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Attribution studies of golden signet rings: new efforts in tracing Aegean goldsmiths and their workshops

Aegean Archaeology 11 (2011-2012) [2015]: 73-88

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The task of attributing seals to different hands or workshops is still a desideratum in Aegean studies, for the identification of Aegean seal-engravers and goldsmiths and their stylistic output could dramatically change our knowledge of the use, circulation and social impact of certain seals or seal groups and refine our methods of dating this (often only roughly datable) medium.

Let’s start from (a) scratch: new ways of looking at vessels’ function

Archeologia LXI (2010) [2012]: 7-14

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The article discusses various types of use-wear that can be observed on Mycenaean tableware. It is demonstrated that careful analysis and interpretation of such traces can provide new insights into the vessels' function. Material presented here derives from two sites. Lefkandi and Tsoungiza, and provides evidence for at least three types of abrasion on vessels’ surfaces.

Fish and the Mediterranean: the nourishing sea

Ancient West and East 10 (2011): 1-9

Historians of the Mediterranean economy have generally been dismissive of the role of the fish trade both as an important source of vital food and as a financial benefit to communities which dealt on any scale with fishing, fish-farming and fish preservation for food.

‘Transculturalism’ as a model for examining migration to Cyprus and Philistia at the end of the Bronze Age

Ancient West and East 10 (2011): 267-280

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The ethnic identity of the Philistines and their relationship to Greece, Cyprus, Anatolia and the Sea Peoples continues to be a very lively and interesting area of scholarly debate. This contribution reviews recent work on general categories of cultural interaction with regard to the eastern Mediterranean including colonisation, migration and cultural diffusion.