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.
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.
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.
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.
This presentation will introduce a book that explores settlement and burial patterns across the southeastern corner of the Balkan Peninsula during the second millennium BC, offering a detailed cross-border examination of local pottery data. Based on a comprehensive chronologically structured analysis the work calls into question some existing culture-historical constructs.