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AEGEAN LECTURES | 2017

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Friday 17 May 2013, 18:30

Tracing households, people and meanings: ten years of research activity at the Neolithic settlement of Avgi, Kastoria, NW Greece (lecture in Greek)

British School at Athens (Upper House) (52 Souedias, Athens)

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.

22 November 2013, 19:00

The Middle Bronze Age boat from Mitrou and the origins of Aegean boat building

Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens)

The Middle Bronze Age boat from Mitrou and the origins of Aegean boat building

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...

6 December 2013, 19:00

Middle Helladic Argos: A process towards social complexity (lecture in Greek)

Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens)

Middle Helladic Argos: A process towards social complexity (lecture in Greek)

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.

31 January 2014, 19:00

‘Moving up the property ladder’: Transformations and innovations in Aegean households and communities, 1200–600 BC

Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens)

‘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.

21 March 2014, 19:00

Neolithic Alepotrypa Cave and the surrounding area: Past and present research

Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens)

Neolithic Alepotrypa Cave and the surrounding area: Past and present research

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.

11 April 2014, 19:00

The Ayia Irini sanctuary in Cyprus: Facing the challenges of an old excavation

Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens)

The Ayia Irini sanctuary in Cyprus: Facing the challenges of an old excavation

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.

17 October 2014, 20:00

Iasos and Minoanisation

Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens)

Iasos and Minoanisation

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.

12 December 2014, 19:00

Rescue work and archaeological research at Kleitos, Kozani: the Neolithic settlement through space and time. The diachronic use of the site (in Greek)

Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens)

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.

23 January 2015, 19:00

Fragments of Complexity. Piecing together the puzzle of ‘Prepalatial’ Knossos (c. 3600-2000 BC)

Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens)

Fragments of Complexity. Piecing together the puzzle of ‘Prepalatial’ Knossos (c. 3600-2000 BC)

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.

20 February 2015, 19:00

The Mycenaean Age and its endurance at ancient Eleon in Boeotia

Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens)

The Mycenaean Age and its endurance at ancient Eleon in Boeotia

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.

27 March 2015, 19:00

Beyond Argolis. Survival of MH traditions into LBA in Central Greece

Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens)

Beyond Argolis. Survival of MH traditions into LBA in Central Greece

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.

17 April 2015, 19:00

The traditional paradigm of the Indo-European problem and the “Coming of the Greeks (in Greek)

Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens)

The traditional paradigm of the Indo-European problem and the “Coming of the Greeks (in Greek)

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.

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