Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


Digital Sensoriality: The Neolithic Figurines from Koutroulou Magoula, Greece

Cambridge Archaeological Journal 29.4 (2019): 625-652

The image-based discourse on clay figurines that treated them as merely artistic representations, the meaning of which needs to be deciphered through various iconological methods, has been severely critiqued and challenged in the past decade.

Urne figurate da Priniàs (Creta). Il “Protogeometrico B” tra Dark Age e alto arcaismo

Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente 97 (2019): 453-474

Το 1994 δημοσιευόταν ένας τόμος προς τιμήν του M.S.F. Hood, εξ ολοκλήρου αφιερωμένος στην Κνωσό, ο οποίος διαπραγματευόταν πλευρές και αντιμετώπιζε προβλήματα του σημαντικού κρητικού χώρου σχετικά με ένα ευρύ χρονολογικό και θεματικό πλαίσιο.

L’esplorazione dell’isola di Gavdos di Antonio Maria Colini e Doro Levi (agosto 1925)

Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente 97 (2019): 349-382

In August 1925, the antiquities of the island of Gavdos were for the first time systematically examined by the archaeologists Antonio Maria Colini and Doro Levi. The exploration, promoted by the Italian Mission in Crete and the Italian Archaeological School at Athens, laid the foundations for the archaeological knowledge of the island.

Ordinary people in the flow of history. Tomb 6 from the Trapeza cemetery, Aigion, and the Mycenaeans in Eastern Achaea

Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente 97 (2019): 26-57

After a short survey of current researches in the field of archaeology of death in the framework of Mycenaean studies, some results of the 2018 campaign at the Trapeza cemetery near Aigion, Achaea, are presented. The research is carried out in the framework of the archaeological project directed by A.G. Vordos for the Greek Ministry of Culture at the archaeological area of the Trapeza sanctuary.

Breaking with tradition? The adoption of the wheel-throwing technique at Protopalatial Phaistos: combining macroscopic analysis, experimental archaeology and contextual information

Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente 97 (2019): 9-25


In recent years, several studies have been undertaken on ceramic technology and there is now a general agreement among scholar about the introduction of the potter’s wheel in Minoan Crete in (M)iddle (M)inoan IB (1900 BC ca.), corresponding to the emergence of the First Palaces on the island.

The Ayios Vasileios Survey Project (Laconia, Greece): questions, aims and methods

Journal of Greek Archaeology 4 (2019): 67-95

This article presents the research design, i.e. the main aims, questions and methods of the Ayios Vasileios Survey Project. This ongoing project combines field walking, geophysical prospection and ethnographic interviews in order to place more firmly the Mycenaean Palatial Complex of Ayios Vasileios (Laconia, Greece) in its physical, regional and historical context.

Living apart together. A ceramic analysis of Eastern Crete during the advanced Late Bronze Age

Journal of Greek Archaeology 4 (2019): 31-66

During the Late Minoan (hereinafter LM) II to IIIB phases, roughly between 1450 and 1200 BCE, Cretan society went through a series of changes, the causes and circumstances of which are still the subject of dispute. One of the key issues that remains is the question of the cultural identity or identities of Cretan communities after the widespread, violent destructions of the LM IB palatial centres and settlements on the island.