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ARTICLES | 2013

Regional or ‘international’ networks? A comparative examination of Aegean and Cypriot imported pottery in the Eastern Mediterranean

in Papadopoulos, A. (ed), Recent research and perspectives on the Late Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean, Talanta XLIV (2012) [2013]: 92-136.

Aegean and Cypriot wares were the most widely traded ceramics in the Eastern Mediterranean (at least by sea) during the Bronze Age. However, their distribution and typologies are usually considered separately, prohibting meaningful comparisons.

A matter of quantity? Some notes on Late Bronze Age Exchange Modes in the Eastern Mediterranean

in Papadopoulos, A. (ed), Recent research and perspectives on the Late Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean, Talanta XLIV (2012) [2013]: 79-91.

The aim of this paper is to illustrate the potentially multiple modes of trade and exchange that existed during the Late Bronze Age in the Eastern Mediterranean (with a special focus in the Aegean) and to consider the identity of those receiving particular categories of goods, the motivations behind particular modes of exchange and the processes...

The ‘Feathered Helmets’ of the Sea Peoples: Joining the Iconographic and Archaeological Evidence

in Papadopoulos, A. (ed), Recent research and perspectives on the Late Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean, Talanta XLIV (2012) [2013]: 27-40.

This paper follows the iconography of the 12th century BC Philistine ‘feathered helmets’ from the Medinet Habu reliefs in Egypt to Cyprus, the Levant and the Aegean, establishing key components of the helmet and its decoration.

The Impact of the Sea on the Greek Language

in Papadopoulos, A. (ed), Recent research and perspectives on the Late Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean, Talanta XLIV (2012) [2013]: 19-26.

The author of this paper supports the view that the natural environment plays a significant role in shaping the character of a culture or civilization. The Greek peninsula became a major crossroad between three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa – as soon as the Aegean Sea with its archipelagoes became navigable.

Introduction: Current Research and Perspectives on the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean

in Papadopoulos, A. (ed), Recent research and perspectives on the Late Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean, Talanta XLIV (2012) [2013]: 13-18.

This volume includes – exclusive of this introduction – fifteen papers from sixteen scholars who are actively engaged in research which focuses on various aspects of the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean. Each was asked, in a somewhat vague manner, and with no specific restrictions or further guidelines, to contribute to this special issue a piece of writing on any of their academic interests provided that they fall into the aforementioned chronological period and geographical region.

Le sceau à «la figure féminine aux bras levés» du secteur Pi de Malia

Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique 135.1 (2011) [2013]: 63-71.

The article presents a three-sided Middle Minoan prism recovered in a Neopalatial context at Malia Sector Pi in 2007. The motifs on the three sides of the seal are of particular significance because of their scarcity in Protopalatial glyptic and the established comparanda.

La céramique helladique du sanctuaire d’Apollon Daphnéphoros à Eretrie (Eubée)

Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique 135.1 (2011) [2013]: 21-61.

In this paper, the authors examine the Bronze Age pottery fortuitously discovered in the Sanctuary of Apollo at Eretria. Some sherds were found in situ at the bottom of a deep test trench and some in secondary position in later Geometric levels.

Des «lames de Karanovo» dans le site néolithique d’Uğurlu (île de Gökçeada, Turquie)

Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique 135.1 (2011) [2013]: 1-19.

The origins and the modes of development of the first farming communities in the North-eastern Balkans between the end of the seventh and the sixth millennia are still much discussed. The site of Uğurlu on the island of Gökçeada in the northeastern Aegean Sea sheds new light on this question.

Imprint as punctuations of material itineraries

in Hahn Hans Peter & Weiss Hadas (eds), Mobility, Meaning and Transformations of Things. Shifting Context of Material Culture through Time and Space (Oxford 2013), 36-49.

In the film Alps, by avant-garde Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, a small circle of acquaintances (who call themselves Alps) decide to help those grieving the loss of a loved one by substituting for the deceased. One couple has lost their tennis-playing daughter to a car accident. The nurse who tends to her in her last days is a member of Alps and persuades the couple to let her fill in for their daughter, at least for a time, to ease their grief.

Bright as the sun: The appropriation of amber object in Mycenaean Greece

in Hahn Hans Peter & Weiss Hadas (eds), Mobility, Meaning and Transformations of Things. Shifting Context of Material Culture through Time and Space (Oxford 2013), 147-169.

The archaeological treatment of intersocietal exchange has suffered from the diffusionist legacy of directing attention to the reconstruction of abstract flows of cultural traits, while neglecting changes in meaning brought about by the agency of the social actors who integrated such traits into local contexts.

Representing, Objectifying, and Framing the Body at Late Bronze Age Knossos

Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 56:1 (June 2013): 1-25.

This paper explores how the human form is depicted, objectified and contextualized, in order to clarify the complex relationship between ‘representation’ and ‘reality’, and to investigate the various ways the body is bounded.

A manifesto for a social zooarchaeology. Swans and other beings in the Mesolithic

Archaeological Dialogues 20:2 (2013):111-136.

Recent, non-anthropocentric explorations of the interaction between human and non-human animals have resulted in many groundbreaking studies. In this ‘animalturn’, zooarchaeology, which deals with and has access to the material traces of animals that existed alongside humans over the last 2.5 million years, could occupy a privileged and influential position.