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Antiquity 83, No. 322 (December 2009): 955–967Dating and examination of plaster floor sequences by micromorphology at a tell site in Greece shows when they were made and how they were composed. While numerous informal floor surfaces using recycled rubbish were put in place, as and when, by the occupants, formal floors rich in plaster seem to have been re-laid at regular intervals in reflection of a communal decision – even if the actual floors followed a recipe determined by each household. The authors rightly champion the potential of the technique as a possible indicator of social change at the household and settlement level.
Antiquity 83, No. 322 (December 2009): 1052–1064.Are the imposing, decorated copper-alloy shields of Bronze Age Europe symbolic objects or functioning weapons? The author undertakes new analysis and experiments to conclude that whether bronze, leather or wood, all shields had a range of purpose in which the ceremonial and homicidal could rarely be completely isolated.
Στο Η. Ανδρέου & Ι. Ανδρέου-Ψυχογιού (επιμ.), 2009. Ήλις, παρελθόν, παρόν και μέλλον. Πρακτικά εκδήλωσης προς τιμήν Ν. Γιαλούρη (Ήλις, 13 Αυγούστου 2006) (Πύργος Ηλείας): 21-36.Η συγγραφέας εξετάζει την περιοχή της Ηλείας κατά τη μυκηναϊκή περίοδο. Έμφαση δίνεται στην περιοχή της Αγίας Τριάδας, όπου βρέθηκαν 50 θαλαμωτοί τάφοι (40 στη θέση Αγιάννης και 10 στη θέση Σπηλιές). Συμπεριλαμβάνεται έγχρωμο φωτογραφικό υλικό πολλών ευρημάτων.
Annuario della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene 2007 : 11-32.
Δώδεκα ταφικοί πίθοι ανασκάφτηκαν στη θέση Τράπεζα, κοντά στο Αίγιο (Αχαΐα). Ανάμεσα στα κτερίσματα υπήρχε κεραμική, κοσμήματα από χαλκό και σίδηρο, καθώς και σιδερένια όπλα. Με βάση την τυπολογική ανάλυση των κτερισμάτων οι τάφοι χρονολογούνται από τους Πρωτογεωμετρικούς έως τους Ύστερους Γεωμετρικούς χρόνους.
I sigilli del “Gruppo del suonatore di lira” dalla stipe dell’Athenaion di Jalysos (Lyre-Player Group seals from the repository of the Athenaion of Ialysos)
Annuario della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene 2007 : 33-82.The repository of the sanctuary of Athana Ialysia at Rhodes, excavated between 1923 and 1926, yielded more than 6300 pieces and is thus the most important on the island. The offerings date from the middle of the eighth to the end of the fourth century BC. Among these materials is an especially interesting group of seals of the Lyre-Player Group, comprising all of 27 specimens.
Annuario della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene 2007 : 303-330.The aim of this article is the presentation of the MM IIA ceramic phase of Protopalatial Phaistos. Since 1994, V. La Rosa and F. Carinci have been directing a new programme of excavations and revision of 1950-1966 Levi’s work at Phaistos, with support from the Italian Archaeological School in Athens
Online articleThe third excavation season of the Iklaina project took place for six weeks from May 29 to July 8, 2009. The project was conducted under the auspices of the Athens Archaeological Society and funded by the Hellenic Government-Karakas Foundation Chair in Greek Studies of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the Institute for Aegean Prehistory, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Loeb Classical Library Foundation.
Hesperia 78 (2009): 165-194.Cross-cultural archaeological and ethnographic evidence for warfare in farming societies invites us to reconsider the traditional picture of the Greek Neolithic (ca. 7000-3400 B.C.) as a period of peaceful coexistence among subsistence farmers. Archaeological correlates of intercommunal conflict in the prehistoric American Southwest and the widespread evidence for warfare in Neolithic Europe suggest that warfare is also likely to have taken place in Neolithic Greece. The well-known Neolithic record for Thessaly reveals evidence for warfare in defensive structures, weapons, and settlement patterns.
American Journal of Archaeology 113 (2009): 309-338.
Περίληψη (στα Αγγλικά)
This study presents evidence for reconstructing two frescoes, including the well-known “Mykenaia”, found at the Southwest Building at Mycenae. It argues that the “Mykenaia” did not depict a seated goddess facing right but a life-sized, standing woman striding to the left and that the other fresco portrays a half-life-sized enthroned woman, likely a goddess, facing right and
Royal gift exchange between Mycenae and Egypt: Olives as “greeting gifts” in the Late Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean
American Journal of Archaeology 113 (2009): 339-352.
Περίληψη (στα Αγγλικά)
Contact between Egypt and the Aegean during the Late Bronze Age, especially the relationship between Minoan Crete and New Kingdom Egypt, has been the subject of numerous studies. The relationship between the Greek (Mycenaean) mainland and Egypt is generally regarded as a more elusive topic, and most scholars seem to consider interaction between the two, as a