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ARTICLES | 2009

Mycenae revisited part 1. The human remains from Grave Circle A: Stamatakis, Schliemann and two new faces from Shaft Grave VI

The Annual of the British School at Athens 104 (2009) [February 2010]: 233-277.

Building work at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens in 2003 led to the rediscovery of the two male skeletons from Shaft Grave VI at Mycenae, found by Panayiotis Stamatakis in 1877 as he completed the excavation of Grave Circle A begun by Schliemann.

Kinship in Aegean Prehistory? Ancient DNA in human bones from mainland Greece and Crete

The Annual of the British School at Athens 104 (2009) [February 2010]: 293-309.

Attempts were made to detect ancient DNA (aDNA) in samples of 89 human skeletons from Neolithic and Bronze Age sites in Greece and Crete. Ancient DNA was absent in specimens from Nea Nicomedia, Lerna, Kato Zakro: Karaviadena, and Mycenae Grave Circle A.

Casting finger rings in Mycenaean times: Two unpublished moulds at the National Archaeological Museum, Athens

The Annual of the British School at Athens 104 (2009) [February 2010]: 311-319.

The recording of two unpublished moulds in the storeroom of the Prehistoric Collections of the National Archaeological Museum, Athens, presented here, provide the stimulus for a re-examination of the construction method of the bezeled/signet rings of Mycenaean times. The moulds, one of semi-cylindrical shape and the other rectangular, belong to a limited class of items from Crete, Mainland Greece, and Enkomi, Cyprus.

Prehistoric Laconia: A note on the location of the site of Souroukla

The Annual of the British School at Athens 104 (2009) [February 2010]: 321-324.

In 1921, Carl Blegen found Mycenaean and other ancient sherds at a site then named Souroukla, near Skala in Laconia. William Coulson and others have mistakenly assumed that Souroukla is to be identified as Ayios Stephanos, the important site surveyed by the author in 1956 and later excavated by the British School under Lord William Taylour.

Documenta Praehistorica XXXVI. 16th Neolithic Studies

Ljubljana

Documenta Praehistorica XXXVI. 16th Neolithic Studies

The 16th Neolithic Studies anthology comprises seventeen selec­ted papers presented at the fifteenth Neolithic Seminar Cli­mate Anomalies, Population and Culture Dynamics in Prehistory that took place at the Department of Archaeology, University of Ljubljana in November 2008.

Corpus der minoischen und mykenischen Siegel VI (2 vols)

Mainz

Corpus der minoischen und mykenischen Siegel VI (2 vols) These volumes publish the 516 Minoan and Mycenaean seals in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Although many have been previously published, this publication is far more comprehensive than any which precede it and several artefacts previously considered doubtful or fake have been re-examined and rehabilitated. The seals are each illustrated and photographed with descriptions, commentary, comparanda and bibliographies.

The Past in the Past: The Significance of Memory and Tradition in the Transmission of Culture

Oxford

The Past in the Past: The Significance of Memory and Tradition in the Transmission of Culture The present volume is the outcome of a session held at the 12th European Archaeological Association conference at Krakow in Poland, in September 2006, titled The Past in the Past: The Significance of Memory and Tradition in the Transmission of Culture. In the papers presented in this session as well as in the chapters presented in this volume there were three central concepts, which were very closely linked and interrelated, memory, tradition and identity. It became apparent that there were various ways in which they were perceived and consciously exploited within different societies.

ΚΕΡΜΑΤΙΑ ΦΙΛΙΑΣ – Studies in Honour of Ioannis Touratsoglou (2 vols)

Athens

ΚΕΡΜΑΤΙΑ ΦΙΛΙΑΣ – Studies in Honour of Ioannis Touratsoglou (2 vols) Ioannis Touratsoglou follows the long tradition of the Directors of the Numismatic Museum, who have been recognised as academics with a strong personality. These volumes are a small token, in return for his contribution to the Museum. The participation of many different colleagues, from a variety of academic fields, reflects the appreciation, friendship and recognition of Touratsoglou among them.

Review of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Cyprus

Nautical Archaeology

Casson, L., 2009. Review of A.B. Knapp, Prehistoric and Protohistoric Cyprus (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), Nautical Archaeology 38.1 (March): 178-179.

Review of ΧΑΡΙΣ: Essays in Honor of Sara A. Immerwahr

Journal of Near Eastern Studies

Colburn, C.S., 2009. Review of A.P. Chapin (ed.), ΧΑΡΙΣ: Essays in Honor of Sara A. Immerwahr (Princeton: American School of Classical Studies, 2004), Journal of Near Eastern Studies 68.2: 117-119.

Review of The Mycenaean Feast

Journal of Near Eastern Studies

Younger, J.G., 2009. Review of J.C. Wright (ed.), The Mycenaean Feast (Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2004), Journal of Near Eastern Studies 68.2: 150-152.

Depending on 14C data: Chronological frameworks in the Neolithic and Chalcolithic of southeastern Europe

Radiocarbon 51.2 (September 2009): 751-770.

With the introduction of the radiocarbon method in 1949 and the calibration curve constantly improving since 1965, but especially due to the development of the more accurate accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) dating some 30 yr ago, the application of the 14C method in prehistory revolutionized traditional chronological frameworks.

Nicolas Coldstream (1927-2008)

The Annual of the British School at Athens 104 (2009) [February 2010]: 1-8.

Nicolas CoNicolas Coldstream, archaeologist of Greece and the Mediterranean in the 9th and 8th centuries BC, was born in India, educated in England, and carried out the research for his first masterpiece Greek Geometric Pottery (1968) while Macmillan Student at the British School at Athens (1957-60).