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ΑΡΘΡΑ | 2020

The individual and the state in Mycenaean Greece

Bulletin 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.

The Trojan War: history or bricolage?

Bulletin 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.

The east Mediterranean Late Bronze Age glass trade within the context of the Panaztepe finds

Oxford 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.

The ‘Temple House’ at Lato reconsidered

Oxford 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.

Counting threads. Saffron in Aegean Bronze Age writing and society

Oxford 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.

Observatory validation of Neolithic tells (“Magoules”) in the Thessalian plain, central Greece, using hyperspectral spectroradiometric data

Journal 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.

Modern and early-middle Holocene shells of the freshwater mollusc Unio, from Çatalhöyük in the Konya Basin, Turkey: preliminary palaeoclimatic implications from molluscan isotope data

Journal 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.

Lathyrus consumption in late Bronze and Iron age sites in Israel: an Aegean affinity

Journal 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.

Seals, Scripts, and Politics at Late Bronze Age Kourion

American 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.

Bearing the Marks of Control? Reassessing Pot Marks in Late Bronze Age Anatolia

American 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.

Προ-ιστορήματα 1-5 (2009-2012)

Το διαδικτυακό περιοδικό Προ-ιστορήματα δημοσιεύεται από τον Όμιλο για τη Μελέτη και Προβολή της Ελληνικής Προϊστορίας από το 2009. Μέχρι σήμερα έχουν εκδοθεί 5 τεύχη.

The new Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2010. Excavations at Dromolaxia Vizatzia/Hala Sultan Tekke: Preliminary results

Opuscula. 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.