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Neolithic zoomorphic vessels from eastern Macedonia, Greece: Issues of function

Archaeometry 51.3 (June 2009): 397-412.

Five fragments of Late Neolithic clay zoomorphic vessels from northern Greece have been analysed for organic residues by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry. The results showed that the containers had been used in connection with a number of substances, in particular lower terpenoids, an oil or fat, possibly fossil fuel and in one case possibly beeswax

Representations of Knossos and Minoan Crete in the British, American and Continental Press, 1900-c. 1930

Creta Antica 10/II (2009): 619-649.

The Arthur Evans archive in the Department of Antiquities of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford contains 11 volumes of newspaper and journal cuttings which cover the years from roughly 1900 to 1930. Many of them refer to Evans’ work at Knossos or to other aspects of the Minoan civilization. It seems probable that Evans himself amassed most of these cuttings, which number well over a thousand, and kept them in a largely unsystematised state. Despite the number and range of these cuttings, they cannot be regarded as comprehensive.

A Mediterranean Connection. Nuovi dati sulle relazioni tra Malta e Creta agli inizi dell’età del Ferro (A Mediterranean Connection. New data on the relations between Malta and Crete in the Early Iron Age)

Creta Antica 10/II (2009): 519-538.

The topic of the relations between the Maltese Archipelago and the Aegean in the Bronze Age and in the Early Iron Age has been neglected due to the scant evidence available. Recent research on unpublished pottery coming from several Middle and Late Bronze Age Maltese sites, held at the National Museum of Archaeology of Valletta, offered new data for the interpretation of a Mediterranean connection that linked Malta and Crete in the Early Iron Age. In this paper three classes of objects, extraneous to the local tradition and probably of Cretan derivation, coming from the excavations of the Borg in-Nadur temple and from the Borg in-Nadur culture layers of the Bahrija village, are discussed.

A Late Minoan III Propylon at Agia Triada

Creta Antica 10/II (2009): 501-518.

A survey of the area around the Stoà dell’Agorà at Agia Triada has identified an H-shaped Propylon. Built in LM III A against the northern wail of the Bastione, the structure was located at the entrance of the large Piazzale dell’Agorà. The Propylon has no good comparison in Minoan architecture; instead it has many similarities with the propylaia known in the Mycenaean palatial sites of Mainland Greece. The presence of a propylon (the only one known up to now in Crete) confirms the importance of Agia Triada in LM IIIA-B. Moreover, it enlarges our knowledge of the LM IIIA-B architecture and its relationship with the contem­porary architecture of Mainland Greece.

The Absolute Chronology of the Egyptian S.I.P.- New Kingdom transition and its implications for Late Minoan Crete

Creta Antica 10/II (2009): 477-500.

The textual/archaeological based absolute chronology for the end of the Second Intermediate Period, and the first part of the Egyptian XVIII Dynasty, has been much refined in several studies over the last two decades, and offers a good chronological datum-line which reflects significantly on the absolute chronology of LM I-II Crete, through both direct and indirect archaeological arguments.

Pessoì vecchi e nuovi da Haghia Triada (Pessoì old and new from Agia Triada)

Creta Antica 10/II (2009): 465-475.

This article deals with the LM I lithic pessoì from the old excavations at Agia Triada, which are characterised by the presence of signs incised on one face, and publishes two new examples retrieved from this site during the new excavations. The incised signs, which are always different from one other, are discussed, as well as the material and its provenance (Spartan or Cretan).

Un frammento con rappresentazione di felino da Chalara (Festòs)? (A felid representation on a fragment from Chalara, Phaestos?)

Creta Antica 10/II (2009): 441-463.

This paper focuses on a MM III A ceramic fragment (F 7586) found in the southern sector of the Chalara quarter (located on the eastern slopes of the Phaistos palace hill). The vessel, of which only two joining sherds from a medium-large closed shape survive, comes from a rich homogenous fill created in an operation to fill MM III structures and construct a LM I house on top of them.

For a new ceramic sequence of Protopalatial Phaistos (MM IB-MM IIA) and some observations on Barbotine Ware

Creta Antica 10/II (2009): 373-440.

The aim of this paper is twofold: first, to define a new ceramic sequence for Protopalatial Phaistos, in particular for the first phases of the Protopalatial period, i.e. MM IB-MM IIA. Second, to produce a study of the Barbotine Ware attested in these deposits, which will add new data on the evolution of this class of pottery, and in turn, may be useful in dating examples found elsewhere.

Rethinking administration and seal use in third millennium Crete

Creta Antica 10/II (2009): 353-372.

The specific outlook and reach of administration in Prepalatial Crete is the topic of heated debate. The materials most frequently implicated in this debate are clay sealings, usually taken as a clear demonstration of administrative concerns. However, although early sealings might have been used for this purpose, this view tends to be influenced by our knowledge of sealing practices from later, palatial contexts.

Patterns of production and consumption of coarse to semi-fine pottery at Early Iron Age Knossos

Annual of the British School at Athens 105 (2010): 225-268.

To άρθρο παρουσιάζει τα αποτελέσματα μιας μεγάλης κλίμακας πετρολογικής μελέτης της χονδροειδούς κεραμεικής της Πρώιμης Εποχής του Σιδήρου (12ος-7ος αι. π.Χ.) από την βόρεια κεντρική Κρήτη. 210 δείγματα πάρθηκαν για ανάλυση από έξι θέσεις στην Κνωσό, οι οποίες αντιπροσωπεύουν διακριτά ταφικά, οικιακά και τελετουργικά σύνολα.

Mycenae revisited part 3. The human remains from Grave Circle A Mycenae. Behind the masks: A study of the bones of Shaft Graves I-V

Annual of the British School at Athens 105 (2010): 157-224.

To παρόν άρθρο είναι το τρίτο μιας σειράς άρθρων εμπνευσμένων από την εκ νέου ανακάλυψη, το 2003, δύο σκελετών που ανέσκαψε ο Παναγιώτης Σταματάκης το 1877 στο Λακκοειδή Τάφο VI του Ταφικού Κύκλου A των Μυκηνών. Έχοντας ήδη μελετήσει τα οστά αυτών των δύο ατόμων και αποκαταστήσει τα πρόσωπά τους και έχοντας εφαρμόσει αναλύσεις για την ανίχνευση της ισοτοπικής αναλογίας του στροντίου σε δείγματα από την πλειοψηφία των ατόμων του Ταφικού Κύκλου Α, προχωρούμε τώρα σε μια επαναδιερεύνηση των συνθηκών υπό τις οποίες ανασκάφηκαν οι Λακκοειδείς Τάφοι III, IV και V από τους Schliemann και Σταματάκη, και συσχετίζουμε τα ανθρώπινα σκελετικά υπολείμματα με τα υπόλοιπα ευρήματα από τους τάφους (δεν έχουν ακόμη εντοπιστεί σκελετικά υπολείμματα από τους Τάφους I και II).

Knossos 1955-1957. Early Prepalatial deposits from Platon’s tests in the Palace

Annual of the British School at Athens 105 (2010): 97-155.

To άρθρο αυτό παρουσιάζει ένα μέρος της πρώιμης προανακτορικής κεραμεικής και ένα πήλινο σφράγισμα από τις δοκιμαστικές τομές του Νικόλαου Πλάτωνα μεταξύ 1955 και 1957 κατά τη διάρκεια ενός προγράμματος συντήρησης και αναστήλωσης στο ανάκτορο της Κνωσού. To υλικό αυτό συμβάλλει στην περιγραφή των διακριτικών γνωρισμάτων της κεραμεικής από την Πρωτομινωική Ι έως και την Πρωτομινωική ΙΙΒ φάση στην Κνωσό και δίνει νέες πληροφορίες αναφορικά με την έκταση και το βαθμό χρήσης του πρώιμου προανακτορικού οικισμού.

From fabrics to island connections: Macroscopic and microscopic approaches to the prehistoric pottery of Antikythera

Annual of the British School at Athens 105 (2010): 1-81.

Μια εντατική επιφανειακή έρευνα που κάλυψε το σύνολο της έκτασης των Αντικυθήρων αποκάλυψε πρόσφατα μια ακολουθία προϊστορικής δραστηριότητας που χρονολογείται από την προχωρημένη Νεολιθική μέχρι την Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού, και αντανακλά ποικίλες πολιτιστικές σχέσεις των προϊστορικών κοινοτήτων του νησιού με γειτονικές περιοχές στα βόρεια, νότια και ανατολικά.

Bronze and oil: A possible link between the introduction of tin and Lallemantia to northern Greece

Annual of the British School at Athens 105 (2010): 83-96.

Το Lallemantia, ένα εξωτικής προέλευσης ελαιοδοτικό φυτό, το οποίο πρόσφατα προσδιορίστηκε σε θέσεις της Εποχής του Χαλκού στην περιοχή της Μακεδονίας στη βόρεια Ελλάδα, έχει μια φυσική κατανομή εκτός της Ευρώπης, σε περιοχές που εκτείνονται μεταξύ του Ιράν, της Ανατολίας, της Ιορδανίας, της Παλαιστίνης και του Ισραήλ.