BOOKS | 2010
London 2010In recognition of the outstanding contribution made by Peter Warren to Aegean archaeology — and in particular to Cretan studies — this volume offers a collection of 36 papers reflecting his wide-ranging research interests. Among the topics addressed are material culture and iconography, including frescoes, pottery, seals and stone vases; chronology, inter-site relationships, overseas connections and religion; Knossos and the legacy of Sir Arthur Evans;
Patras 2010This autobiographical manuscript, which is published for the first time, records the life of Dörpfeld chronologically. The archaeologist began to record his life in 1916, and he continued shortly before his death. The publication is in German and Greek.
MESOHELLADIKA – MΕΣΟΕΛΛΑΔΙΚΑ. La Grèce continentale au Bronze Moyen – Η ηπειρωτική Ελλάδα στη Μέση Εποχή του Χαλκού – The Greek Mainland in the Middle Bronze Age
Athens 2010During the first half of the 2nd millennium BC, as the first palaces appear in Crete and the Minoan civilisation is flourishing, the Greek mainland goes through what is considered a period of stagnation, it not decline and social regression: the Middle Helladic period. The Middle Bronze Age in the Greek mainland has received very little attention, perhaps because of the relative austerity of the material culture and the absence of overt social differentiation.
Die Bedeutung der minoischen und mykenischen Glyptik. VI. Internationales Siegel-Symposium aus Anlass des 50 jährigen Bestehens des CMS Marburg, 9.-12. Oktober 2008
The book presents the results of the 6th International Seal Conference, with the title ‘Die Bedeutung der minoischen und mykenischen Glyptik‘. The Conference took place in Marburg (Germany) in October 2008, on the occasion of the 50 years of the Corpus der Minoischen und Mykenischen Siegel. The 33 papers are written in English (23), German (8) and French (2).
Dawn of Discovery: The Early British Travellers to Crete. Richard Pococke, Robert Pashley and Thomas Spratt, and their Contribution to the Island’s Bronze Age Archaeological Heritage
Oxford 2010It is intended to focus on three important British travellers to Crete during the 18th and 19th centuries to establish whether or not they wade any significant contribution to the field of research with regard to the archaeological heritage of Bronze Age Crete. It is an attempt to bring these ‘lost pioneers’ of antiquity to the fore and to recognize their efforts as part of the foundation of the discovery of the island’s Bronze Age archaeology prior to the groundbreaking excavations of Sir Arthur Evans. They arc Richard Pococke (1704-65), Robert Pashley (1805-59) and Thomas Spratt (1811-88).
The book publishes the Proceedings of the First “Archaeological Work of Crete”. The Conference took place in November 2008, at the University of Crete (Rethymnon). The numerous papers are divided into 6 sections. The first section presents the work of the offices of the Ministry of Culture, the next four sections focus on the work of the four Prefectures of Crete (Lassithi, Heraklion, Rethymnon and Chania), while the final section includes some general issues.
Η Ελλάδα στο ευρύτερο πολιτισμικό πλαίσιο των Βαλκανίων κατά την 5η και 4η χιλιετία π.Χ. (Greece in the wider cultural context of the Balkans during the fifth and fourth millennium BC)
Athens 2010In parallel with the exhibition "The Lost World of Old Europe. The Danube Valley, 5000-3500 BC", the Museum of Cycladic Art, in collaboration with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism - General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage, is organizing a small presentation of characteristic artifacts from Greek Neolithic sites of the 5th and 4th millennium BC for comparative reasons. This presentation aims at revealing the similarities and the differences that existed between Greece and other regions of SE Europe 7.000 ago, and to exploring developments in Greece within a wider historical and cultural framework.
New York 2010
In the prehistoric Copper Age, long before cities, writing, or the invention of the wheel, Old Europe was among the most culturally rich regions in the world. Its inhabitants lived in prosperous agricultural towns. The ubiquitous goddess figurines found in their houses and shrines have triggered intense debates about women's roles. The Lost World of Old Europe is the accompanying catalog for an exhibition at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. This superb volume features essays by leading archaeologists as well as breathtaking color photographs cataloguing the objects, some illustrated here for the first time.