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ARTICLES | 2014

The root of the problem: On the relationship between wool processing and lanolin production

Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 27.1 (2014), 33-50

Reconstructions of ancient wool-processing techniques have generally been based on the assumption that lanolin was a by-product of the woolen textile industry. However, both ancient and modern sources point to significant procedural differences between the extraction and recovery of lanolin and the preparation of wool for spinning and weaving.

Italo-Mycenaean Pottery: The Archaeological and Archaeometric Dimensions

Rome

Italo-Mycenaean Pottery: The Archaeological and Archaeometric Dimensions This volume presents the fruits of research that began in the 1980s concerning a class of pottery that has assumed increasing importance in Italian late prehistory, namely pottery of Mycenaean type or style, usually decorated, dating from the 17th to 11th century BC, and found throughout peninsular Italy, Sicily and Sardinia.

Optimal foraging, dietary change, and site use during the Paleolithic at Klissoura Cave 1 (southern Greece)

Journal of Archaeological Science 52 (December 2014), 39-55

This paper evaluates a long sequence of zooarchaeological remains from Klissoura Cave 1 (southern Greece) within the paradigm of evolutionary ecology. The prey choice, central place foraging, and patch choice models are applied to the dataset in order to understand subsistence shifts related to local resource depression and changes in the intensity of site use from the Middle Paleolithic through Mesolithic.

Reflections on Pleistocene island occupation

Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 27.2 (2014), 255-259

We are extremely pleased that the topic of hominin island occupation has attracted particular attention in this issue of JMA in the two fascinating and contrasting papers by Runnels and Leppard. These two papers set out to address similar questions, namely: ‘was there an early Palaeolithic human presence on the Mediterranean islands?’ and ‘why has it been so elusive?’

So… What? Does the paradigm currently want to budge so much?

Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 27.2 (2014), 267-272

The debate over the extent and significance of Palaeolithic maritime activity in the Mediterranean stands in danger of unhelpful polarisation and dumbing down of its crucial subtleties, a process by which we would all turn out to be the long-term losers.

Response: Where do we stand?

Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 27.2 (2014), 272-274

In the spirit of open discussion advocated by Broodbank, I welcome Leppard’s stimulating contribution, as well as the thoughtful comments of the discussants. It is evident that where my work is concerned some of my colleagues have difficulty accepting parts of the evidence, or find some hypotheses too far reaching.

Response: The elusive insular Lower Palaeolithic and the problem of intentionality

Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 27.2 (2014), 275-278

I am writing this response while sitting in Guam, the largest island in Micronesia. Bathed in sunlight for half the year, drenched by rain the other, surrounded by shallow, productive seas, and tropically verdant, Guam should, accordingly, have been an ideal environment for hominins during Quaternary interstadials.

Fouilles exécutées à Malia: Les abords Nord-Est du palais I. Les recherches et l’histoire du secteur

Athens

Fouilles exécutées à Malia: Les abords Nord-Est du palais I. Les recherches et l’histoire du secteur This volume is the first in a series publishing the results of the excavations carried out in the area immediately northeast of the palace of Malia. It presents the history of research and a period-by-period overview describing each building, room, and space with a complete inventory of the associated finds, including some C14-dated samples.

Η έρευνα της Νεολιθικής εποχής στην Ελλάδα

Athens

Η έρευνα της Νεολιθικής εποχής στην Ελλάδα Ο παρών τόμος συγκεντρώνει τις εργασίες δέκα μεταπτυχιακών φοιτητών Α΄ κύκλου οι οποίες εκπονήθηκαν κατά τη διάρκεια του μεταπτυχιακού σεμιναρίου στο Τμήμα Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας του Εθνικού και Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών με θέμα «Η ιστορία της προϊστορικής έρευνας στην Ελλάδα και την Ευρώπη κατά τον 19ο και 20ό αιώνα».

Hagios Charalambos: A Minoan Burial Cave in Crete I. Excavation and Portable Objects

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hagios Charalambos: A Minoan Burial Cave in Crete I. Excavation and Portable Objects This is the first of five planned volumes to present the primary archaeological report about the excavation of the cave of Hagios Charalambos in eastern Crete. The Minoans used this small cavern as an ossuary for the secondary burial of human remains and grave goods, primarily during the Early and Middle Bronze Age.

3D imaging of Skoteino Cave, Crete, Greece: Successes and difficulties

Journal of Field Archaeology 39:2 (May 2014), 180-192

Interpreting cave use, especially from antiquity, requires the perception of subterranean space in all dimensions (floor to ceiling to lateral extent) including spatial variability resulting from geological factors. Subterranean conditions, coupled with variable atmospheric conditions, create a special environment not readily conveyed by conventional mapping techniques limited to two-dimensional floor plans.

Radiocarbon Dating. An Archaeological Perspective (Second Edition)

Walnut Creek, California

Radiocarbon Dating. An Archaeological Perspective (Second Edition) This volume represents a second edition of Radiocarbon Dating: An Archaeological Perspective, written in the late 1980s by the first author. The most dramatic advances in 14C studies since that time have included the further detailed examination of the relationship between radiocarbon time and solar (“real” or calendar) time, particularly the extension of the calibration of the radiocarbon time scale into the late Pleistocene

Πρώιμη κεραμική τεχνολογία και παραγωγή: το παράδειγμα της Θεσσαλίας

Thessaloniki

Πρώιμη κεραμική τεχνολογία και παραγωγή: το παράδειγμα της Θεσσαλίας This book builds upon the study, with interdisciplinary method (combination of macroscopic examination and petrographic analysis), of the ceramic assemblages from seven sites in Thessaly, more specifically Theopetra Cave, Sesklo, Achilleion and the magoules (tells) of Argissa, Otzaki, Soufli and Melissochori, in the deposits of which evidence of the earliest -up to today- chronological phases of the Neolithic period in the Aegean were identified.