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Child Burials in Mesolithic and Neolithic Southern Greece: A Synthesis

Childhood in the Past: An International Journal 4.1 (Summer 2011): 31-45.

The treatment of children during the Mesolithic and Neolithic in southern Greece can provide us with a rare insight of age differentiations, social practices and beliefs in these early periods. The diachronic presentation and analysis of this particular group of burials will provide a better understanding of the social and conceptual changes the role of children had in these communities.

Shell ornaments from the Upper Paleolithic through Mesolithic layers of Klissoura Cave 1 by Prosymna (Peloponnese, Greece)

Eurasian Prehistory 7:2 (2010): 287-308.

More than 1500 shell ornaments were recovered during the excavations of the early Upper Paleolithic through Mesolithic layers of Klissoura Cave I. The ornament assemblages from the middle and lower Aurignacian and the earliest Upper Paleolithic (Uluzzian) layers associate with well preserved hearths and other intact cultural features.

Cypro-Minoan in Philistia?

Kubaba 2 (2011): 40-74.

In this paper, claims that Cypro-Minoan inscriptions have been found in Philistia are discussed and evaluated. First, an overview of Cypro-Minoan is presented, including discussions of Masson’s division of the script into four varieties, the evidence for her divisions, the reasons for the scarceness of Cypro-Minoan clay documents, and the purposes for which the script was apparently used.

Klissoura Cave 1 and the Upper Paleolithic of Southern Greece in cultural and ecological context

Eurasian Prehistory 7:2 (2010): 309-321.

Klissoura Cave 1 preserves a long series of Middle Paleolithic, Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic cultural layers, interrupted by at least three significant erosional hiatuses. The sedimentary features, artifacts and animal remains of the Upper Paleolithic though Mesolithic layers testify a wide range of on-site activities, with complex cycles of feature construction and abandonment.

Franchthi Cave revisited: the age of the Aurignacian in south-eastern Europe

Antiquity 85.330 (December 2011): 1131-1150.

The Aurignacian, traditionally regarded as marking the beginnings of Sapiens in Europe, is notoriously hard to date, being almost out of reach of radiocarbon. Here the authors return to the stratified sequence in the Franchthi Cave, chronicle its lithic and shell ornament industries and, by dating humanly-modified material, show that Franchthi was occupied either side of the Campagnian Ignimbrite super-eruption around 40000 years ago.

Upper Palaeolithic human occupations and material culture at Klissoura Cave 1

Eurasian Prehistory 7:2 (2010): 133-285.

This paper provides the detailed description of the archaeological assemblages retrieved from the sequence of Upper Palaeolithic layers at Klissoura Cave. Layer V (sequence F) furnished the Early Upper Palaeolithic cultural remains dated to about 40 and >33 kyrs (uncalibrated) BP, ascribed to the Uluzzian; the techno-morphological structure of this assemblage is similar to the central Italian Evolved Uluzzian.

Introduction to the Aegean pre-alphabetic scripts

Kubaba 1 (2010): 38-61.

This paper presents an introduction to the family of five syllabic scripts used in the Aegean and Cyprus before the introduction of the Greek alphabet: Cretan Hieroglyphic, Linear A, Cypro-Minoan, Linear B, and the Cypriot Syllabary.

Upper Palaeolithic animal exploitation at Klissoura Cave 1 in southern Greece: dietary trends and mammal taphonomy

Eurasian Prehistory 7:2 (2010): 107-132.

The faunal remains from the Upper Paleolithic (UP) through Mesolithic layers at Klissoura Cave 1 (Prosymna) in Peloponnese, Greece, were examined to understand changes in hominid diets over the course of the sequence, as well as the human and non-human taphonomic processes that affected the assemblages.

The oldest maritime sanctuary? Dating the sanctuary at Keros and the Cycladic Early Bronze Age

Antiquity 86.331 (March 2012): 144-160.

The sanctuary on the island of Keros takes the form of deposits of broken marble vessels and figurines, probably brought severally for deposition from elsewhere in the Cyclades. These acts of devotion have now been accurately dated, thanks to Bayesian analyses of the contemporary stratigraphic sequence on the neighbouring islet of Dhaskalio.

The birds of Klissoura Cave 1: a window into the Upper Palaeolithic Greece

Eurasian Prehistory 7:2 (2010): 91-106.

The paper analyzes avian remains from Klissoura Cave 1, southern Greece. Of the 1835 remains representing at least 17 taxa, two species were particularly numerous - the rock partridge Alectoris graeca and the great bustard Otis tarda. One species, the eagle owl Bubo bubo is reported for the first time in fossil state from Greece.

Plant material from the Klissoura Cave 1 in Greece

Eurasian Prehistory 7:2 (2010): 87-90.

This paper presents the results of the investigation of the macroscopic plant remains (seeds and fruit) from the Upper Palaeolithic deposits at Klissoura Cave 1. A total of 115 samples were examined. Seeds and fruit were presents in 37 samples. The quantitative and qualitative composition of individual samples, preserved on the site, is very poor.

Hearths and plant uses during the Upper Palaeolithic period at Klissoura Cave 1 (Greece): the results from phytolith analyses

Eurasian Prehistory 7:2 (2010): 71-85.

The excavations of the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic layers at Klissoura Cave 1 (Peloponnese, Greece), facilitated the investigations of phytolith samples from sediments and hearths dated to the Upper Palaeolithic period. The study resulted in the reconstruction of the palaeo-landscape, the vegetation as well as the use of fire by the inhabitants of the cave.

Wood charcoal analysis at Klissoura Cave 1 (Prosymna, Peloponnese): the Upper Palaeolithic vegetation

Eurasian Prehistory 7:2 (2010): 47-69.

Excavations at Klissoura Cave 1 revealed a long chrono-cultural sequence of Middle and Upper Palaeolithic deposits. Wood charcoal samples from the Upper Palaeolithic layers and hearths were analyzed aiming to approach the late Middle Pleniglacial and Lateglacial vegetation of the area under study and to reveal aspects of the use of firewood by the inhabitants of the cave.

Radiocarbon dating results for the Early Upper Paleolithic of Klissoura Cave 1

Eurasian Prehistory 7:2 (2010): 37-46.

This chapter reports on 29 radiocarbon dates from Middle and Upper Paleolithic layers at Klissoura 1 Cave. All but two of the dates were obtained from material identified as wood charcoal. Both standard ABA and more stringent ABOX pre-treatment protocols were used for charcoal samples. The radiocarbon dates from the Aurignacian of layers Ille-g and IV show general stratigraphic consistency, and fit with published ages from other Aurignacian assemblages in the Balkans.

Geology, stratigraphy, and site formation processes of the Upper Palaeolithic and later sequence in Klissoura Cave 1

Eurasian Prehistory 7:2 (2010): 15-36.

Klissoura Cave 1 is located in the northeastern edge of the Argive Plain, Peloponnese, at the entrance of the Berbadiotis river gorge. The cave comprises a collapsed cave chamber and a rockshelter area. The stratigraphic analysis and micromorphological study of the sediments elucidated the main processes involved in the formation of the site and its depositional history.