The ongoing study of the Geometric pottery found in the excavation of the Siderospilia necropolis (Priniàs) allowed us to single out a group of large kraters on tall pedestals whose figured painted decoration is inspired by the iconographic repertoire of the coeval Cretan metalwork and other artefacts in different media.
Eleonora PappalardoAnnuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente 97 (2019): 453-474
Το 1994 δημοσιευόταν ένας τόμος προς τιμήν του M.S.F. Hood, εξ ολοκλήρου αφιερωμένος στην Κνωσό, ο οποίος διαπραγματευόταν πλευρές και αντιμετώπιζε προβλήματα του σημαντικού κρητικού χώρου σχετικά με ένα ευρύ χρονολογικό και θεματικό πλαίσιο.
Giacomo FadelliAnnuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente 97 (2019): 349-382
In August 1925, the antiquities of the island of Gavdos were for the first time systematically examined by the archaeologists Antonio Maria Colini and Doro Levi. The exploration, promoted by the Italian Mission in Crete and the Italian Archaeological School at Athens, laid the foundations for the archaeological knowledge of the island.
Elisabetta Borgna & Gaspare De AngeliAnnuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente 97 (2019): 26-57
After a short survey of current researches in the field of archaeology of death in the framework of Mycenaean studies, some results of the 2018 campaign at the Trapeza cemetery near Aigion, Achaea, are presented. The research is carried out in the framework of the archaeological project directed by A.G. Vordos for the Greek Ministry of Culture at the archaeological area of the Trapeza sanctuary.
In recent years, several studies have been undertaken on ceramic technology and there is now a general agreement among scholar about the introduction of the potter’s wheel in Minoan Crete in (M)iddle (M)inoan IB (1900 BC ca.), corresponding to the emergence of the First Palaces on the island.
Sofia Voutsaki, Corien Wiersma, Wieke de Neef & Adamantia VasilogamvrouJournal of Greek Archaeology 4 (2019): 67-95
This article presents the research design, i.e. the main aims, questions and methods of the Ayios Vasileios Survey Project. This ongoing project combines field walking, geophysical prospection and ethnographic interviews in order to place more firmly the Mycenaean Palatial Complex of Ayios Vasileios (Laconia, Greece) in its physical, regional and historical context.
V. Maxwell, R. M. Ellam, N. Skarpelis & A. SampsonJournal of Greek Archaeology 4 (2019): 1-30
In the wider Aegean, it is now recognised that the very end of the Neolithic is a key period in the evolution of communities and in the roots of changes observed in the succeeding Early Bronze Age. One important aspect of this change was involvement in metallurgy.
Charlotte LangohrJournal of Greek Archaeology 4 (2019): 31-66
During the Late Minoan (hereinafter LM) II to IIIB phases, roughly between 1450 and 1200 BCE, Cretan society went through a series of changes, the causes and circumstances of which are still the subject of dispute. One of the key issues that remains is the question of the cultural identity or identities of Cretan communities after the widespread, violent destructions of the LM IB palatial centres and settlements on the island.
Eleni VasileiouJournal of Greek Archaeology 3 (2018): 145-164
The area of central Epirus (prefecture of Ioannina) occupies the northwestern part of the Greek peninsula. It has been continuously settled for a quarter of a million years during which it witnessed lots of changes of physical landscape owing mainly to the intense tectonic activity.
Guy D. MiddletonJournal of Greek Archaeology 3 (2018): 115-143
A recent paper argues that climate change at the end of the Late Bronze Age caused mass migrations, ‘vast movements of population’, out of the Balkans into Greece and Anatolia, with migrants destroying cities and states as they went – causing the collapse of Late Bronze Age societies such as the Mycenaeans.
This case study documents an unusual heterotopic ossification with associated pseudarthroses of the lumbar spine. We examined the partial skeletal remains of an adult from a Late Bronze Age (Mycenaean Late Helladic IIB‐IIIA1 period, approximately1400–1375 BCE) chamber tomb from the Athenian Agora excavations in Greece.
Tholos A at Apesokari (south-central Crete, Greece) was constructed on a sloping ledge of bedrock, overlooking the Mesara Plain below. Such an inconvenient topographic setting makes Tholos A an unusual example in the corpus of Minoan circular tombs, which were more commonly built on flatter ground.
This paper presents the results of the geochemical characterisation of complete obsidian assemblages dating to the Early Aceramic Neolithic (8200–6900 Cal BC) and located in Cyprus, eastern Mediterranean. Obsidian artefacts have over the years been recovered from a number of Early Holocene archaeological sites on the island of Cyprus.