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 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.
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.