Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2009

Δώρον. Τιμητικός τόμος για τον Σπύρο Ιακωβίδη (Doron. A volume in honour of Spyros Iakovides)

Athens 2009

Δώρον. Τιμητικός τόμος για τον Σπύρο  Ιακωβίδη (Doron. A volume in honour of Spyros Iakovides)

In 2008, Professor Spyros Iakovides celebrated his 85th birthday as well as 50 years of contribution to the excavation of Mycenae. He originally collaborated with George Mylonas and has been excavation director for the last 20 years. In order to honour his contribution, students, colleagues and friends dedicated a volume of studies on Mycenaean archaeology, the main field of research for Spyros Iakovides. The volume is a small token of appreciation, respect and caring for the academic professor and friend, with the fitting title of - ΔΩΡΟΝ -, a word first recorded on a Linear B tablet (ΤΥ Τη 316) with the meaning of contribution (do-ra).

Wilusa: Reconsidering the evidence

Klio 91 (2009): 291-310.

A wide consensus among archaeologists and classicists today prevails that Ilios of the Homeric epics should be identified with the hill of Hisarlik. Moreover, a growing number of Hittitologists tends to believe, with less hesitance than before, that Taruisa of the Hittite texts should be identified with Troy and Wilusiya/Wilusa with (F)Ilios. A strong argument in favour of this view is, among others, the striking similarity between the names of the Wilusan ruler Alaksandu and Homeric Alexander (the second name of the unfortunate Trojan hero Paris).

Life and death in the periphery of the Mycenaean world: Cultural processes in the Albanian Late Bronze Age

Ocnus 17 (2009): 11-22.

The identification and description of the Mycenaean type objects found in the late Bronze Age contexts of Albanian sites has been object of several previous publications. As objects that stand out from the characteristic types of the local cultures, the finds of Mycenaean types have received particular attention. They have served extensively in the establishment of the late Bronze Age, early Iron Age chronologies as well as in the characterization of some form of contacts between the Aegean and Albanian territories in the later prehistory.

Stable isotope analysis of the Middle Helladic population from two cemeteries at Asine: Barbouna and the East Cemetary

Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry 9.2 (2009): 1-14.

In this paper we report the results of the stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analyses of humans from two Middle Bronze Age cemeteries at Asine, Greece: Barbouna (n=6) and the East Cemetery (n=13). In general, the dietary pattern of adults and juveniles shows a heavy reliance on mainly terrestrial foods; C3 plants and a varying amount of animal protein (meat, milk or dairy products). The high nitrogen values of some individuals from the East cemetery indicate a substantial consumption of animal protein, although the carbon values show that no detectable amounts of marine foods, or C4 plants such as millet had been consumed.

Placing social interaction: an integrative approach to analyzing past built environments

Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 28.4 (December 2009): 439-457.

A growing recognition of the vital role that built space plays in social reproduction has created a need for analytical methods and interpretive frameworks with which to investigate this relationship in archaeological datasets. I address this by developing an integrative approach that emphasizes the role of the built environment as the context for interactions through which social structures are created, transformed and reproduced.

Review of Taureador Scenes in Tell el Dab’a (Avaris) and Knossos

Journal of Hellenic Studies

Warren, P., 2009. Review of M. Bietak, N. Marinatos & C. Palyvou, Taureador Scenes in Tell el Dab’a (Avaris) and Knossos (Vienna: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2007), Journal of Hellenic Studies 129: 204-206.

Review of Excavations at Phylakopi in Melos 1974-77

Journal of Hellenic Studies

Schallin, A.-L., 2009. Review of C. Renfrew, N. Brodie, C. Morris & C. Scarre, Excavations at Phylakopi in Melos 1974-77 (London: British School at Athens, 2007), JHS 129: 207-208.

La préhistoire du Sud-Est européen : traditions et innovations


La préhistoire du Sud-Est européen : traditions et innovations Le passé préhistorique du Sud-Est de l’Europe est à l’heure actuelle au centre de débats passionnants. Les enjeux sont, en effet, importants tant pour la péninsule balkanique elle-même, qui, entre la Méditerranée orientale et centrale, s’étire sur des latitudes importantes, que pour le vieux continent européen aux portes duquel elle se situe.

Tree-Rings, Kings, and Old World Archaeology and Environment: Papers Presented in Honor of Peter Ian Kuniholm


Tree-Rings, Kings, and Old World Archaeology and Environment: Papers Presented in Honor of Peter Ian Kuniholm Dendrochronology, or tree-ring dating, provides a key resource for understanding archaeological sites and art historical objects and serves as a stepping stone for investigating past climate. In the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean, Peter Ian Kuniholm is synonymous with dendrochronology and dendro-archaeology. Since 1973, he has collected wood and developed chronologies from forests, historic buildings, and archaeological sites throughout Greece, Turkey, and surrounding lands; the wood archive at Cornell houses thousands of samples, some of which extend back to 7000 BC.