Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


«…the result can be bold and startling». Crateri figurati d’età geometrica dalla necropoli di Siderospilia (Priniàs)

Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente 96 (2018): 497-518


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.

Urne figurate da Priniàs (Creta). Il “Protogeometrico B” tra Dark Age e alto arcaismo

Annuario 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.

L’esplorazione dell’isola di Gavdos di Antonio Maria Colini e Doro Levi (agosto 1925)

Annuario 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.

Ordinary people in the flow of history. Tomb 6 from the Trapeza cemetery, Aigion, and the Mycenaeans in Eastern Achaea

Annuario 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.

Breaking with tradition? The adoption of the wheel-throwing technique at Protopalatial Phaistos: combining macroscopic analysis, experimental archaeology and contextual information

Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente 97 (2019): 9-25


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.

The Ayios Vasileios Survey Project (Laconia, Greece): questions, aims and methods

Journal 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.

Living apart together. A ceramic analysis of Eastern Crete during the advanced Late Bronze Age

Journal 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.

Revisiting Bronze and Early Iron Age Central Epirus (Prefecture of Ioannina, Greece)

Journal 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.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Mycenaeans, Migration, and Mobility in the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Eastern Mediterranean

Journal 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.

Myositis ossificans traumatica with associated pseudarthroses in an adult from Late Bronze Age Athens, Greece

International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 2020: 1-5

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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.

A Compositional Study (pXRF) of Early Holocene Obsidian Assemblages from Cyprus, Eastern Mediterranean

Open Archaeology 5 (2019): 155-166

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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.