Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


Η ελληνική γλώσσα «υπάρχει» και στα κρητικά ιερογλυφικά

Panagiotis Georgoudis, Ελευθεροτυπία, 24/12/2009

Στα κρητικά ιερογλυφικά, γραφή που υπάρχει από το 2000 π.Χ. στη Μινωική Κρήτη, βρίσκονται στοιχεία της ελληνικής γλώσσας αυτούσια. Πρόκειται για δεδομένο το οποίο καταδεικνύει πως οι Ελληνες υπήρχαν στην Κρήτη τουλάχιστον από την αρχή του μινωικού πολιτισμού, γεγονόςπου το επιβεβαιώνει το σύνολο των σοβαρών ιστορικών πηγών. Η εν λόγω διαπίστωση του μελετητή των Αιγαιακών γραφών, Μηνά Τσικριτσή, είναι αυτοτελώς

Neanderthal ‘make-up’ containers discovered

BBC NEWS, 09/01/2010

Scientists claim to have the first persuasive evidence that Neanderthals wore “body paint” 50,000 years ago. The team report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that shells containing pigment residues were Neanderthal make-up containers. Scientists unearthed the shells at two archaeological sites in the Murcia province of southern Spain. The team says its find buries “the view

Prehistoric boat found at Prespa lake

Έθνος, 18/01/2010

The first small wooden boat found in the Balkans was discovered in the shore of the Great Prespa lake. It is believed that there are many more discoveries to be made in this region and they will enrich what we know about prehistoric sites in the region.

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DNA analysed from early European

Scientists have analysed DNA extracted from the remains of a 30,000-year-old European hunter-gatherer. Studying the DNA of long-dead humans can open up a window into the evolution of our species (Homo sapiens). But previous studies of this kind have been hampered by scientists’ inability to distinguish between the ancient human DNA and modern contamination.

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Cambridge Keros Project (2009)

2009 was a period of intense study for the Cambridge Keros Project, which completed its excavation phase in 2008. In-field study of the pottery – which continued without break through the winter to completion in September 2009 – has clarified the ceramic phases of the excavation as well as the relationship between the two sites excavated – the ritual deposit

New distinction for bioarchaeologist K. Harvati

Dr. Katerina Harvati is well known for her revolutionary research work, which gives the most convincing answers so far to all the questions regarding the evolution of the early modern human. The American Association of the Advancement of Science- AAAS Council elected 531 members as Fellows of AAAS, whereby Dr. Harvati is being recognized, along with other fellows for their

Chania was a palatial centre like Knossos

N. Kontrarou-Rassia, Ελευθεροτυπία, 8-12-2009

Chania is believed to have been a palatial centre possibly like Phaistos and Knossos. This opinion is supported by the recent rescue excavations that have taken place around the modern city of Chania, which has been built over the ancient one.

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Recent excavations in Attica (Greece)

On 16 November the Ephore I. Tsirigoti-Drakotou gave a paper on the recent excavations of the 2nd Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities in Attica. Among the others, the excavations brought to light new Neolithic architectural remains at Paiania and Kato Kiffisia (Athens), two Late Bronze Age chamber tombs at Glyka Nera with impressive finds including 17 vases, a bronze

Μινωίτες που σερφάρουν στο Ιnternet

Maria Thermou, Το Βήμα, 13/11/2009

Η αποκάλυψη, στη διάρκεια ανασκαφών στη Ζώμινθο της Κρήτης, του πρώτου μινωικού κέντρου που έχει εντοπιστεί ως σήμερα σε βουνό έγινε πρωτοσέλιδη είδηση σε αμερικανικό αρχαιολογικό (και διαδικτυακό) περιοδικό

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Remains of a Minoan-style painting discovered during excavations of the Canaanite palace at Tel Kabri

University of Haifa, Communications and Media Relations

The remains of a Minoan-style wall painting, characterized by a blue background, the first of its kind to be found in Israel, was discovered in the course of the recent excavation season at Tel Kabri. This fresco joins others of Aegean style that have been uncovered during earlier seasons at the Canaanite palace in Kabri. “It was, without doubt, a