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ARTICLES | 2012

Observatory validation of Neolithic tells (“Magoules”) in the Thessalian plain, central Greece, using hyperspectral spectroradiometric data

Journal of Archaeological Science 39:5 (May 2012): 1499-1512.

This paper presents the results obtained from field spectroradiometric campaigns over Neolithic tells (“magoules”) located at the Thessalian region in Greece. In each one of the four archaeological sites selected, three sections were carried out using the GER 1500 handheld spectroradiometer.

Modern and early-middle Holocene shells of the freshwater mollusc Unio, from Çatalhöyük in the Konya Basin, Turkey: preliminary palaeoclimatic implications from molluscan isotope data

Journal of Archaeological Science 39:1 (January 2012): 76-83.

Carbon and oxygen isotope ratios in the shells of the freshwater Unio mollusc yield information on the isotopic composition of the water in which the shell was formed, which in turn relates to climatic conditions prevailing during the bivalves’ life span.

Seals, Scripts, and Politics at Late Bronze Age Kourion

American Journal of Archaeology 116:1 (2012): 39-103.

Excavations at the Late Bronze Age settlement and cemetery of Episkopi-Bamboula in the Kouris River valley laid the foundation for a stratified study of both the earliest writing on Cyprus (i.e., Cypro-Minoan script) and Cypriot seals, especially small stone cylinder seals and the larger wooden rollers used to make impressions, usually on pithoi.

Bearing the Marks of Control? Reassessing Pot Marks in Late Bronze Age Anatolia

American Journal of Archaeology 116:1 (2012): 5-38.

Simple marks on pottery are known in both the archaeological and ethnographic records of various societies, and numerous functions have been proposed for these so-called pot marks. Conventionally, Late Bronze Age Anatolian prefiring pot marks have been identified as signs of the Luwian hieroglyphic script and have been thought to convey information related to the volume or origin of the vessel, the quality of the vessel or its contents, the storage location of the vessel, or the sociopolitical context of its use.

Προ-ιστορήματα 1-5 (2009-2012)

The online journal Pro-istorimata is published by the Group for the Study and Promotion of the Greek Prehistory. To day five volumes have been published. Almost all articles are in Greek.

The oldest maritime sanctuary? Dating the sanctuary at Keros and the Cycladic Early Bronze Age

Antiquity 86.331 (March 2012): 144-160.

The sanctuary on the island of Keros takes the form of deposits of broken marble vessels and figurines, probably brought severally for deposition from elsewhere in the Cyclades. These acts of devotion have now been accurately dated, thanks to Bayesian analyses of the contemporary stratigraphic sequence on the neighbouring islet of Dhaskalio.

Archaeology under Metaxas

Metaxas Project - Inside Fascist Greece (1936-1941), 12 January 2012: online article (partly republished from: D. Kokkinidou & M. Nikolaidou, "On the stage and behind the scenes: Greek archaeology in times of dictatorship", in M.L. Galaty & C. Watkinson (eds), Archaeology under dictatorship, New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum, 2004: 155-190).

This online publication is part from an article first published in 2004. The article examines the interplay between archaeology and dictatorship in the context of the Greek experience.