Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


Re-Examining the Pylos Megaron Tablets

Kadmos 48 (2010): 107-123.

During the 1952 excavation season at Ano Englianos, sixteen fragmentary Linear B tablets were found in the Megaron of the Palace of Nestor. These tablets were found throughout the red mudbrick destruction layer in the Megaron, leading Blegen and Rawson to conclude that the tablets had fallen from an upper story above the Megaron.

Methodology in Mycenaean prosopography: The use of names as evidence

Kadmos 48 (2010): 93-106.

Prosopography has long played an important role in Mycenology. Because personal names account for a large proportion of the words found in the Linear B tablets, the activities of the individuals bearing those names can he studied in order to ascertain information about the members of Mycenaean society who populate the bureaucratic records

Les allocations de laine des tablettes en Linéaire B de Thèbes

Kadmos 48 (2010): 77-92.

L’industrie textile mycénienne est connue en grande partie grâce aux tablettes en linéaire B de Cnossos et de Pylos, et une série d’études fondamentales ont permis de comprendre de façon approfondie ce secteur de l’économie palatiale. Mycènes, Tirynthe et Thèbes, en revanche, n’ont livré que peu de tablettes à ce propos et ne servent souvent que comme points de comparaison sur des sujets très spécialisés.

Eteocypriot and Cypro-Minoan 1–3

Kadmos 48 (2010): 39-75.

In another study I have examined some features of the languages written in the three most important Cypro-Minoan (= CM) writing systems, CM 1, 2 and 3.

Ελεφάντινα κτένια από τη μυκηναϊκή συλλογή του Εθνικού Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου

Αρχαιολογική Εφημερίς 149 (2010): 145-208.

Η λευκότητα και η απαλή υφή του ελεφαντόδοντου αλλά και η δυσκολία ανεύρεσης του τύπου το καθιστά πολύτιμο, πρέπει να ήταν οι παράγοντες που οδήγησαν από νωρίς στη χρήση του για την κατασκευή πολυτελών αντικειμένων από τους τεχνίτες του Αιγαίου.

Aspects of cult in early Thermos

Αρχαιολογική Εφημερίς 149 (2010): 1-60

In the heart of Aetolia, a wide mountain plain stretches out at the northeast of Lake Trichonis. At its eastern edge, on the verge of the Megalakkos height lies the site of Thermos. Thermos is known in history as a religious and political centre of the Aetolian League, an outcome of processes going back centuries.

Review of Η αιγαιακή προϊστορική έρευνα στις αρχές του 21ου αιώνα. Πρακτικά Επιστημονικής Συνάντησης, Pέθυμνο 5–7 Δεκεμβρίου 2003

Aegean Book Reviews

Vavouranakis, G., 2010. Online review of Κ. Κopaka (ed.), Η αιγαιακή προϊστορική έρευνα στις αρχές του 21ου αιώνα. Πρακτικά Επιστημονικής Συνάντησης, Pέθυμνο 5–7 Δεκεμβρίου 2003 (Ηράκλειο 2009), Aegean Book Reviews 24-11-2010.

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14C Dating of the Early to Late Bronze Age Stratigraphic Sequence of Aegina Kolonna, Greece

In M.B.H. Breese, L.E. Rehn & C. Trautmann (eds), Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Rome, Italy, September 14-19, 2008, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 268 (2010): 1013-1021.

Aegina Kolonna, located in the center of the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Mediterranean (Greece), is one of the major archaeological sites of the Aegean Bronze Age with a continuous stratigraphic settlement sequence from the Late Neolithic to the Late Bronze Age.

Socializing Geoarchaeology: Insights from Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice Applied to Neolithic and Bronze Age Crete

Geoarchaeology 25 (2010): 675-708.

Because the history of human life is about ways of inhabiting the world, geoarchaeology should play a central role in the archaeological program and cannot be reduced to a mere subspecialty of archaeology with its own autonomous theories and concerns. Hence there is a pressing need for theorizing; geoarchaeology cannot ignore nearly five decades of theoretical debates in archaeology.

Dodecanese – Italy – Europe. Rediscovering some long known objects

Annuario della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene LXXXVII (2010): 157-168.

One the most conspicuous innovations marking the end of the Late Bronze Age (LH IIIB late-IIIC) in the Aegean is the sudden appearance and growing popularity of bronze objects of Italian/European origin and/or influence.

Les cultes du Ptoion dans les tablettes en lineaire B de Thèbes

Annuario della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene LXXXVII (2010): 209-214.

L’ École Française d’ Athènes a fouillé deux sanctuaires du Ier millenaire sur le Ptoion : le sanctuaire du héros Ptoios situé sur la butte de la colline de Kastraki pres de Karditza, à quelque 2 km de la ville d’Akraiphia, fouillé par P. Guillon. et le sanctuaire d’Apollon Ptoios au lieu dit Perdikovrysi (nom qui en grec moderne signifie ‘source des perdrix’), à 1500 m de distance de l’héroon, fouillé par M. Holleaux.

That special atmosphere outside of national boundaries”: Three Jewish directors and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Annuario della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene LXXXVII (2010): 133-145.

By the start of WWII, members of ASCSA had long been committed to public service in Greece, especially as it concerned the needs of refugees and the victims of disasters. In 1918-1919, Edward Capps, professor of Classics at Princeton University and newly elected Chair of the Managing Committee of ASCSA, took temporary leave from the latter post to lead a Red Cross mission to Greece.