In this book, Thomas F. Tartaron presents a new and original reassessment of the maritime world of the Mycenaean Greeks of the Late Bronze Age. By all accounts a seafaring people, they enjoyed maritime connections with peoples as distant as Egypt and Sicily.
David Frankel & Jennifer Webb (with contributions by M. Georgakopoulou, T. Rehren, G. Constantinou & I. Panayides)Uppsala2013
This volume presents the full documentation, analysis and discussion of the excavations carried out by Porphyrios Dikaios in 1942 at Ambelikou Aletri. The site lies to the west of the modern village of Ambelikou, northwest of the Skouriotissa copper mines, in the northern foothills of the Troodos Mountains.
This volume is the twelfth report in the series of final publications of the excavations and studies of the Vasilikos Valley Project in the Larnaca District adjacent to the southern coast of Cyprus. The volume is the second of three devoted to the field survey, and contains an analysis of the settlement pattern revealed by the survey, and an examination of structures of all types found by the fieldwork.
This volume reconstructs the processes used to create Minoan hammered precious-metal and copper-alloy vessels, combining an assessment of the archaeological material with the practical application of replicated equipment and techniques.
Στο βιβλίο αυτό παρουσιάζονται οι ανασκαφικές έρευνες των Γερμανών αρχαιολόγων Rudolf Stampfuss και Elisabeth Schmid που πραγματοποιήθηκαν στα μέσα περίπου του περασμένου αιώνα στη βραχοσκεπή Σεϊντί της Αλιάρτου και βεβαίωσαν κατοίκηση από την Ανώτερη Παλαιολιθική.
Tracey Cullen, Lauren E. Talalay, Donald R. Keller, Lia Karamali & William R. FarrandyPhiladelphia2013
The results of two related fieldwork projects are presented: a brief salvage excavation at Plakari (a Final Neolithic site near the modern town of Karystos) and a survey of prehistoric sites on the Paximadi peninsula (the western arm of the Karystos bay), both located in southern Euboea.
This monograph examines the aniconic cult stones, or baetyls, of the Aegean Bronze Age. Minoan baetyls are commonly understood by reference to the interpretive vocabularies of ancient Near Eastern traditions developed by comparative ethnographies popular in the early 20th century.
This work, based on my 2007 MA dissertation for the Italian Archaeological School at Athens focuses on two Protopalatial houses of Phaistos (Crete), excavated by the Italian Archaeological Mission. These are located in an area known as the ‘Quarter West of the West Court’ (Piazzale I) of the Phaistos palace, which consists of blocks of houses situated on three terraces, set at different levels, located West of a street that leads North and runs along the west side of the court.
The book publishes the results of the 14th Scientific Meeting of Southeast Attica, which took place at Kalyvia Thorikou on 6-9 October 2011. 44 articles are published. Some of them refer to prehistoric times. The articles are written in Greek, followed by a brief English summary.
Είναι προφανές ότι η ανασκαφή του ασύλητου μινωικού ιερού κορυφής στον Άγιο Γεώργιο στο Βουνό έδωσε μοναδικά στοιχεία για τη μελέτη της λατρείας σε αυτού του τύπου τα ιερά. Το γεγονός είναι βέβαια αξιοσημείωτο, λόγω της ιδιάζουσας μορφής της λατρείας στα ιερά κορυφής, δεδομένης δηλαδή της κλειστής μινωικής ανακτορικής ή και οικιακής λατρείας.
This fifth volume publishing the excavations of Quartier Mu presents several categories of finds, discovered in the final destruction layer of the complex's various buildings (Middle Minoan II, ca. 1700 BC). On the one hand, it includes stone tools and loom weights, as well as ceramic objects such as lamps, souvlaki stands, incense burners, etc;
Edited by Michaela Lochner & Florian RuppensteinVienna2013
A change in burial customs took place in large parts of central Europe during the 13th century BC. The dead were no longer buried in inhumation graves –as was customary until then– but were burned and laid to rest in urns.
Edited by Kathryn E. Piquette & Ruth D. WhitehouseLondon2013
Writing as Material Practice grapples with the issue of writing as a form of material culture in its ancient and more recent manifestations, and in the contexts of production and consumption. Fifteen case studies explore the artefactual nature of writing - the ways in which materials, techniques, colour, scale, orientation and visibility inform the creation of inscribed objects and spaces, as well as structure subsequent engagement, perception and meaning making.