BOOKS | 2010
Μεσολιθική Ελλάδα, 9000-6500 π.Χ. Παλαιοπεριβάλλον, Οικονομία, Τεχνολογία (Mesolithic Greece, 9000-6500 BC. Palaeoenvironment, Palaeoeconomy, Technology)
Athens 2010The book presents the Mesolithic period in Greece, based on the most recent excavations. The first five chapters present the most important Mesolithic sites in Northwestern Greece (including the Ionian Islands) and Thessaly, in Central Greece, the Peloponnese and the Aegean.
Πρακτικά ΙΓ΄ Επιστημονικής Συνάντησης ΝΑ Αττικής (Proceedings of the 13th Scientific Meeting of SE Attica)
Kalyvia Thorikou 2010The book publishes the results of the 13th Scientific Meeting of Southeast Attica, which took place at Paiania on 29 October 2 November 2008. 44 articles are published. Some of them refer to prehistoric times. The articles are written in Greek, followed by a brief English summary.
Cambridge 2010This book presents an interdisciplinary study of the role of spirituality and religious ritual in the emergence of complex societies. Involving an eminent group of natural scientists, archaeologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and theologians, this volume examines Çatalhöyük as a case study. A nine-thousand-year old town in central Turkey, Çatalhöyük was first excavated in the 1960s and has since become integral to understanding the symbolic and ritual worlds of the early farmers and village-dwellers in the Middle East. It is thus an ideal location for exploring theories about the role of religion in early settled life.
Cambridge 2010The Bronze Age was a formative period in European history when the organisation of landscapes, settlements, and economy reached a new level of complexity. This book presents the first in-depth, comparative study of household economy and settlement in three micro-regions: the Mediterranean (Sicily), Central Europe (Hungary), and Northern Europe (South Scandinavia).
Newcastle upon Tyne 2010The idea to hold a conference for postgraduate students and young scholars conducting research on Cypriot Archaeology was inspired in 2001 by Dr Kirsi Lorenz, at the time a PhD student at the University of Cambridge and now currently Research Coordinator at the Cyprus Institute.
Lanham 2010This volume explores the ways local communities perceive, experience, and interact with archaeological sites in Greece, as well as with the archaeologists and government officials who construct and study such places. In so doing, it reveals another side to sites that have been revered as both birthplace of Western civilization and basis of the modern Greek nation.
Liège & Austin 2010For the Aegean Bronze Age gold finger rings immediately call to mind the many gold signet rings and impressions thereof on clay sealings from both Crete and the Greek mainland; such items continue to be found in new excavations. The numerous seal impressions demonstrate that the rings were primarily used for administrative purposes. These are excluded from the present study, which focuses instead on the non-sphragistic decorated finger rings that occur less frequently. The author has attempted to assemble as many examples as possible.
The subject of this study is middle-Minoan fine ware, also known as ‘Kamares’-ware. Earlier scholars were adapting typological and stylistic results for psychological explanations and therefore the meanings of motifs on vases from the point of view of the perceptions of the original artists and the users of their vessels have been misunderstood.
Cambridge 2010The author examines the early history of the biblical Philistines who were among the 'Sea Peoples' who migrated from the Aegean area to the Levant during the early twelfth century BC. Creating an archaeological narrative of the migration of the Philistines, he combines an innovative theoretical framework on the archaeology of migration with new data from excavations in Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel and thereby reconstructs the social history of the Aegean migration to the southern Levant.
Bethesda, Maryland 2010The study at hand presents a new evaluation of the data and our understanding of the political landscape in Greece during the Late Bronze Age, especially during the fourteenth and thirteenth centuries BC. Over the last several years there has been a flood of new publications on this topic, in popular magazines, monographs, and scholarly publications.
New York 2010The impact of long-distance exchange on the developing cultures of Bronze Age Greece has been a subject of debate since Schliemann's discovery of the Shaft Graves at Mycenae. In Mycenaean Greece, Mediterranean Commerce, and the Formation of Identity, Bryan E. Burns offers a new understanding of the effects of Mediterranean trade on Mycenaean Greece by considering the possibilities represented by the traded objects themselves in their Mycenaean contexts.
This volume grew out of an interdisciplinary discussion held in the context of the Leverhulme-funded project ‘Changing Beliefs in the Human Body’, through which the image of the body in pieces soon emerged as a potent site of attitudes about the body and associated practices in many periods.