Edited by Maria Ivanova, Bogdan Athanassov, Vanya Petrova, Desislava Takorova & Philipp W. Stockhammer Oxford & Philadelphia 2018
Ever since the definition of the Neolithic Revolution by Vere Gordon Childe, archaeologists have been aware of the crucial importance of food for the understanding of prehistoric developments. Numerous studies have classified and described cooking ware, hearths and ovens, have studied food residues and more recently also stable isotopes in skeletal material.
Seafaring is a mode of travel, a way to traverse maritime space that enables not only the transport of goods and materials but also of people and ideas — communicating and sharing knowledge across the sea and between different lands.
Edited by Yannis Tzedakis, Holley Martlew & Robert ArnottPhiladelphia 2018
This is the first volume on the Late Minoan III necropolis of Armenoi in western Crete. It sets the scene, introduces the site and its topography, and offers the results of site surveys and their finds.
Edited by Johannes Becker, Johannes Jungfleisch & Constance von RüdenLeiden2018
Colourful surface treatments form an integral element of vernacular and élite architecture of ancient societies. This is also true for the various regions of the Eastern Mediterranean in the 2nd millennium B.C.E., where elaborate wall paintings furnished temples, tombs, palatial buildings, and in general more elaborate houses.
J. Driessen, M. Anastasiadou, I. Caloi, T. Claeys, S. Dederix, M. Devolder, S. Jusseret, C. Langohr, Q. Letesson, I. Mathioudaki, O. Mounthuy & A. SchmittLouvain-la-Neuve 2018
Following a first 5-year programme between 2007 and 2011 and three earlier preliminary reports published as Aegis 1.4 and 6, the Belgian School at Athens returned to Sissi in 2015. This volume describes the results of the 2015 and 2016 campaigns, in part concentrating on the remains of a large, Neopalatial monumental complex with Central Court, which was initially recognised in 2011.
Fifty years of systematic excavation, scientific research, study and conservation measures have revealed the history of the settlement at Akrotiri and the cultural achievements of the society that lived there. At the height of its prosperity, the cosmopolitan city one of the most important urban centres in the prehistoric Aegean, was struck by an earthquake that heralded the eruption of the Thera volcano, which buried it for posterity under a thick mantle of pumice and ash. The ruined buildings, the thousands of objects recovered from them and the remarkable wall-paintings that decorated them give us an insight into the daily life, the aesthetics and the ideology of the ‘bourgeois’ inhabitants of this once thriving port.
Edited by Anastasia Papathanasiou, William A. Parkinson, Daniel J. Pullen, Michael L. Galaty & Panagiotis KarkanasOxford2018
This edited volume offers a full scholarly interdisciplinary study and interpretation of the results of approximately 40 years of excavation and analysis. It includes numerous chemical analyses and a much needed long series of radiocarbon dates, the corresponding microstratigraphic, stratigraphic and ceramic sequence, the human burials, stone and bone tools, faunal and floral remains, isotopic analyses, specific locations of human activities and ceremonies inside the cave, as well as a site description and the history of the excavation conducted by G. Papathanassopoulos.
Most of the papers presented here are multifaceted and complex in that they do not deal with only one topic or narrowly focus on a single line of reasoning or dataset. Arranged geographically they explore a series of key themes: Chronology, cultural affinities, and synchronization in material culture; changing social structure and economy; inter- and intra-site space use and settlement patterns, caves and include both site reports and regional studies.