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Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

ARTICLES | 2020

La collina di Haghios Ioannis a Gortina. L’ occupazione della Messarà centrale tra lafine del Neolitico e la nascita della polis: nuove prospettive di ricerca

In F. Longo, R. di Cesare & S. Privitera (eds) 2016. ΔΡΟΜΟΙ. Studi sul mondo antico offerti a Emanuele Greco dagli allievi della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene, Atene-Paestum: 99-110.

This paper presents a joint project of two former students of the Italian School of Archaeology at Athens who decided to reconsider the much debated issue of the origin of the polis of Gortyn in south-central Crete by reconstructing the settlement history of the region from its first settling in the late fourth millennium BC to the early seventh century BC. The project, initiated in 2005 and still ongoing, develops some ideas that arose during conversations in Athens in the course of the seminars of urban-planning and topography that were introduced to the school programme by E. Greco, and are still ongoing.

I contatti tra Cipro e l’ Italia settentrionale nella tarda Età del Bronzo

In F. Longo, R. di Cesare & S. Privitera (eds) 2016. ΔΡΟΜΟΙ. Studi sul mondo antico offerti a Emanuele Greco dagli allievi della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene, Atene-Paestum: 89-98.

The discovery of Near Eastern imports at some sites near the Adriatic coast has prompted a reconsideration of the importance of these connections in the Recent and Final Bronze Age. The settlements between the Po and the Adige yielded faience and ivory fragments and artifacts. These objects made from Oriental raw materials were brought here by Cypriot and Levantine merchants.

Continuità e transizione del potere nella Messarà a Creta durante il Medio Minoico III (ca. 1750-1670 a.C.)

In F. Longo, R. di Cesare & S. Privitera (eds) 2016. ΔΡΟΜΟΙ. Studi sul mondo antico offerti a Emanuele Greco dagli allievi della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene, Atene-Paestum: 73-88.

This paper examines the situation of the Messara plain in south-central Crete during the Middle Minoan III, with a specific focus on manifestations of power and their spatial projections. The period following the major earthquake datable to MM IIB saw a slow and complex negotiation of power between the palatial center of Phaistos and its nearby sites of Kommos and Hagia Triada; this process spanned several generations, with different scenarios between MM IIIA and MM IIIB.

Insediamenti dell’ Età del Bronzo nella piana di Sparta. Prospettive di ricerca

In F. Longo, R. di Cesare & S. Privitera (eds) 2016. ΔΡΟΜΟΙ. Studi sul mondo antico offerti a Emanuele Greco dagli allievi della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene, Atene-Paestum: 61-72.

Although some noteworthy excavations have been conducted in the region, notably at Menelaion, Vaphio, Amyklai, Hag. Stephanos and Pelana, until recently none of the major Mycenaean sites has produced evidence for a central administrative/palatial function. Nowadays the situation has changed as a consequence of the discovery of Linear B clay tablets dated to the 14th century at Hag. Vasileios, located in the Eurotas Valley. The site can be regarded as a palatial settlement and adds significant information to our understanding of the history of Mycenaean Laconia and of the Mycenaean mainland as a whole.

La costa occidentale dell’ Attica durante il Neolitico Finale e il Bronzo Antico: scelte insediative e rapporti con le Cicladi

In F. Longo, R. di Cesare & S. Privitera (eds) 2016. ΔΡΟΜΟΙ. Studi sul mondo antico offerti a Emanuele Greco dagli allievi della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene, Atene-Paestum: 37-47.

Direct or indirect trade between the west coast of Attica and settlements in Attica itself and in the Cyclades are attested as early as the Final Neolithic. This moves the Aegean cultural koiné of BA II identified by Renfrew almost a thousand year back.

Le cadre géographique et la présence humaine à l’époque prèhistoire

In J. Fournier (ed.), 2016. Philippes, de la Préhistoire à Byzance (BCH Supplément 55), Athènes: 23-43.

Dans la seconde phase de l’Holocène, depuis 3000 av. J.-C. jusqu’à aujourd’hui, les modifications qui ont débuté au Bronze Récent, lorsque les activités humaines se sont peu à peu transportées en altitude, ont été plus rapides. Les changements environnementaux ont été plus nombreux et plus soutenus du IVe s. av. J.-C. jusqu’à l’Antiquité tardive, en raison de l’augmentation démographique et de la création de centres urbains.

Seefahrt und Handel im östlichen Mittelmeer ca. 1550-400 v. Chr.

In M. Seifert & L. Ziemer (eds) 2015. North meets East 1. Aktuelle Forschungen zu antiken Häfen. Ein Workshop veranstaltet von Julia Daum und Martina Siefert an der Universität Hamburg vom siebten bis achten Februar 2014, Aachen: 31-84.

Since the underwater research technology has witnessed remarkable improvements, land-based research is increasingly accompanied by projects that venture a glance under the water’s surface, or even conduct underwater archaeology on the open sea. Due to this development, the Eastern Mediterranean begins to be examined more according to its quality as a maritime space, which demands a corresponding way of investigation: less by approaching the sea from the shore, but more by engaging the shores from the sea.

Infrastrukturen früher griechischer Häfen und Landeplätze-maritime Handelsknotenpunkte auf den Kykladen, Kreta und Sizilien

In M. Seifert & L. Ziemer (eds), 2015. North meets East 1. Aktuelle Forschungen zu antiken Häfen. Ein Workshop veranstaltet von Julia Daum und Martina Siefert an der Universität Hamburg vom siebten bis achten Februar 2014, Aachen: 1-30.

It will be argued that within the chosen examples the first port structures appeared in the Minoan area during the 14th century BCE, about at the same time as at Phoenician places at the Levant and on Cyprus. Harbour facilities have also been characteristic features of archaic settlements and poleis at the coast whilst on the early Cyclades natural landing places seem to have sufficed.

Το μινωικό ιερό κορυφής στον Άγιο Γεώργιο στο Βουνό Κυθήρων: τα νεότερα αποτελέσματα της αρχαιολογικής έρευνας (2011-2013)

In D. Konidaris (ed.), 2017. Ι΄ Διεθνές Πανιόνιο Συνέδριο, Κέρκυρα, 30 Απριλίου – 4 Μαΐου 2014. IV. Φιλοσοφία, Αρχαιολογία, Αρχαιογνωσία, Αρχιτεκτονική, Θέατρο, Κερκυραϊκά Χρονικά, Β, vol. ΙΑ΄, Corfu: 231-243.

This paper focuses on the 2013 season of the archaeological research on the above mentioned site, which continues that of the late Professor Yiannis Sakellarakis (1992-1994). It aims at completing and enriching the picture of the Minoan presence on the island of Kythera, the geographical position of which was of crucial importance for cultural contacts since prehistory.