The Minoans in the Central, Eastern and Northern Aegean — New Evidence. Acts of a Minoan Seminar 22-23 January 2005 in Collaboration with the Danish Institute at Athens and the German Archaeological Institute at Athens
Edited by Colin F. Macdonald, Erik Hallager & Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier
Publisher: The Danish Institute at Athens
Description: Hardback, 280 p., colour & b/w ill., maps, tables, 28×21,5 cm
The two-day seminar, which took place on 22-23 January 2005 at the German Archaeological Institute at Athens, gathered archaeologists of the Aegean (Greek, Turkish and other nationalities) who were involved in publishing material from sites that displayed evidence for a greater or lesser ‘Minoan presence’. The main sites and areas discussed in this volume are: Akroteri-Thera, Skarkos-Ios, Afiartis-Karpathos, Ialysos-Rhodes, Urla Peninsula, Teichiussa, Iasos, Miletus, Troy, Koukonisi-Lemnos and Poliochni-Lemnos. The precise nature of that presence (from objects to people, from influence to emulation) was examined and subsequently discussed, a summary of which is presented here alongside most of the original papers. Two papers (Niemeier-Miletus; Matsas-Mikro Vouni) were not published here but are represented by short abstracts and brief bibliographies. The volume is introduced by Yannis Sakellarakis, followed by an essay on Minoanisation and the Minoan Thalassocracy by Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier and concluded by Peter Warren who prefaced and guided the final discussion.
Erik Hallager, Preface
List of contributors
Yannis Sakellarakis, Opening address
Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, ‘“Minoanisation” versus “Minoan thalassocrassy” — an introduction’ [11-29].
Irene Nikolakopoulou, ‘“Beware Cretans bearing gifts”. Tracing the origins of Minoan influence at Akrotiri, Thera’ [31-39].
Marisa Marthari, ‘Middle Cycladic and early Late Cycladic cemeteries and their Minoan elements: the case of the cemetery at Skarkos on Ios’ [41-58].
Manolis Melas, ‘The Afiartis Project: Excavations at the Minoan settlement of Fournoi, Karpathos (2001-2004) — a preliminary report’ [59-72].
Toula Marketou, ‘Ialysos and its neighbouring areas in the MBA and LB I periods: a chance for peace’ [73-96].
Hayat Erkanal & Levent Keskin, ‘Relations between the Urla peninsula and the Minoan world’ [97-110].
Walter Voigtländer, ‘The Bronze Age settlement of Teichiussa’ [111-120].
Nicoletta Momigliano, ‘Minoans at Iasos?’[121-140].
Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, ‘Miletus introduction. Abstract and bibliography’ [141-142].
Amy E. Raymond, ‘Miletus in the Middle Bronze Age: An overview of the characteristic features and ceramics’ [143-156].
Dietrich Niemeier, ‘Miletus IV: The settlement and the Minoan sanctuary of the beginning of the Late Bronze Age. Abstract and bibliography’ [157-157].
Ivonne Kaiser, ‘Miletus IV: the locally produced coarse wares’ [159-165].
Discussion after Saturday’s sessions
Christos Boulotis, ‘Koukonisi on Lemnos: Reflections on the Minoan and Minoanising evidence’ [175-218].
Massimo Cultraro, ‘Crete and the islands of north Aegean before the palaces: Reconsidering the evidence of Poliochni, Lemnos’ [219-241].
Martha Guzowska, ‘En vogue minoenne … On the social use of Minoan and Minoanising objects in Troia’ [243-249].
Dimitris Matsas, ‘The Minoans in Samothrace. Abstract and bibliography’ [251-251].
Discussion after Sunday’s sessions
Peter M. Warren: Final summing up