Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


An integrated stable isotope study of plants and animals from Kouphovouno, southern Greece: a new look at Neolithic farming

Journal of Archaeological Science 42 (February 2014): 201-215.

This paper presents the first study that combines the use of ancient crop and animal stable isotopes (carbon and nitrogen) and Zooarchaeology Mass Spectrometry species identification (ZooMS) for reconstructing early farming practices at Kouphovouno, a Middle–Late Neolithic village in southern Greece (c. 5950–4500 cal. BC).

Was the Piraeus peninsula (Greece) a rocky island? Detection of pre-Holocene rocky relief with borehole data and resistivity tomography analysis

Journal of Archaeological Science 42 (February 2014): 412-421.

According to historical documents, Piraeus was a rocky island consisting of the steep hill of Munichia, known as modern-day Kastella. It was connected to the mainland by a low-lying stretch of land (“Halipedon”) that would flood with sea water most of the year and was used as a salt field whenever it dried up.

Provenance and proximity: a technological analysis of Late and Final Neolithic ceramics from Euripides Cave, Salamis, Greece

Journal of Archaeological Science 41 (January 2014): 79-88.

This paper examines application of the provenance hypothesis in areas of complex regional geology, where all potential sources of raw materials cannot be isolated or taken into account. With a few notable exceptions most pottery of the Late and Final Neolithic in Central and Southern Mainland Greece is considered to be locally produced by non-specialist household potters.

Sedimentary processes involved in mud brick degradation in temperate environments: a micromorphological approach in an ethnoarchaeological context in northern Greece

Journal of Archaeological Science 41 (January 2014): 556-567.

Sun dried mud bricks are a common building material across the globe, found in many archaeological sites in the Old World since ca. 11,000 years ago. This material is known to disintegrate due to exposure to the elements, mostly affected by rain.

Micromorphological analysis of sediments at the Bronze Age site of Mitrou, central Greece: patterns of floor construction and maintenance

Journal of Archaeological Science 43 (2014): 198-213.

The study of settlement sites is usually based on the analysis of architectural or cultural phases. The sediments that constitute the excavated deposits inside or outside houses are rarely studied. This work presents micromorphological analysis of sediments at the prehistoric site of Mitrou, a small tidal islet in central Greece.

Στιγμιότυπα προϊστορικής αρχαιολογίας στην Ελλάδα των αρχών του 20ου αιώνα

Προϊστορήματα 6 (Φεβρουάριος 2014).

Το 1904 ο Παναγιώτης Καββαδίας εκφωνεί μπροστά στα μέλη του Ανθρωπολογικού Τμήματος της British Association μια σύντομη ανακοίνωση για την ανθρωπολογία και την προϊστορική αρχαιολογία στην Ελλάδα.

The Mycenaean cemetery of Agios Vasilios in Chalandritsa in Achaea – A preliminary report (in Greek)

Προϊστορήματα 6 (February 2014).

In the late 1920’s Nikolaos Kyparissis discovered the Mycenaean chamber tomb cemetery at Agios Vasilios, near Chalandritsa in central Achaea and excavated some of the tombs. During the following decades archaeological work undertaken in the area revealed several sites and finds, but it seems uncertain weather any of that concerned the cemetery of Agios Vasilios.

Patronage and Prehistory: Recent Publications on the Bronze Age Aegean and Cyprus

American Journal of Archaeology 118.1 (January 2014): 189-195.

Private benefactors have played an important part in Aegean and Cypriot prehistoric studies over the 100-plus years since the disciplines began. With the support of imaginative, informed, and generous patrons, prehistory is alive and well in both regions.