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Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

AEGEAN LECTURES | 2019

Friday, 25 January 2019, 19:00

Piecing together the puzzle of Mycenaean Achaea. Brief stories from the cemetery of Agios Vasileios, Chalandritsa (lecture in Greek)

Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens)

Piecing together the puzzle of Mycenaean Achaea. Brief stories from the cemetery of Agios Vasileios, Chalandritsa (lecture in Greek)

The Mycenaean chamber tomb cemetery of Agios Vasileios in Chalandritsa (Achaia), although discovered as early as in 1928 by Nikolaos Kyparissis, never underwent a systematic excavation or study. The recent study of all available data was mainly based on the results of rescue excavations that took place in the cemetery from 1989 to 2001, always under the shadow of looting.

Friday, 29 March 2019, 19:00

The first mechanically driven woodworking tools (bow drill and lathe) in shipbuilding and furniture making respectively during the LBA period

Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens)

The first mechanically driven woodworking tools (bow drill and lathe) in shipbuilding and furniture making respectively during the LBA period

The bow drill as well as the lathe can be regarded as the first step in the mechanization of woodworking. As for the former, there is a wide range of written, pictorial and archaeological evidence for its use in woodworking artifacts, in furniture making and shipbuilding, although in most cases only the bronze drill bit has survived and its shape is unclear due to extensive wear.