In 1887 King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway donated 18 ancient objects ‘that had been given to him by Schliemann’ to the then Ethnographical Museum (now the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo).
Maria Ntinou & Georgia TsartsidouQuaternary International 457 (2017): 211-227
The study presents the combined results of wood charcoal and phytolith analysis at Alepotrypa Cave, southern Peloponnese, Greece. The cave preserves rich cultural remains (hearth and floor constructions, pits and platforms, human bone scatters, massive quantities of fine pottery, lithic artefacts and ornaments) spanning the late Early to the Final Neolithic.
Antigoni MavromatiQuaternary International 458 (2017): 44-55
Wood charcoal macroremains originating from the archaeological site of Akrotiri, Thera (Greece) have been analyzed. The results obtained suggest the existence of thermophilous vegetation on the island from the Early Cycladic period right up to the catastrophic eruption of the volcano in the Late Cycladic I period.
Mycenaean monumental architecture has been well studied. Yet the extent to which large-scale building programmes may have contributed to change and crises in Late Bronze Age Greece (c. 1600–1100/1070 BC) has never been investigated using actual field data.
Changes in subsistence patterns during the Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic at Klissoura Cave 1 in southern Greece indicate that some shifts track local climatic changes, while others do not. Specifically, increases in ungulate species diversity correlate with wetter periods, and greater abundance of certain dry-loving small game animals (e.g., great bustard) might correspond with dry periods.
Jean GuilaineIn M. Fernández-Götz & D. Krausse (eds) 2017. Eurasia at the Dawn of History. Urbanization and Social Change, New York: 67-80.
This chapter focuses first on the emergence of the Neolithic economic system in the Near East around the 10th-9th millennium BC, outlining the stages of its diffusion towards the Mediterranean and the cultural shifts provoked by that diffusion. The second part of the chapter examines the perceptible impact of social differentiation throughout the Neolithic period.
Laurent LespezIn D. Mulliez & Z. Bonias (eds) 2017. Thasos. Métropole et colonies. Actes du symposium international à la mémoire de Marina Sgourou, Thasos, 21-22 septembre 2006 [Recherches Franco-Helléniques V], Athens: 11-24.
The Thasian Environment from the Neolithic Period onwards: The Contribution of Recent Geoarchaeological Research For the last five years, new paleoenvironmental and geoarchaeological investigations have been conducted on Thasos. These investigations are now producing their first results.
Anthi Angeli & Theodora KontogianniIn Κ. Soueref, E. Kotzabopoulou, K. Liampi, S. P. Morris & J. K. Papadopoulos 2017 (eds), Σπείρα. Επιστημονική συνάντηση προς τιμήν της Αγγέλικας Ντούζουγλη και του Κωνσταντίνου Ζάχου, Athens: 435-444.
Ambracia was founded as a colony of Corinth in the late 7th century BC at the same location where the modern city of Arta extends today. On the same site existed an indigenous settlement of the 9th century BC and a subsequent trading post, which was installed by the Corinthians. The choice of the location was dictated by the important strategic and trading advantages it had to offer.
Christos KleitsasIn Κ. Soueref, E. Kotzabopoulou, K. Liampi, S. P. Morris & J. K. Papadopoulos 2017 (eds), Σπείρα. Επιστημονική συνάντηση προς τιμήν της Αγγέλικας Ντούζουγλη και του Κωνσταντίνου Ζάχου, Athens: 251-264.
On the occasion of discovering two new tombs with weapons of the Late Bronze Age from Kato Konitsa in the plain of Konitsa and Pedini in the basin of Ioannina, an attempt is made to investigate the burial customs of possible “warrior” graves in the broader cultural context of Late Bronze Age Epirus.
Paraskevi GiouniIn Κ. Soueref, E. Kotzabopoulou, K. Liampi, S. P. Morris & J. K. Papadopoulos 2017 (eds), Σπείρα. Επιστημονική συνάντηση προς τιμήν της Αγγέλικας Ντούζουγλη και του Κωνσταντίνου Ζάχου, Athens: 231-250.
Based on the petrographic analysis of 101 samples representing the main ceramic wares, the paper discusses the provenance and the organization of production of the handmade Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age pottery from the settlements of Liatovouni and Krya.