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Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2018

Neolithic Alepotrypa Cave in the Mani, Greece. In Honour of George Papathanassopoulos

Oxford 2018

Neolithic Alepotrypa Cave in the Mani, Greece. In Honour of George Papathanassopoulos 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.

Communities in Transition. The Circum-Aegean Area During the 5th and 4th Millennia BC

Oxford 2018

Communities in Transition. The Circum-Aegean Area During the 5th and 4th Millennia BC 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.

Review of M. Tsipopoulou (ed.), Petras, Siteia: The Pre- and Proto-palatial Cemetery in Context. Acts of a Two-Day Conference Held at the Danish Institute at Athens, 14–15 February 2015

American Journal of Archaeology 122.1 (2018)

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Herrero, B. L., Review of: M. Tsipopoulou (ed.), Petras, Siteia: The Pre- and Proto-palatial Cemetery in Context. Acts of a Two-Day Conference Held at the Danish Institute at Athens, 14–15 February 2015 (Aarhus 2017), American Journal of Archaeology 122.1 (2018).

Review of R. Frederiksen, S. Müth, P.I. Schneider & M. Schnelle (eds), Focus on Fortifications: New Research on Fortifications in the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East

American Journal of Archaeology 122.1 (2018)

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Becker, M. J., Review of: R. Frederiksen, S. Müth, P.I. Schneider & M. Schnelle (eds), Focus on Fortifications: New Research on Fortifications in the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East (Oxford 2016), American Journal of Archaeology 122.1 (2018).

Building the Labyrinth: Arthur Evans and the construction of Minoan civilization

American Journal of Archaeology 122.1 (January 2018): 5-32

This study provides a detailed exploration of the genesis of concepts such as the Minoan palace (or palace-sanctuary), the priest-king, the mother goddess, and the essentially European (non-“Oriental”) character of the Minoans. By situating these concepts within Evans’ narrative project, I try to demonstrate that these are not objective interpretations that flow obviously from the data but rather began life as preconceptions formed by Evans as part of his Eurocentric agenda, well before the start of his excavations at Knossos.

Imported exotica and mortuary ritual at Perati in Late Helladic IIIC East Attica

American Journal of Archaeology 122.1 (January 2018): 33-64

I examine the context, distribution, and characteristics of imported objects at Perati and argue that the cemetery was the setting for a wide-ranging array of mortuary rituals that involved the deposition of exotic objects with members of the community across spectra of wealth, age, and gender.