David Ben-Shlomo, Eleni Nodarou & Jeremy B. RutterAmerican Journal of Archaeology 115.3 (2011): 355-382.
This article examines the issue of the distribution of transport stirrup jars found in the Late Bronze Age Levant. These vessels, representing long-range commodity exchange, are presumed to be largely of Cretan origin according to both their appearance and previous archaeometric analyses.
P.A. MountjoyAmerican Journal of Archaeology 115.3 (2011): 483-488.
Reexamination of a well-known pictorial sherd from Ashkelon demonstrates that it is almost a century older than originally thought; it is in fact a 13th-century import from Mycenaean Greece rather than a local 12th-century Philistine product. The type of vessel to which the sherd belongs is discussed and a possible date is offered.
Carl Knappett, Ray Rivers & Tim EvansAntiquity 85 (September 2011): 1008-1023.
We seek in this paper to provide a novel perspective on the possible causes for the demise of Cretan Bronze Age palatial society c. 1500 BC using a mathematical model developed from a previous study (Knappett et al. 2008).
Nanno MarinatosJournal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 1.1 (January 2009): 22-28.
Sir Arthur Evans believed that Minoan religion was highly indebted to Egyptian thought. He saw that the two cultures shared a solar theology expressed via similar iconographical schemes, such as the heraldic arrangement of lions
Jacke PhillipsJournal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 1.2 (April 2009): 9-25.
Though the fashion for amethyst in Egypt and the Near East had, by the mid-eighteenth century bc, dried up along with the Wadi el-Hudi mine, the stone’s popularity persisted in the Aegean well into the twelfth century.
Shelley Wachsmann Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 2.3 (August 2010): 31-41.
The tomb of Ahhotep (I) contained two metal ship models—one gold, the other silver—and a four-wheeled carriage. The models are anomalous in time and material. While the gold model represents a typical papyri form wood- planked Nile vessel, the silver model finds its closest parallels
Philip P. BetancourtJournal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 3.2 (May 2011): 1-5.
The Minoan ossuary at Hagios Charalambos is located in the upland plain of Lasithi in Central Crete. This article discusses eight items with Egyptian connections discovered in the excavations of the site in 2002 and 2003.
Ray PorterJournal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 3.3 (August 2011): 39-52.
Falcons were a part of everyday life in the Aegean but also appear in Minoan-Mycenaean art in cult capacity as attending a goddess, being the possible ba bird of a deceased person, and in symbolic ornaments of falcon shape with distinct falcon attributes of sharp talons, hooked beaks, and neck curls.
Ray PorterJournal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 3.3 (August 2011): 27-38.
The falcon is the most frequently represented bird in Egyptian art. The discovery that falcons were depicted more often than realized in Aegean art, during the author’s studies of Aegean faunal iconography, prompted this article which delves into their natural history as a way to understand the falcon gods of Egypt as well as Egyptian and Aegean falcon depiction
Cynthia S. ColburnJournal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 3.3 (August 2011): 1-13.
This study analyzes the evidence for the origin of gold found in secure prepalatial contexts in Crete. As there are no natural gold sources on Crete, extra-island interaction was required to procure this raw material.
N. Laskaris, A. Sampson, F. Mavridis & I. LiritzisJournal of Archaeological Science 38.9 (September 2011): 2475-2479.
Archaeological evidence regarding the presence of obsidian in levels that antedate the food production stage could have been the result of usage or intrusion of small obsidian artifacts from overlying Neolithic layers. The new obsidian hydration dates presented below employing the novel SIMS-SS method, offers new results of absolute dating concordant with the excavation data. Our contribution sheds new light on the Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene exploitation of obsidian sources on the island of Melos in the Cyclades reporting dates c. 13th millennium - end of 10th millennium B.P.
Florent Rivals, Armelle Gardeisen & Jean CantuelJournal of Archaeological Science 38.3 (March 2011): 528-537.
The objective for this study is to explore interspecific variations in domestic and wild ungulate diets and management at the Neolithic site of Kouphovouno (Sparta, southern Greece). We tested four hypotheses related to environmental context and livestock management using, for the first time, a combination of mesowear and microwear analyses on a Neolithic site.