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.
A persistent issue with the study of Late Bronze Age (ca. 1600–1100 BCE) chamber tombs in Mainland Greece remains our limited understanding of the factors that governed the choice of location for their construction.
This paper intends to document how an assemblage of 177 archaeological objects excavated in Troy in the nineteenth century became entangled within the historical circumstances of the era and Heinrich Schliemann’s continuous social movement.
Both volumes considered here represent these changes and offer lively insights into Neolithic societies in Greece, the Balkans and West Anatolia. At the same time, they demonstrate the growing developments in Greek Neolithic studies, the explosion of new data and the emergence of new research questions.
Eleonora PappalardoAnnuario 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.
Giacomo FadelliAnnuario 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.
Elisabetta Borgna & Gaspare De AngeliAnnuario 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.
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.
Sofia Voutsaki, Corien Wiersma, Wieke de Neef & Adamantia VasilogamvrouJournal 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.
V. Maxwell, R. M. Ellam, N. Skarpelis & A. SampsonJournal of Greek Archaeology 4 (2019): 1-30
In the wider Aegean, it is now recognised that the very end of the Neolithic is a key period in the evolution of communities and in the roots of changes observed in the succeeding Early Bronze Age. One important aspect of this change was involvement in metallurgy.
Charlotte LangohrJournal 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.