Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


Metallurgical production and long-distance interaction – new evidence from LM III Phaistos

Creta Antica 12 (2011): 289-306.

This paper takes into consideration two fragmentary moulds from the LM IIIC context of the Casa a Ovest del Piazzale I at Phaistos. The identification of the matrix for a bronze win­ged-axe comparable with the well-known item from a mould of Mycenae gives the opportu­nity for having a deeper insight into the relations linking Crete to Italy in the field of metal­lurgical activities at the close of the Late Bronze Age.

La fornace da vasaio TM IB di Haghia Triada. Una riconsiderazione della tavoletta HT 31 (Tablet HT 31 and the pottery kiln from Ayia Triada)

Creta Antica 12 (2011): 273-288.

Of the many studies dedicated to tablet HT 31 the one conducted by Duhoux has cer­tainly solved the largest number of questions, with the exception of a precise identification of the types of vases represented. This paper tackles this issue with a structuralistic approach and starts from a comparison with the LM I formal repertoire which was actual­ly used at Ayia Triada.

La fornace da vasaio TM IB di Haghia Triada. Le ceramiche e il sistema di produzione, distribuzione e consumo (The LM IB ceramic kiln at Hagia Triada: the pottery and the system of production, distribution and consumption)

Creta Antica 12 (2011): 199-272.

This study provides a complete and updated edition of the pottery recovered during Levi and Laviosa's excavation of the LM IB kiln at H. Triada and, on the basis of a reasses­sment of old and new data concerning pottery production in the LM I western Mesara

La fornace da vasaio TM IB di Haghia Triada. Introduzione

Creta Antica 12 (2011): 127-130.

Lo scavo della fornace di H. Triada fu l'ultima 'fatica' militante di Doro Levi. L'indi­menticato Maestro lavorava già da qualche anno alla pubblicazione definitiva dello scavo di Festòs, con lunghi soggiorni estivi nei magazzini della Missione italiana.

Per una rilettura «funzionale» dell’ala sud-occidentale del Palazzo di Festòs: il caso dei vani IL-XXVII/XXVIIΙ (Towards a new ‘functional’ interpretation of the south-west wing of the First Palace at Phaistos: the case of rooms IL-XXVII/XXVIII)

Creta Antica 12 (2011): 17-125.

The purpose of this research is to verify, in a preliminary form, a sector of the South West wing of the first palace of Phaistos, excavated by D. Levi during the 1950s. This part of the building, which has yielded a substantial number of finds, has always been highly problematic for the interpretation of data.

Disclosed Intellectual Capital Aspects in Creto-Mycenean Palatial Linear B Clay Tablets

in Tsounis, N. (ed.), 2011. Proceedings of the International Conference on Applied Economics 2008: 611-621.

While the Bronze Age Culture in Crete is known as the “Minoan Culture” according to Evans, the same culture in the Greek Mainland is called Helladic, that in the Aegean Islands Cycladic and that in Asia Minor Anatolian Culture. In the present work the main focus is put on those mentioned Minoan, Helladic, Cycladic and Anatolian or Hellenic Bronze Age (HBA) cultures.

Minoische Lustralbassins

Boreas 34 (2011): 1-102.

Die sog. minoischen Lustralbassins sind in der ägäischen Bronzezeit nahezu ausschließlich im minoischen Kreta be­kannt. Einzig auf der Insel Thera, die bekanntermaßen stark minoisch geprägt war, wurde ein weiterer Raum dieser Art entdeckt. Im mykenischen Griechenland findet sich der Bautypus der Lustralbassins hingegen nirgendwo.

„Unter Wasser segeln“ oder: Warum Troia erobert wurde

Skyllis 11:2 (2011): 49-57.

The natural conditions that prevail in the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles have in later times made it difficult, though not impossible, for sailing vessels to pass these straits on their way to the Black Sea.

The Late Bronze Age Shipwreck off the islet of Modi (Poros)

Skyllis 11:2 (2011): 25-34.

The rocky islet of Modi is situated SE of Poros on a sea route very important for navigation in the region. On the north steep sloppy bottom of Modi, at a depth of 27-40 meters, the cargo of a Late Bronze Age shipwreck was discovered, during an underwater research project carried out by the Hellenic Institute of Marine Archaeology (HIMA), under the direction of the author.