Cynthia W. ShelmerdineBulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 54:1 (June 2011): 19-28.
Understanding of Mycenaean palatial administration has moved from a monolithic view of the palace as having total control over the economy of a given state, to a binary model that imagines a non-palatial sector of the state economy alongside the palatial.
Susan SherrattBulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 53:2 (December 2010): 1-18.
The Trojan War motif, which forms the essential background to the Iliad and the Odyssey and also to many other Greek epics (such as those which form part of the so-called Epic Cycle, numerous literary epics, as well as Attic tragedy and much historical literature), has loomed largely and more or less continuously for something like two and a half thousand years.
For many Near Eastern scholars the label Philistine continues to reflect an ethnic group comprised of people who migrated from the Aegean ca 1200 BC, and who should be equated with the Peleset Sea Peoples mentioned in Egyptian texts.
Nazli Ḉinardali-KaraaslanOxford Journal of Archaeology 31:2 (May 2012): 121-141.
The Late Bronze Age is a period during which intensive transactions occurred in the Mediterranean and Near East. The glass trade became a real industry, exhibiting the innovations of the period from around the region. The glass finds of the Late Bronze Age consisted of valuable gifts exchanged between the elite classes of Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Aegean.
Florence Gaignerot-DriessenOxford Journal of Archaeology 31:1 (February 2012): 59-82.
This paper reconsiders the ‘Temple House’, a building excavated in 1969–70 on the Temple terrace of the site of Lato in eastern Crete. While the building was dated to the Hellenistic (HL) period and identified as domestic space by the excavator, a restudy of the material from the excavation, combined with an examination of the excavation notebooks, and observations on site, reveal a more complex history of use, unusual architectural details, and a heterogeneous range of dates (from Late Minoan [LM] IIIC to HL) and functions, suggesting original funerary and post-funerary cult contexts.
Jo DayOxford Journal of Archaeology 30:4 (November 2011): 369-391.
Τhe ideogram for saffron has long been recognized on the Linear B tablets from Knossos. Close examination of this corpus allows a distinction in content to be made between the LM II–LM IIIA1 tablets of the Room of the Chariot Tablets and the later LM IIIA1–2 tablets from the North Entrance Passage.
Athos Agapiou, Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis, Dimitrios Alexakis & Apostolos SarrisJournal of Archaeological Science 39:5 (May 2012): 1499-1512.
This paper presents the results obtained from field spectroradiometric campaigns over Neolithic tells (“magoules”) located at the Thessalian region in Greece. In each one of the four archaeological sites selected, three sections were carried out using the GER 1500 handheld spectroradiometer.
Daniella E. Bar-Yosef Mayer, Melanie J. Leng, David C. Aldridge, Carol Arrowsmith, Burçin A. Gümüş & Hilary J. SloaneJournal of Archaeological Science 39:1 (January 2012): 76-83.
Carbon and oxygen isotope ratios in the shells of the freshwater Unio mollusc yield information on the isotopic composition of the water in which the shell was formed, which in turn relates to climatic conditions prevailing during the bivalves’ life span.
Yael Mahler-Slasky & Mordechai E. KislevJournal of Archaeological Science 37:10 (October 2010): 2477-2485.
This paper presents new evidence, together with previous findings, for the appearance of charred seeds of Lathyrus sativus (grass pea)/Lathyrus cicera. This grain legume was a food staple in ancient times, principally in the Aegean region, but also appeared sporadically and in a limited way in the archaeological record of the southern Levant. It is encountered there first in the Late Bronze Age but disappears in the record at the end of the Iron Age.
Joanna S. SmithAmerican Journal of Archaeology 116:1 (2012): 39-103.
Excavations at the Late Bronze Age settlement and cemetery of Episkopi-Bamboula in the Kouris River valley laid the foundation for a stratified study of both the earliest writing on Cyprus (i.e., Cypro-Minoan script) and Cypriot seals, especially small stone cylinder seals and the larger wooden rollers used to make impressions, usually on pithoi.
Claudia GlatzAmerican Journal of Archaeology 116:1 (2012): 5-38.
Simple marks on pottery are known in both the archaeological and ethnographic records of various societies, and numerous functions have been proposed for these so-called pot marks. Conventionally, Late Bronze Age Anatolian prefiring pot marks have been identified as signs of the Luwian hieroglyphic script and have been thought to convey information related to the volume or origin of the vessel, the quality of the vessel or its contents, the storage location of the vessel, or the sociopolitical context of its use.
Peter M. FischerOpuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome 4 (2011): 69-98.
Determination of the complete occupational sequence of the site, including investigation of pre-12th century levels which were thoroughly studied by P. Åstrӧm since the 1970s, is the main task of the planned project. During the course of the expedition (NSCE1I) in spring 2010 a ground-penetrating radar survey (GPR) was carried out at Dromolaxia Vizatzia/Hala Sultan Tekke in Area 6, leading to the discovery of a large Late Cypriot complex.