Giorgos Rethemiotakis & Maria EgglezouHeraklion2010
Eltyna or Eltynia is a Greek town located close to the village Kounavi in central Crete. The location of the ancient town became known ninety years ago after the discovery of an archaic inscription which records penalties for causing injuries to boys and adolescents. It records the ethnic name of the town's citizens together with authorities and political institutions accountable to the state, which was an autonomous polity (polis).
The new volume of the journal ALS contains 4 articles (written in Greek) regarding the excavations of the prehistoric site of Akrotiri, as well as an article on a survey on the island of Therasia. There is also an obituary for Stella Spantidaki.
Adamantios Sampson, Malgorzata Kaczanowska & Janus K. KozlowskiKrakow2010
Kythnos with the neighbouring island of Keos is one of the islands of the Cyclades located closely to continental Greece. It is situated at a distance of 60 miles from Piraeus, but it is very close to Cape Sounion. The island which is 15 miles long from north to south and 5 miles wide is now almost bare, yet in the prehistoric period it boasted of quite abundant vegetation and important wild fauna.
The geographical position of Troy at the cross-roads between Anatolia, the Aegean, Black and Marmara Seas, as well as the eastern Balkans, has made it a focal point of cultural, economic and political relations for these regions. One aspect of this huge, multidimensional subject, being investigated for many years, is the collections of artefacts from H. Schliemann's excavations in Troy kept at many museums.
'Ancient Greece' with its associations of city states, democratic governance, and iconic material culture, can no longer be envisaged as a uniform geographical or historical entity. The Classical city-states of Crete differed considerably in culture, history and governance from those of central Greece.
Edited by Barbara Horejs, Reinhard Jung & Peter Pavúk Bratislava2010
The volume bears witness to the variety of pottery survival: mostly large amounts from hundreds of contexts, often in a secondary or tertiary position, pottery from short-lived settlements or tell-settlements in use for millennia, plain or decorated pottery, handmade pottery or wheel-thrown mass products.
Textile production was of greater value and importance to people in the past than any other social craft activity: everyone depended on cloth. As with other craft goods, such as pottery, metal objects, or ivory carving, the large-scale production and exchange of textiles required specialization and some degree of centralization.
Although the Greek Peninsula lies within a core area of early hominin movements between Africa and Europe but also within Eurasia itself, the Lower Palaeolithic record of Greece remains as yet extremely poor. Choosing the scanty Greek record as a case-study, Tourloukis elaborates on a hitherto largely overlooked subject in the Eurasian Early-Middle Pleistocene archaeology: the role of geomorphic processes in biasing archaeological distribution patterns of early human presence.
Edited by Bernhard Hänsel & Ioannis AslanisRahden/Westf 2010
This is the third and pivotal one of six volumes on the tell settlement excavated to some 1% in 1994-1996. The 18 layers of the upper part of the tell, which was ca. 200 x 100 x 30 m large and originally situated at the sea and on the river Olynthius, reach from the transition between the Early to Middle Bronze Age [cal. B.C. 2060] to the Protogeometric Phase [early 1st mill. B.C.].
Τhe Mycenaean cemetery of Mitopolis was discovered by N. Kyparissis in 1927 at the lower banks of the Mitopolianiko mountain, known also as Kompovouni. The cemetery is located at the mid-space between two settlements and most probably closer to the small settlement of Komi, which with that of Mitopolis, which is bigger, composes the homonym village, under the Municipality of Olenia.
The fourth volume of the journal Pasiphae is divided in two parts. The first part presents the results of the international conference “Riflessioni sulla cronologia egea alla luce delle recenti scoperte di Santorini”, that took place in Milan on 27-28 April 2009.
The volume “Scribi e Pastori” represents a systematic study of the D-class tablets from the Knossos Linear B archive (ca. 1,000 tablets and fragments). As it is well known, the D-class includes several sets of documents dealing with the administration of the sheep flocks of the palace (more than 100,000 sheep).
Σύντομος οδηγός του αρχαιολογικού χώρου της Μιδέας, με πολλές έγχρωμες εικόνες από πρόσφατες ανασκαφές και ευρήματα. Η Ακρόπολη της Μιδέας αποτελεί το τρίτο σε σπουδαιότητα ισχυρό κέντρο της Μυκηναϊκής Αργολίδας μετά τις δυο άλλες κυκλώπειες ακροπόλεις, τις Μυκήνες και την Τίρυνθα.
Ο παρών τόμος παρουσιάζει δεκάξι ανακοινώσεις που παρουσιάστηκαν στον Αρμενιστή Ικαρίας τον Σεπτέμβριο του 2006, στο πλαίσιο του συνεδρίου με τίτλο ΄Η Αρχαιολογική Σκαπάνη στην Ικαρία. Εβδομήντα Χρόνια Ανασκαφικής Έρευνας και Μελλοντικές Προοπτικές΄. Με επίκεντρο τόσο τις διαχρονικές εκφάνσεις του πολιτισμού της Ικαρίας, υλικού και άυλου, όσο και την ιστορία της αρχαιολογικής έρευνας καθεαυτήν, οι ανακοινώσεις αυτές καλύπτουν ένα ευρύ χρονολογικό φάσμα, που εκτίνεται από την Προϊστορική περίοδο έως τους νεώτερους χρόνους.