Theodore Fyfe (1875-1945) is widely known as Arthur Evans’s architect during the first five excavating seasons at the Palace of Knossos (1900-1904). From 1904 onwards Fyfe was working mainly for John James Burnet at the British Museum. From 1922 until 1936, he was Director of the Cambridge School of Architecture; and from 1926 until his retirement in 1941 he was University Lecturer in Architecture.
Leslie Preston Day, Nancy L. Klein & Lee Ann Turner contributions by Heidi Dierckx, Kimberly Flint-Hamilton, Geraldine C. Gesell, David S. Reese, and Lynn SnyderPhiladelphia, Pa. 2009
This volume is the second in the series of final reports on the work of the Kavousi Project and the first volume on the cleaning (1982–1984) and excavations (1987–1992) at the mountain sites located above the modern village of Kavousi in eastern Crete. These sites, Vronda and the Kastro, shed light on the Early Iron Age, the transitional period in Cretan history known popularly as the Dark Ages, thereby elucidating the way of life of the people who lived in the area of Kavousi during that period and how their culture changed over time.
Edited by Christos Loucos, Napoleon Xifaras & Kleanthi PaterakiRethymnon2009
The volume brings together a series of papers in honour of Professor Nikolaos Faraklas, on the occasion of his retirement from the University of Crete. The papers (in Greek) are written by colleagues and former students. Some of the papers cover prehistoric issues.
Constantinos Paschalidis, with a contribution by P.J.P. McGeorgeOxford 2009
Halfway along the mountainous route between the Ierapetra isthmus and Siteia, on the northern limits of the western mountain range of the Siteia province (eastern Crete), is the small village of Tourloti. Approximately 2.5 kilometres north of the village, on the hillside that drops down to the beach at Mochlos, on the site of Plakalona, is a LMIII chamber tomb cemetery. Richard B. Seager was the first to identify and excavate the site in 1900.
E. Protonotariou-Deilaki (edited by Helen Morou-Kapokaki)Athens2009
The book is a posthumous publication of the Ph.D. dissertation of Evaggelia Protonotariou-Deilaki (†2002) (submitted in 1980 at the University of Athens). The publication, edited by Helen Morou-Kapokaki, was based on photographic material that was found in Deilaki’s archive donated by her daughter Maria to the Ephorate of Palaeoanthropology and Speleology of Southern Greece. The dissertation focuses on Middle and Late Helladic cemeteries that were excavated by Protonotariou-Deilaki in Argos during the 1970s. The cemeteries according to the author were tumuli. The book includes unknown and precious photographs.
Many questions about the Middle and Late Cypriot Bronze Age remain unanswered, especially those concerned with chronology, social transformation and the development of local entities or industries. The title of this collection of papers “The Formation of Cyprus” was chosen to emphasize the fact that local community activities and trade on a local scale had a considerable influence on island-wide development and, in this instance, on the formation of society in the Bronze Age.
This is the account of an excavation by the British School at Athens at the major Mycenaean settlement in the central Eurotas valley of Laconia, close to the site of ancient and modern Sparta, in the south-central Peloponnese. The site was first identified and partly explored by the British School (under its sixth Director, R. M. Dawkins) in 1909-10. This volume presents the results of fieldwork undertaken by the School in 1973-77, 1980 and 1985, led by the then Director, H. W. Catling.
Edited by Vivi Vassilopoulou and Stella Katsarou-TzevelekiMarkopoulo of Mesogeia2009
A collection of 40 papers (and one inaugural address) from the conference From Mesogeia to Argosaronikos, held in Athens on 18-20 December 2003. The book presents recent excavations and finds conducted by the Second Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities in Attica, Piraeus, Troezen and the islands of Kythera and Antikythera during the decade 1994-2003 (since then the Second Ephorate has been divided into two Ephorates). The papers are presented following a geographical sequence. All papers are in Greek, followed by abstracts in English.
Edited by Christoph Bachhuber and R. Gareth Roberts Oxford 2009
The volume is the first in nearly a decade to focus a wide range of scholarship on one of the most compelling periods in the antiquity of the Mediterranean and Near East. It presents new interpretive approaches to the problems of the Bronze Age to Iron Age transformation, as well as re-assessments of a wide range of high profile sites and evidence ranging from the Ugaritic archives, Hazor, the Medinet Habu reliefs, Tiryns and Troy. Implications for a changing climate are also explored in the volume.
Verein zur Förderung der Aufarbeitung der Hellenischen Geschichte e.V. (επιμέλεια)Weilheim 2009
On May 7 & 8, 2008 a symposium was held at the Gasteig in Munich - Germany, on the topic Bronze Age Architectural Traditions in the Eastern Mediterranean: Diffusion and Diversity. The Symposium was an initiative of the Society for the Study and Propagation of Hellenic History, based in Weilheim - Germany, which has organized several scientific gatherings in the past on philology and archaeology. Co-organizers were Verein Ägais (The Aegean Club), Munich.
Twenty-nine papers are presented from the eponymous June 2005 conference run by the University of Crete as part of an interdisciplinary program on Gender in Social Sciences. Written by archaeologists of the prehistoric Aegean and wider Mediterranean, the papers focus on the issue of gender in the archaeology of the Bronze Age, as well as of the Neolithic and Upper Palaeolithic periods.
This is a completely new and revised edition of Fire in the Sea: The Santorini Volcano, Natural History and the Legend of Atlantis (originally published by Cambridge University Press, 2000). When the Greek island of Santorini, classically known as Thera, dramatically erupted in 1613 BC 13 years, it produced one of the largest explosions ever witnessed, thereby possibly giving rise to the legend of Atlantis. This so-called ‘Minoan’ eruption triggered tsunamis that devastated coastal settlements in the region. On Santorini it left behind a Bronze Age Pompeii, which is now being excavated.
In December 1883, a dispute began between Ernst Boetticher and Heinrich Schliemann over the latter’s interpretation of his research in Troy. After studying Schliemann’s book on his excavations in Troy, published in November 1880, Boetticher was convinced that Schliemann had misinterpreted the excavation results and had not found a settlement, but a fire-necropolis.
A collection of 21 papers from the workshop Minoan Eruption Chronology, held at Sandbjerg (Denmark) in November 2007. The book presents new evidence about the absolute date of the “Minoan” eruption of the Santorini volcano. Worth of mention is the question of the editor: “Should archaeologists stop quibbling about details of chronological arguments which belonged to the past, and simply discuss the chronological and historical implications of the new date?”
Edited by Lynne A. Schepartz, Sherry C. Fox & Chryssi Bourbou Princeton, N.J. 2009
The papers in this book reflect current studies being conducted in the field of bioarchaeology in Greece. The authors present material ranging in date from the Palaeolithic to modern times. Biological anthropologists working in the Mediterranean region can draw on a wealth of archaeological and documentary evidence to inform their hypotheses. This book shows how scientific approaches to the past are shedding new light on previously insoluble questions. In addition to presenting a number of case studies, the editors provide a synthetic survey of the subject.