Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


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.

An iconographical observation on the LHIIIC “Painted Stele” from Mycenae (in Greek)

In P. Adam-Veleni & K. Tzanavari (eds), Δινήεσσα: τιμητικός τόμος για την Κατερίνα Ρωμιοπούλου (Thessaloniki 2012): 35-45

The “painted stele” was discovered in 1893 by Christos Tsountas in a chamber tomb at Mycenae and was immediately published. It is covered with stucco and painted in LHIIIC style.

Von den Kykladen nach Mykene – Religionen der Frühzeit

In F.S. Knauß (ed.), Die Unsterblichen. Götter Griechenlands (2012): 18-23

Als im 19. Jahrhundert die ersten Marmorfiguren bekannt wurden, die heute als ,Kykladenidole‘ berühmt sind, wurden sie auch in der Fachwelt zunächst eher abschätzig beurteilt.

Pella from the Bronze to the Hellenistic age (in Greek)

In Μ. Tiverios, P. Nigdelis & P. Adam-Veleni (eds), Threpteria: Studies on Ancient Macedonia (Thessaloniki 2012): 8-25

For Pella prior to the middle of the 4th cent. BC, the excavation work carried out in the area of the new entrance to the archaeological area was of immense importance, for it has confirmed the continuous habitation, unbroken since the Early Bronze Age of the site where the Macedonian capital was established in, most probably, the late 5th cent. BC, as proven by graves from the Bronze and Iron ages, and from the Archaic and Classical eras.

Mycenaean Aegina. Kolonna – Lazarides: the tale of two settlements (in Greek)

In P. Adam-Veleni & K. Tzanavari (eds), Δινήεσσα: τιμητικός τόμος για την Κατερίνα Ρωμιοπούλου (Thessaloniki 2012): 69-79

The settlements blossomed on Aegina during prehistoric times, Kolonna, in the NW part of the island, and Lazarides, in the E. Kolonna, located in a low promontory, flourished from the 3rd millennium BC, maintaining trading contacts with several sites in the Aegean and, probably, beyond, whereas Lazarides, in an environment totally different, began developing from the end of the 17th c. BC.

Ritual performances in Minoan lustral basins. New observations on an old hypothesis

Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente XC, serie III, 12: 199-211

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In 1984, Ν. Marinatos proposed for the first time to recognize in the frescoes from the Xeste 3 lustral basin at Akrotiri the representation of a ceremony concerning a female rite of passage performed in the room. In the following years, this interpretation has been widely discussed but substantially accepted by many scholars.

Leska. A new peak sanctuary on the island of Kythera

Journal of Prehistoric Religion XXIII (2012): 7-24.

The evidence for the existence of a peak sanctuary at Leska in the western part of the island of Kythera is presented. In order to assess the correctness of this identification, the site is compared and contrasted with peak sanctuaries that have been identified on Kythera, at Ayios Yeoryios sto Vouno, and on Crete.

Cult Stones of Ancient Cyprus

Journal of Prehistoric Religion XXIII (2012): 25-44.

This study presents evidence for the cultic significance of aniconic stones in ancient Cyprus from the Ceramic Neolithic through Roman eras. Interpretive models of the Near East and Aegean, which frame such stones as territory or liminal markers, mnemonic devices and aniconic cult objects, are tested against the Cypriot evidence.

The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2011. Excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke. Preliminary results

Opuscula 5 (2012): 89-112.

The main objective of the excavations of the Late Cypriote city of Hala Sultan Tekke is the investigation and determination of the complete occupational sequence of the pre-12th century levels. The groundpenetrating radar survey (GPR) led to the discovery and excavation of numerous rooms of a large Late Cypriote complex.

Minoan Metal Vessel Manufacturing: Techniques and Technology

Chronika 2 (2012): 11-21.

The equipment and processes used to manufacture hammered metal vessels during the palatial periods of Bronze Age Crete have not previously been investigated in detail. The study described in this paper takes an interdisciplinary approach to the investigation of how these vessels were made, combining archaeological research with metalsmithing practice to reconstruct Minoan metal vessel production techniques.

The Emergence of Sociopolitical Complexity at Gournia: Local and Regional Perspectives

Chronika 2 (2012): 22-30.

Between 2200 and 1900 B.C.E., the coastal site of Gournia on Crete grew substantially in size and population, eventually emerging as a regional center for production and export. At the same time, other sites in the Mirabello region were destroyed, and new sites were established in defensible locations.

Ritual Significance in Mycenaean Hairstyles

Chronika 2 (2012): 92-102.

Although the frescoes excavated from Bronze Age sites on the Greek mainland provide evidence for female figures in the Mycenaean society, the hairstyles of these figures have not been studied in detail. As in many other ancient cultures, hairstyles were not only an exhibition of beauty and fashion, but they also represented certain age groups or a person’s social status.

Κοντοπήγαδο Αλίμου. Ο οικισμός των ΥΕ χρόνων

Αρχαιολογική Εφημερίς 151 (2012): 141-199.

Στην περιοχή Κοντοπήγαδο του δήμου Αλίμου Αττικής υπήρχε χαμηλός λόφος με προιστορική κατοίκηση, από τον οποίο σήμερα σώζεται ένα μικρό μόνο τμήμα, μήκους 32 μ., πλάτους 21 μ. και ύψους μόλις 2 μ. πάνω από το κατάστρωμα του δυτικού παραδρόμου της λεωφόρου Βουλιαγμένης.