Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


L’Acropoli di Atene durante il Neolitico Finale e il Bronzo Antico. Lo studio ex novo dei ritrovamenti dello scavo Levi sul pendio Sud: rapporto preliminare

Annuario della Scuola archeologica di Atene e delle missioni italiane in Oriente XCII, Serie III.14 (2014) [2016]: 15-31

Apart from a brief publication (1930-1931), the findings of the excavation by D. Levi in 1922 of a Neolithic hut on the south slope of the Acropolis north of the Stoa of Eumenes and the archeological material he collected in 1923 from two small caves north of the temple of Asclepio have not been extensively studied or published.

Death and burial in the age of the Cypriot city-kingdoms: social complexity based on the mortuary evidence

Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 370 (NOV. 2013): 145-168

The major tenet of this paper is that mortuary behavior is a vehicle of social and political change leading to a heightened awareness of identity at death. Through shifting portrayals of identity and changes in the mortuary record, it is possible to highlight developments in the sociopolitical landscape over time and between regions.

Large scale anthropogenic reduction of forest cover in Last Glacial Maximum Europe

PLOS ONE 11(11) (open access)

Reconstructions of the vegetation of Europe during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) are an enigma. Pollen-based analyses have suggested that Europe was largely covered by steppe and tundra, and forests persisted only in small refugia.

An overview of the Late Helladic IIIC period in Anatolia

Talanta XLVI-XLVII (2014-2015): 7-26

When we look into western Anatolia in the LH IIIC period, an increase in Mycenaean pottery is observed in comparison with the preceding periods along the coast in settlements like Panaztepe, Liman Tepe, Bademgediği Tepe, Kadıkalesi, Miletos, and Cine-Tepecik.

Post-eruptive flooding of Santorini caldera and implications for tsunami generation

Nature Communications 7 (open access)

Caldera-forming eruptions of island volcanoes generate tsunamis by the interaction of different eruptive phenomena with the sea. Such tsunamis are a major hazard, but forward models of their impacts are limited by poor understanding of source mechanisms.

A royan gift? Bulk grain storage in Protopalatial and Neopalatial Crete

Studi Micenei ed Egeo-Anatolici 1 (2015, new series): 137-170

Recent years have witnessed a growing interest of Aegean archaeologists in methods of quantifying the subsistence economy in order to obtain a better idea of which parts of society were either economically dependent or in charge respectively.

Les premiers voyageurs à Messène : de Cyriaque d’Ancône à l’expédition de Morée

Revue archéologique 2016/1 (no. 61): 3-60

This paper re-evaluates the place of Messene in the Peloponnesian routes of the first European travellers, prior to the excavations and surveys of the scientific expedition to the Morea (1829), and reviews their contribution to our knowledge of the archaeological site and its remains.