Kalapodi, a small village in the former province of Locris in southern Phthiotis, is mostly known in the archaeological community for the systematic excavation of the Oracle of Avon by the German Archaeological Institute, instead of its prehistoric past.
AEGEAN LECTURES | 2017
The old (1950, 1955-1956, 1962) and more recent (1999-2001) excavations undertaken by the Archaeological Society at the acropolis of Brauron have brought to light valuable archaeological information for our understanding of the habitation history of this coastal site in eastern Attica...
Remains from a small Late Helladic IIIC settlement excavated inside the later sanctuary of Poseidon on Kalaureia (Poros) are presented. It was located in and around the later temple area and only limited architectural remains are preserved just above bedrock to the west of the Archaic peribolos wall.
Tracing households, people and meanings: ten years of research activity at the Neolithic settlement of Avgi, Kastoria, NW Greece (lecture in Greek)
In the mid-sixth millennium BC, a new rural settlement was established within the Neolithic landscape of the Kastoria region, at a short distance from the modern village of Avgi, and about 10 km SW of Lake Orestida.
The film will be introduced by the director Philippos Koutsaftis, while Dr. Monica Nilsson (Swedish Institute at Athens) will talk about the excavations at Dendra and the discovery of the famous cuirass.
The unexpected discovery of a marble Cycladic figurine at the site of Gkisouri at Nea Styra in the summer of 2008 led to the subsequent excavation of the area that revealed a cluster of three EH II graves.
In 2007, the remains of a small boat were discovered in the prehistoric settlement of Mitrou, located on the North Euboean Gulf in East Lokris, central Greece. This site was excavated in 2004–2008 by the 14th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and the University of Tennessee...
Recent archaeological evidence from the excavations of the MH settlement of Aspis at Argos (French School at Athens) seems to confirm the argument that more complex structures at the end of the period did not emerge suddenly but that they can be discerned in prior phases.
‘Moving up the property ladder’: Transformations and innovations in Aegean households and communities, 1200–600 BC
This talk considers developments and changes within communities in the Aegean islands and Crete through examination of their domestic environments, between c.1200 – 600 BC, a period when Cycladic, Eastern Aegean islands and Crete were engaged in different social developments.
The Mycenaean cemetery at Clauss, Patras. The remains of an unknown world at the end of an era (in Greek)
The recently completed study of the Mycenaean cemetery at Clauss Patras yielded information on various facets of an unknown society situated at the periphery of the Mycenaean world, just before its collapse.
Alepotrypa Cave, located in Diros, Lakonia, is a massive karstic formation of several chambers ending at a deep freshwater lake. It was used for more than 3000 years as a residential area, a storage space, a burial site, and a locus of ritual activity. This is suggested by a rich archaeological record that includes a variety of features, such as hearths, clay ovens, clay floors, and primary and secondary burials.
The sanctuary of Ayia Irini is arguably one of the most impressive discoveries of the Swedish Expedition in Cyprus (1927-1931). Reputed for its masses of terracotta votive statuary, Ayia Irini has produced one the richest corpora of figures and figurines ever to have been excavated in the ancient Mediterranean.
Habitation and funerary evidence, recently investigated in the wider area of Koilada and Kranidi in the region of Ermioni, Peloponnese, indicate the presence of extended Early Bronze Age settlements.
This paper presents some of the results of the BACI (Bronze Age Carian Iasos) project, whose goal is the publication of the Bronze Age finds and structures discovered during the old excavations at Iasos (Caria, SW Turkey) conducted by Doro Levi and Clelia Laviosa from the early 1960s until the early 1980s.
The prehistoric settlement of Thermi on Lesbos provides one of the earliest examples of urbanisation in the Mediterranean, with urban features and town planning from the beginning of the 3rd millennium BC.
Rescue work and archaeological research at Kleitos, Kozani: the Neolithic settlement through space and time. The diachronic use of the site (in Greek)
The archaeological site at Kleitos is situated in the basin of Kitrini Limni (Yellow Lake), in a short distance from the town of Kozani. It was inhabited from the second half of the 6th millennium until the 2nd millennium BC, and then again during historical times.
Around a century ago Arthur Evans began the task of writing up his excavations at Knossos. Whatever his initial intentions may have been, the resulting volumes of the Palace of Minos eschewed a conventional presentation of the site and its excavations in favour of a masterly synthesis of what Evans chose to call Minoan civilisation. Consequently, although Evans’ presentation of the Minoans was strongly influenced by (and seemingly grounded in) the evidence from Knossos, it has been by no means easy or straightforward for us to evaluate the empirical basis for his vision or to use his excavations to develop new interpretations.
The on-going excavations of Eleon are enriching our understanding of central Greece throughout the Mycenaean Age. Located between Thebes and its harbor at Aulis at the Euboean Gulf, the site has been identified with the secondary center listed in the Theban administrative tablets as e-re-o-ni, which is mentioned twice in the Iliad.
Much of our understanding of the mainland Greek prehistory is based on the research in the Argolis. While she was definitely spearheading the contemporary developments during the LBA palatial period, and was spectacularly full of gold and other precious items in the previous Shaft Grave Period, the MBA in the Argolis was a far cry when compared to developments in Central Greece.
The question about the “Coming of the Greeks”, i.e. about the origins of the Greek language and its first association with the later Greek mainland, has always been an important aspect of the wider Indo-European problem. Within the context of this research quest, the understanding of several linguistic and cultural expressions of the Aegean prehistory was very soon attached to the long-standing and predominant epistemological paradigm of the Indo-European problem.