Walter Gauß, Gudrun Klebinder-Gauß & Constance von Rüden (επιμέλεια)Βιέννη2015
The current volume unites theoretical, anthropological, and archaeological approaches to knowledge transmission. The case studies cover various periods and regions from the ancient Mediterranean and beyond, from the Bronze Age to the Roman period, from the Levant in the east to the western Mediterranean and the Celtic north, but also from today’s central Niger.
The island of Euboea has always acted as a bridge connecting mainland Greece to the wider Aegean and the Mediterranean world; its archaeological importance was an acknowledged but often understated fact. Euboea, a region with an identity crisis, at the same time considered an island but also a part of the mainland, due to its geographical and cultural proximity, has for millennia played an important role in events that shaped aspects of Greek antiquity.
Από τα σημαντικότερα επιτεύγματα της παγκόσμιας ανθρώπινης δημιουργίας, ο μινωικός πολιτισμός είναι ο πρώτος που αναπτύχθηκε σε ευρωπαϊκό έδαφος. Αναγνωρίζοντας τη μοναδικότητα του, ο Arthur Evans, ανασκαφέας της Κνωσού, του μητροπολιτικού κέντρου του μινωικού κόσμου, ονόμασε τον πολιτισμό που έφερε στο φως, μινωικό, εμπνεόμενος από το μυθικό βασιλιά της Κνωσού Μίνωα.
Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο Κρήτης είναι πλέον θεσμός. Ένας θεσμός, ο οποίος στις σημερι-νές εξαιρετικά δύσκολες και αντίξοες συνθήκες έχει τη δύναμη να δημιουργεί ελπίδες και προσδοκίες. Η εντυπωσιακή αύξηση του αριθμού των συμμετεχόντων στην τρίτη συνάντηση το 2013 το αποδεικνύει πέρα από κάθε αμφιβολία.
This volume, in honour of one of the Odysseuses in Aegean archaeology, Professor Robert Laffineur, comprises a combination of papers presented during a seminar series on recent developments in Mycenaean archaeology at the Université de Louvain during the academic year 2015-2016. These were organised within the frame of the ARC13/18 - 049 (concerted research action) “A World in Crisis?”.
Anastasia Dakouri-Hild & Michael J. Boyd (επιμέλεια)Berlin/Boston 2016
Places are social, lived, ideational landscapes constructed by people as they inhabit their natural and built environment. An ‘archaeology of place’ attempts to move beyond the understanding of the landscape as inert background or static fossil of human behaviour. From a specifically mortuary perspective, this approach entails a focus on the inherently mutable, transient and performative qualities of ‘deathscapes’: how they are remembered, obliterated, forgotten, reworked, or revisited over time.
Harald Meller, Hans Peter Hahn, Reinhard Jung & Roberto Risch (επιμέλεια)Halle (Saale)2016
The question of “Rich and Poor”, in other words of social inequality is, as shown by a glance at the newspapers, a highly topical issue. At the same time it is one of the fundamental questions of human communities.
Since its rediscovery in the early 20th century, through spectacular finds such as those by Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos, Minoan Crete has captured the imagination not only of archaeologists but also of a wider public.
The historic village of Iklaina is located approximately 14 km to the northeast of the modern town of Pylos. As early as 1909 Konstantinos Kourouniotis had reported ancient tools from the area, but it was not until 1954 that Iklaina became the object of targeted archaeological exploration.
Anastasia Papathanasiou, Michael P. Richards & Sherry C. Fox (επιμέλεια)Princeton/New Jersey2015
The analysis of stable isotope ratios of carbon and nitrogen in bone collagen provides a powerful tool for reconstructing past diets, since it provides the only direct evidence of the foods that were actually consumed. The chapters that comprise this volume describe the application of this methodology to the archaeology of Greece, a country whose archaeobotanical remains have been isotopically studied more extensively than any other place in the world.
This volume treats in detail the pottery from the settlement on the islet of Dhaskalio, whose excavation is described in Volume I of the series. Much of the importance of this material lies in the undisturbed stratigraphy of the settlement, a fact that allowed for the recognition of three successive phases of occupation of the site with considerable ceramic continuity between them, as well as for safe inferences about its chronology, with wider implications for the later Εarly Βronze Αge of the Cyclades.
Eva Andersson Strand & Marie-Louise Nosch (επιμέλεια)Oxford & Philadelphia 2015
Textile production is one of the most important crafts in Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age societies and recent interdisciplinary and collaborative work offers crucial new perspectives into this field. The new and updated catalogue of archaeological textile finds presented here clearly demonstrates, even from the few extant finds, that knowledge of the use of fibres and of elaborate textile techniques that were used to produce textiles of different qualities was well developed.