (mostly Linear B, less so Linear A and barely at all Cretan Hieroglyphic) to construct text-based narratives,...

NEW BOOKS - NEWS

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Ένας πλούσιος τάφος της Χαλανδριανής

Η Εφορεία Αρχαιοτήτων Κυκλάδων στο πλαίσιο της δράσης «Το Αρχαιολογικό Έκθεμα του Μήνα», θα παρουσιάσει την Τετάρτη 25 Μαΐου και ώρα 13.00 στο Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Σύρου, το αρχαιολογικό...

Archaeological Museum of Syros, May 25, 13:00

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Optical approach offers faster, less expensive method for carbon dating

Researchers from Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO), within Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy have demonstrated a new compact spectroscopic instrument that offers a highly sensitive optical method for detecting radiocarbon dioxide concentration, which can be used to carbon date fossils and archaeological artifacts. The instrument,...

Science Daily, 6/4/2016

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Modern DNA reveals ancient male population explosions linked to migration and technology

The largest ever study of global genetic variation in the human Y chromosome has uncovered the hidden history of men. Research published today in Nature Genetics reveals explosions in male population numbers in five continents, occurring at times between 55 thousand and four thousand years ago. The study, led by Dr Chris Tyler-Smith of the...

Sanger Institute, 25/4/2016

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Το Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Κυθήρων ανοίγει τις πόρτες του στο κοινό

Μετά από μία περίοδο εννέα χρόνων που έμεινε κλειστό, το Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Κυθήρων, ανοίγει τις πόρτες του στο κοινό, πλήρως ανακαινισμένο και με μία σύγχρονη έκθεση. Το έργο της...

Καθημερινή, 20/4/2016

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Ο Κούρος, οι 4 Σητειακοί και το όνειρο του...εκατομμυρίου!

Ένα πραγματικό θησαυρό, ο οποίος πιθανότατα θα κατέληγε σε κάποιον οίκο δημοπρασιών του εξωτερικού ή θα κοσμούσε το σαλόνι κάποιου συλλέκτη, είχαν στα χέρια τους οι τέσσερις Σητειακοί που...

Cretalive, 20/4/2016

New Books |

Thravsma. Contextualising the Intentional Destruction of Objects in the Bronze Age Aegean and Cyprus

Edited by Kate Harrell & Jan Driessen | Louvain 2015

Thravsma. Contextualising the Intentional Destruction of Objects in the Bronze Age Aegean and Cyprus

How does intentionally inflicting damage to material objects mediate the human experience in the prehistoric eastern Mediterranean? For all of the diversity in cultural practice in the civilisations of the Greek mainland and Aegean islands, Crete, Cyprus and the eastern coast of Italy between 4000-750 BC, archaeologists consider the custom of...

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Cyprus. An Island Culture. Society and Social Relations from the Bronze Age to the Venetian Period

Edited by Artemis Georgiou | Oxford/Oakville 2012

Cyprus. An Island Culture. Society and Social Relations from the Bronze Age to the Venetian Period

This volume presents the proceedings of the 9th annual conference in Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (POCA 2009), which was held at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, University of Oxford from the 19th to the 21st of November 2009. POCA 2009 encompassed 24 presentations by postgraduate students and young researchers, coming...

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Η αρχαία Τήνος (Ancient Tinos)

Roland Étienne, Nota Kourou, Eva Simantoni-Bournia | Athens 2013

Η αρχαία Τήνος (Ancient Tinos)

Μια συλλογική επιστημονική μελέτη, με σκοπό την προβολή της ιστορίας της Τήνου έως τους ύστερους ρωμαϊκούς χρόνους, με επιστημονικά κριτήρια που στοιχειοθετούνται από τις αρχαιολογικές...

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Pots, Workshop and Early Iron Age Society. Function and Role of Ceramics in Early Greece

Edited by Vicky Vlachou | Bruxelles 2015

Pots, Workshop and Early Iron Age Society. Function and Role of Ceramics in Early Greece

This volume brings together a number of papers that were presented at the international symposium on Pots, Workshops and Early Iron Age Society. Function and Role of Ceramics in Early Greece organised by the University of Athens (UoA) and the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), and held at the Université libre de Bruxelles in November 2013....

THE WORK OF AEGEUS – DISSERTATIONS – IMAGE DATABASE

Aegean Book Reviews | NEW

Review of Giulia Dionisio, Anna Margherita Jasink & Judith Weingarten, 2014. Minoan Cushion Seals, Innovation in Form, Style and Use in Bronze Age Glyptic [Studia Archaeologica 196, Vicino Oriente 2], Roma: «LʼERMA» di Bretschneider.

This monograph by three authors is devoted to the study of Minoan seals of a certain shape, namely the cushion seals. In the title, cushion seals are described as expressions of innovation in form, style and use in the glyptic landscape of...