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ARTICLES | 2012

The Lord of the Gold Rings: the Griffin Warrior of Pylos

Hesperia 85.4 (2016): 627-655

In May 2015, a University of Cincinnati team unexpectedly discovered a large stone-built tomb of Late Helladic IIA date near Tholos Tomb IV on the first day of renewed excavations at the Palace of Nestor, Pylos.

Final Neolithic Crete and the southeast Aegean: supplement 1

Aegean Archaeology 11 (2011-2012) [2015]: 7-34

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This work is the first in a series of articles intended as supplements to the book entitled “Final Neolithic Crete and the Southeast Aegean”, published in 2014. Although the book was released only a year ago, it represents the state of research of early 2013, and in the meantime some new data have come to light which are relevant to the analysis of the transition between the Neolithic and the Early Bronze Age in the south Aegean.

Re-entering Tholos B at Koumasa: the double entrance reconsidered

Aegean Archaeology 11 (2011-2012) [2015]: 61-71

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More than 100 years after the first excavation by Stephanos Xanthoudides, the resumption of the archaeological fieldwork at Koumasa created the rare opportunity to re-study one of the most important tholos cemeteries in the Mesara. The brilliant publication of the site, by Xanthoudides in 1924, remains until today one of the primary sources on Minoan tholoi.

Attribution studies of golden signet rings: new efforts in tracing Aegean goldsmiths and their workshops

Aegean Archaeology 11 (2011-2012) [2015]: 73-88

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The task of attributing seals to different hands or workshops is still a desideratum in Aegean studies, for the identification of Aegean seal-engravers and goldsmiths and their stylistic output could dramatically change our knowledge of the use, circulation and social impact of certain seals or seal groups and refine our methods of dating this (often only roughly datable) medium.

Ladles and spoons from the neolithic settlement at Thermi, Central Macedonia (in Greek)

In P. Adam-Veleni & K. Tzanavari (eds), Δινήεσσα: τιμητικός τόμος για την Κατερίνα Ρωμιοπούλου (Thessaloniki 2012): 25-33

The excavation of the Neolithic settlement at Thermi provided a large number of ladles (36) and spoons (7), deriving mainly from the outer area of the habitation area, where extended pits are situated. The ladles vary in size, but in general do not have great differences in manufacturing.

LH III burial rites in Elis (in Greek)

In P. Adam-Veleni & K. Tzanavari (eds), Δινήεσσα: τιμητικός τόμος για την Κατερίνα Ρωμιοπούλου (Thessaloniki 2012): 55-68

The LHIII is the period of flourishing and economical growth of Elis. Extended burial contexts demonstrate that the Alpheios river and its tributaries were densely populated, indicating the process of collection and transport of goods to the mouth of Alpheios river in the Ionian sea, as well as towards the inland of the Peloponnese.

Luxurious cosmetic containers of Mycenaean times (16th – 14th cent. B.C.) (in Greek)

In P. Adam-Veleni & K. Tzanavari (eds), Δινήεσσα: τιμητικός τόμος για την Κατερίνα Ρωμιοπούλου (Thessaloniki 2012): 47-54

The present article brings together evidence on the existence of toiletries and cosmetics, and makes further suggestions on the use of a special class of objects that have not gained the appropriate attention: the gold chain lockets, destined to contain some precious substances/cosmetics.

Iron Age cemetery at the Panagitsa-Xervi of Edessa (in Greek)

In P. Adam-Veleni & K. Tzanavari (eds), Δινήεσσα: τιμητικός τόμος για την Κατερίνα Ρωμιοπούλου (Thessaloniki 2012): 81-90

In 2005, it became possible to undertake rescue excavation of 13 tombs within the Iron Age Cemetery, at the border of the Panagitsa-Zervi farms in the Municipality of Edessa, Regional Unity of Pella.