Aegeus - Society for Aegean Prehistory was established on 1 March 2009 and is a non-profit organisation with research, cultural and educational objectives. It is managed by its Fellows Anastasia Christophilopoulou, Ioanna Galanaki, Nektarios Karadimas, Elina Kardamaki, Elena Maragoudaki, Evi Margaritis, Ioanna Moutafi, Constantinos Paschalidis, Tatiana Theodoropoulou, Popi Sarri and Lefteris Zorzos, and consists of members (actual members and legal representatives). The Legal representative of the Society is Nektarios Karadimas.
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The name ‘Aegeus’ appears in Linear B script and more specifically in the famous tripod tablet, which was used to confirm the decipherment of the script by Michael Ventris. The Society emblem bears the three relevant signs of Linear B (a3 – ke – u).
The aims of Aegeus are:
- The study, research and dissemination of prehistoric archaeology of the Aegean, as well as of regions that are historically related to it.
- The formation of a new way of cultural expression and communication that takes advantage of the possibilites offered to the discipline of archaeology by new technologies and particularly the Web.
- The strengthening of multidisciplinary collaborations between various scientific and humanities disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields (bioarchaeology, arcaeobotany, zooarchaeology, geoarchaeology, philology, philosophy, anthropology, history etc.).
- The protection and increase of public awareness of the prehistoric cultural heritage of the Aegean, in collaboration with the relevant authorities.