Philip P. BetancourtPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania2014
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.
R.E. Taylor & Ofer Bar-Yosef Walnut Creek, California 2014
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
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.
Το διάστημα 3-5 Οκτωβρίου 2012, 65 εγγεγραμμένοι σύνεδροι παρουσίασαν 50 πρωτότυπες εργασίες στη διάρκεια του 3ου Συμποσίου ARCH_RNT-Αρχαιολογική Έρευνα και Νέες Τεχνολογίες που διοργανώθηκε από το Εργαστήριο Αρχαιομετρίας και φιλοξενήθηκε στο Τμήμα Ιστορίας, Αρχαιολογίας και Διαχείρισης Πολιτισμικών Αγαθών του Πανεπιστημίου Πελοποννήσου, στη Σχολή Ανθρωπιστικών Επιστημών και Πολιτισμικών Σπουδών της Καλαμάτας.
Edited by Evangelia Stefani, Nikos Merousis & Anastasia DimoulaThessaloniki2014
The centenary of the liberated from the Ottoman rule Thessaloniki was celebrated in 2012 with a series of events and exhibitions organised by many institutions throughout the city. To commemorate, the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, apart from the temporary exhibition «Archaeology behind battle lines. In Thessaloniki of the turbulent years 1912-1922» and the publication of the exhibition catalogue, organised an international conference dedicated to the century of prehistoric research in Macedonia.
Edited by David W. Rupp & Jonathan E. TomlinsonΑthens2014
The organization of this Colloquium began in early 2011 as a fitting means to honor an individual who had contributed so much to the study of Greek architecture in Canada and in Europe. His long-standing and loyal support of the Canadian Institute in Greece and its mission reinforced the value of this plan.
The results of the Polis-Pyrgos Archaeological Project (PAP) have now been published in two volumes that present the work of an extensive field survey conducted over nearly a decade in the area of northwestern Cyprus - from the western bank of the Chrysochou River along the north coast of the island eastward to Kato Pyrgos.
The Middle Helladic period has received little attention, partially because of scholars’ view of it as merely the prelude to the Mycenaean period and partially because of the dearth of archaeological evidence from the period. In this book, Helène Whittaker demonstrates that Middle Helladic Greece is far more interesting than its material culture might at first suggest.
Edited by Barry P.C. Molloy & Chloë N. DuckworthOxford2014
This book presents aspects of research on the archaeological investigations at the multi-period site of Priniatikos Pyrgos and surrounding area. Incorporating the Vrokastro Survey Project, the Istron Geoarchaeological Project, the Priniatikos Pyrgos Excavation Project and other researches, this volume presents interdisciplinary case-studies that deal with domestic, technological and mortuary practices at the site and how these relate to settlement and resource exploitation in the surrounding landscape.
This volume presents a comprehensive review of palaeoenvironmental evidence and its incorporation with landscape archaeology from across the Mediterranean. A fundamental aim of this book is to bridge the intellectual and methodological gaps between those with a background in archaeology and ancient history, and those who work in the palaeoenvironmental sciences.
Giorgos Rethemiotakis & Peter M. Warren London2014
From at least 1700 BC, and for several centuries thereafter, a city of substantial houses flanked the palace of Knossos in north-central Crete. Those immediately adjacent to it, like the Royal Villa or the South House, excavated by Sir Arthur Evans, are well known, as are the Little Palace and Unexplored Mansion to the north-west. In fact the whole lower western hill-slope (Bougadha Metochi, the modern village) was terraced with fine, ashlar masonry buildings, served by well-engineered paved roads.
Ce second volume de l’histoire de l’art égéen est consacré à l’art mycénien, depuis son apparition en Grèce continentale, vers 1600 av. J.-C., jusqu’à la fin du deuxième millénaire, vers 1050-1000. L’art mycénien naît, à Mycènes en particulier, avec les œuvres prestigieuses des tombes à fosse puis s’affirme et se transforme, d’abord lorsque les Mycéniens s’installent en Crète, au palais de Cnossos, après 1450, puis lorsqu’ils édifient eux-mêmes, à partir de 1350, leurs propres palais à Mycènes, Tirynthe, Pylos et Thèbes.
This book is a comparative study of the archaeology of colonisation, abandonment, and resettlement of the Mediterranean islands in prehistory. Presenting an extensive and up-to-date body of evidence, it provides a pan-Mediterraneanre view of island data, a task last completed in the mid-1990s.
In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the “Sea Peoples” invaded Egypt. The pharaoh’s army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of just a few decades.
In this book an attempt is made to reconstruct the diet of the prehistoric Therans, primarily through the remains of foodstuffs found in the ruins at Akrotiri, but also indirectly from the depictions of plants and animals in vase-paintings and the wall-paintings.