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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.

Monday, 3 June 2019, 18:30

Spatial contiguities and stratigraphic discontinuities as transtemporal engagement with the past. The prehistory and protohistory of the site of Azoria in eastern Crete

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

Spatial contiguities and stratigraphic discontinuities as transtemporal engagement with the past. The prehistory and protohistory of the site of Azoria in eastern Crete

The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of archaeological sites as dynamic and multitemporal environments, and to demonstrate the use of excavation as a means of visualizing stratigraphic events as cultural processes and forms of cultural production. Using as a case study the multiperiod site of Azoria in eastern Crete, the paper examines specific contexts of architectural and depositional juxtaposition across culture periods periods—the incorporation of Final Neolithic, Late Minoan IIIC, and Protoarchaic (late 8th and 7th c.) buildings, contexts, and artifacts within the Archaic settlement.

Friday, 8 November 2019, 19:00

The “new” clothes of the Hero. New results from the on-going study of the textiles from Lefkandi

Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens)

The “new” clothes of the Hero. New results from the on-going study of the textiles from Lefkandi

The burial of the so-called Hero of Lefkandi, discovered in 1981, contained one of the largest textile finds from ancient Greece, as well as a narrow band decorated with geometrical patterns. Almost forty years after their discovery, the textile finds from the cinerary vase are studied by an international team in the context of a plyridisciplinary research project.