Anna Philippa-Touchais, Gilles Touchais & Sylvian Facard (avec la collaboration de K. Nikolopoulou & A. Gardeisen)Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique 134 Rapports (2010): 551-566.
Dans le cadre du Programme d'étude topographique et architecturale de l'Aspis, cofinancé depuis 2005 par l'EFA et l'INSTAP, la campagne de 2009 a comporté, d'une part, des opérations de terrain, d'autre part, des travaux d'étude.
Maud Devolder Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique 134 (2010): 31-70.
The poverty of the Neopalatial funerary record (1650/1640-1440/1430 B.C.) is the subject of this paper, for which both natural and cultural factors are explored. The exposition of corpses to the elements or their crude deposition in natural cavities seems to be the reason for their rarity in the Neopalatial archaeological landscape. It can also be related to ancient Cretan practices.
Ludovic Bellot-Gourlet, Olivier Pelon & Michel SéfériadèsBulletin de Correspondance Hellénique 134 (2010): 1-29.
This article treats the obsidians found during recent excavations of the pre- and proto-palatial levels within the palace of Malia or in the immediate proximity. The material has been examined from different angles, beginning with the knapping technique.
Anna Margherita JasinkStudi Micenei ed Egeo-Anatolici 52 (2010): 149-167.
In the period following the fall of Mycenaean palaces, of the Hittite empire and the small states in Syro-Palestinian areas a likely new role for Cyprus seems to open. The island not only maintains its peculiar position as key point for trade but also becomes the cross-road for people who stop in Cyprus, often only provisioning, moving from and towards other countries.
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.
Olga PhilaniotouAnnuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente LXXXVIII (2010):311-346.
Η ιστορική μοίρα της Λήμνου, από την αχλύ της προϊστορίας ως τις μέρες μας είναι στενά συνυφασμένη αφενός με την καίρια γεωστρατηγική της θέση στην είσοδο σχεδόν των Δαρδανελλίων και αφετέρου με τη γεωμορφολογία της που πρόσφερε ασφαλείς όρμους και άφθονη, εύφορη καλλιεργήσιμη γη. Την πρώτη μεγάλη άνθηση της γνώρισε η Λήμνος ως γνωστόν, κατά την Πρώιμη Εποχή του Χαλκού με παραπάνω από 20 εντοπισμένους ως σήμερα οικισμούς.
A. A. Tsonis, K. L. Swanson, G. Sugihara & P. A. TsonisClimate of the Past 6 (2010): 525-530.
Climate change has been implicated in the success and downfall of several ancient civilizations. Here we present a synthesis of historical, climatic, and geological evidence that supports the hypothesis that climate change may have been responsible for the slow demise of Minoan civilization.
Adamantios Sampson, Malgorzata Kaczanowska & Janus K. KozlowskiKrakow
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 Bratislava
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.