The notion of kinship is of immense importance for the study of early societies, due to its major role in all aspects of life. In Homeric and Ηesiodic narrations, the idea of descent from a clan/tribe is missing. Kinship appears as a fluid notion, not strictly determinable through biology, but as a combined construction of biological relatedness and desired connection.
The Early Bronze Age settlement at Koropi is, to date, the largest settlement in Attica. Since the 80’s, the rescue excavations of the B’ Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and subsequently the Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica, have revealed extensive architectural remains and numerous findings.
Colin Renfrew and Michael Boyd (main speaker), with Irini Legaki, Evi Margaritis, Giorgos Gavalas, Ioanna Moutafi, Ayla Krijnen, Myrto Georgakopoulou, Myrsini Gkouma, James Herbst and Nathan Meyer
A public archaeological online lecture in collaboration with the Open University of Cyprus
In the third millennium BCE Aegean, widely dispersed communities manifested connectivity through perennial gatherings at centres of congregation such as Keros or Knossos. New excavations at Keros in the central Cyclades offer unparalleled opportunities to investigate the material bases of such connections, and the networks of material, information, people and skills which were formed and reformed through developing processes of communication.