BOOKS | 2014
Boston/ Berlin 2014This book presents an archaeological study of Crete in transition from the Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age (c. 4000 to 3000 BC) within the broader South Aegean context. The study, based on the author’s own fieldwork, contains a gazetteer ofover 170sites.
Bridging the gaps in tree-ring records: Creating a high-resolution dendrochronological network for Southeastern Europe
Radiocarbon 56.4 (2014), 39-50Dendrochronological research in North-Central Europe and the East Mediterranean has produced networks of long regional oak (Quercus sp.) reference chronologies that have been instrumental in dating, provenancing, and paleoclimate research applications. However, until now these two important tree-ring networks have not been successfully linked.
RomeThis 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.
Fouilles exécutées à Malia : Les abords Nord-Est du palais I. Les recherches et l’histoire du secteur
AthensThis 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.
Radiocarbon 56.4 (2014), 51-59A total of 272 oak (Quercus sp.) samples have been collected from large subfossil trees dredged from sediment deposited by the Sava and various tributary rivers in the Zagreb region of northwestern Croatia, and in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Measurement series of tree-ring widths from these samples produced 12 groups, totaling 3456 years of floating tree-ring chronologies spread through the last ca. 8000 years.
Radiocarbon 56.4 (2014), 61-68Dendroclimatology in the Eastern Mediterranean (EM) region has made important contributions to the understanding of climate variability on timescales of decades to centuries. These contributions, beginning in the mid-20th century, have value for resource management, archaeology, and climatology.
Radiocarbon 56.4 (2014), 85-92A fundamental aspect of ancient Egyptian history remains unresolved: chronology. Egyptologists (and researchers in related fields that synchronize their studies with Egypt) currently rely on a variety of insufficiently precise methodologies (king lists, radiocarbon dating, etc.) from which to derive seemingly “absolute” dates.
Radiocarbon 56.4 (2014), 93-102We assess the state of and potential for expansion of dendroarchaeological research in Egypt. We also report previously unpublished findings, which we hope will assist with the new effort in constructing tree-ring chronologies in Egypt. In doing so, we explain briefly some of the problems and potential of the future enterprise.
Review of Understanding Standardization and Variation in Mediterranean Ceramics: Mid 2nd to late 1st millennium BC
Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Thomas, P. M., 2015. Review of A. Kotsonas (ed.), Understanding Standardization and Variation in Mediterranean Ceramics: Mid 2nd to late 1st millennium BC (Leuven 2014), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2015.03.08.
Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Thomas, E., 2015. Review of Y. Duhoux & A. Morpurgo Davies, A Companion to Linear B: Mycenaean Greek Texts and Their World, Volume 3 (Louvain-la-Neuve 2014), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2015.04.16.
Review of The Making of the Middle Sea. A History of the Mediterranean from the Beginning to the Emergence of the Classical World
Mee, C., 2014. Review of C. Broodbank, The Making of the Middle Sea. A History of the Mediterranean from the Beginning to the Emergence of the Classical World (London 2013), Classical Review (New Series) 64.2 (October 2014), 569-570.