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ARTICLES | 2018

Rethinking Standardization: the Social Meanings of Mycenaean Metal Cups

Oxford Journal of Archaeology 37.2 (2018): 147-163

Standardization can be conceptualized as a scale, from unique bespoke artefacts to uniform items produced on a factory line. It is usually analyzed in terms of whole objects, but is also applicable to their individual traits, such as shape, material, size, decoration or colour.

The Functions of Masons’ Marks in the Bronze Age Palace at Malia (Crete)

American Journal of Archaeology 122.3 (July 2018): 343-365

The function of a large number of distinctive signs, usually called masons’ marks, carved on cut-stone blocks found in Minoan or Bronze Age buildings on the island of Crete remains a debated topic. Interpretations have varied from a simple practical use, aiding the builders in positioning the blocks, to a magical or religious function.

The Pottery Deposit from the Houses of the Fallen Blocks and the Sacrificed Oxen at the South-Eastern Corner of the Palace of Knossos

Annual of the British School at Athens 113 (2018): 19-73

This contribution focuses on a study of the pottery assemblage deposited in the space occupied by the House of the Fallen Blocks and the House of the Sacrificed Oxen at the south-eastern corner of the Palace of Knossos. This deposit was crucial for Arthur Evans’ definition of the ‘Great Earthquake’ destruction at Knossos, because, together with fallen blocks, it was considered to be the consequence of a massive destruction.

Technological and Provenance Analysis of an Early and Middle Cycladic Pottery Assemblage from Therasia, Greece

Annual of the British School at Athens 113 (2018): 1-17

During the archaeological survey research project ‘Island Cultures in a Diachronic Perspective: the case of Therasia’, large amounts of pottery were recorded throughout the island of Therasia, ranging in date from the Bronze Age to modern times.

Ζώμινθος

Tο Έργον της εν Aθήναις Aρχαιολογικής Eταιρείας 65 (2018): 44-49.

Βαθύ Αστυπάλαιας

Tο Έργον της εν Aθήναις Aρχαιολογικής Eταιρείας 65 (2018): 41-43.

Ντικιλί Τας

Tο Έργον της εν Aθήναις Aρχαιολογικής Eταιρείας 65 (2018): 35-36.

Γλυφάδα Αττικής

Tο Έργον της εν Aθήναις Aρχαιολογικής Eταιρείας 65 (2018): 11-12.

Bull games in Minoan Crete: Social and symbolic dimensions

In C. Renfrew, I. Morley & M. Boyd (eds) 2018. Ritual, Play and Belief, in Evolution and Early Human Societies, Cambridge: 237-249.

This chapter discusses various aspects of Minoan bull games: The nature of the sport, the gender and status of the participants, the role of the palace in the organisation and execution of the games and the deity to which the games were dedicated. The first part presents the iconographical evidence; the second investigates the sport in its cultic and comparative context with a glance at the civilisations neighbouring Crete in Anatolia and Syria.