A Silent Place: Death in Mycenaean Lakonia is the first book-length systematic study of the Late Bronze Age (LBA) burial tradition in south-eastern Peloponnese, Greece, and the first to comprehensively present and discuss all Mycenaean tombs and funerary contexts excavated and/or simply reported in the region from the 19th century to present day.
Edited by Apostolos Sarris, Evita Kalogeropoulou, Tuna Kalayci & Lia Karimali Michigan2017
The last three decades have witnessed a period of growing archaeological activity in Greece that have enhanced our awareness of the diversity and variability of ancient communities. New sites offer rich datasets from many aspects of material culture that challenge traditional perceptions and suggest complex interpretations of the past.
John Bintliff, Emeri Farinetti, Božidar Slapšak & Antony Snodgrass Cambridge2017
Few major Classical cities have disappeared so completely from view, over the centuries, as Thespiai in Central Greece. Only the technique of intensive field survey, carefully adapted to a large urban site and reinforced by historical investigation, has made it possible to recover from oblivion much of its life of seven millennia.
Edited by Maria Ivanova, Bogdan Athanassov, Vanya Petrova, Desislava Takorova & Philipp W. Stockhammer Oxford & Philadelphia 2018
Ever since the definition of the Neolithic Revolution by Vere Gordon Childe, archaeologists have been aware of the crucial importance of food for the understanding of prehistoric developments. Numerous studies have classified and described cooking ware, hearths and ovens, have studied food residues and more recently also stable isotopes in skeletal material.
The excavations conducted at the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri on Thera, under the aegis of the Archaeological Society at Athens, have been exceptionally generous in finds. The great eruption of the island’s volcano in the mid-2nd millennium BC sealed the remains of the vibrant city, with its lavishly decorated multi-story houses and their sophisticated household equipment, in a thick layer of ash
Seafaring is a mode of travel, a way to traverse maritime space that enables not only the transport of goods and materials but also of people and ideas — communicating and sharing knowledge across the sea and between different lands.
The existence of an opposition between rural and urban spaces is an important question for our societies, and one that has been posed since the radical transformations of the 20th century and the so-called ‘end of the peasants’. In this context it becomes also a question for archaeologists and historians.
Edited by Yannis Tzedakis, Holley Martlew & Robert ArnottPhiladelphia 2018
This is the first volume on the Late Minoan III necropolis of Armenoi in western Crete. It sets the scene, introduces the site and its topography, and offers the results of site surveys and their finds.
Edited by Johannes Becker, Johannes Jungfleisch & Constance von RüdenLeiden2018
Colourful surface treatments form an integral element of vernacular and élite architecture of ancient societies. This is also true for the various regions of the Eastern Mediterranean in the 2nd millennium B.C.E., where elaborate wall paintings furnished temples, tombs, palatial buildings, and in general more elaborate houses.
J. Driessen, M. Anastasiadou, I. Caloi, T. Claeys, S. Dederix, M. Devolder, S. Jusseret, C. Langohr, Q. Letesson, I. Mathioudaki, O. Mounthuy & A. SchmittLouvain-la-Neuve 2018
Following a first 5-year programme between 2007 and 2011 and three earlier preliminary reports published as Aegis 1.4 and 6, the Belgian School at Athens returned to Sissi in 2015. This volume describes the results of the 2015 and 2016 campaigns, in part concentrating on the remains of a large, Neopalatial monumental complex with Central Court, which was initially recognised in 2011.
Edited by Marisa Marthari, Colin Renfrew & Michael J. BoydOxford2019
This second volume on Early Cycladic (and Cycladicising) sculptures found in the Aegean, examines finds from mainland Greece, along with the rarer items from the north and east Aegean, with the exception of those discovered in the Cyclades (covered in the preceding volume), and of those found in Crete. The significance of these finds is that these are the principal testimonies of the influence of the Early Bronze Age Cycladic cultures in the wider Aegean.
Edited by Konstantinos Chalikias & Emilia OddoPhiladelphia2019
This book brings together for the first time scholars working on the Bronze Age settlement patterns and material culture of the southern Ierapetra Isthmus, a region that actively participated in the coastal and maritime trade networks of East Crete. During the past few decades, while various archaeological projects focused on the northern isthmus, the Ierapetra area remained largely neglected and unknown, a terra incognita.
In this book, Kramer-Hajos examines the Euboean Gulf region in Central Greece to explain its flourishing during the postpalatial period. Providing a social and political history of the region in the Late Bronze Age, she focuses on the interactions between this “provincial” coastal area and the core areas where the Mycenaean palaces were located. Drawing on network and agency theory, two current and highly effective methodologies in prehistoric Mediterranean archaeology, Kramer-Hajos argues that the Euboean Gulf region thrived when it was part of a decentralized coastal and maritime network, and declined when it was incorporated in a highly centralized mainland-looking network.
The Mycenaean pottery from the excavations of M. Korfmann is presented in detail. It is discussed by excavated area starting with the areas on the mound; this is followed by that from the buildings round the base of the mound, then by that from buildings in the central Lower Town; it concludes with the material from the Fortification Ditch. Within each area the pottery is presented stratigraphically.