Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


A Compositional Study (pXRF) of Early Holocene Obsidian Assemblages from Cyprus, Eastern Mediterranean

Open Archaeology 5 (2019): 155-166

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This paper presents the results of the geochemical characterisation of complete obsidian assemblages dating to the Early Aceramic Neolithic (8200–6900 Cal BC) and located in Cyprus, eastern Mediterranean. Obsidian artefacts have over the years been recovered from a number of Early Holocene archaeological sites on the island of Cyprus.

Late Bronze Age Aiginetan Coarse Pottery at Kanakia, Salamis: A Macroscopic Study

Hesperia 88.3 (2019): 447-525

This article examines the Late Bronze Age Aiginetan coarse pottery from the excavations at the Mycenaean acropolis at Kanakia on Salamis and the nearby cult area at Pyrgiakoni. The cooking and noncooking shapes are presented and discussed, and macroscopic observations are offered concerning the construction of certain types of pots and their performance characteristics.

A Wheelmade Bovid from the Palace of Nestor at Pylos

Hesperia 88.3 (2019): 421-446

This article examines fragments of a wheelmade terracotta bovid of “Mycenaean” type from the so-called Palace of Nestor at Pylos. The first such figure to be identified in Messenia, the bovid is considered in light of its physical features, excavation contexts, and similarities to published comparanda.

Like a Duck to Water – Birds and Liquids in the Aegean Bronze Age

Annual of the British School at Athens 114 (2019): 41-78

This study examines the relationships between birds and liquids in the Minoan, Cycladic and Mycenaean cultures. Objects under investigation are bird-shaped vessels, bird figurines attached to vessels, and some special pouring vessels decorated with painted bird motifs, which are listed in an accompanying catalogue.

Megalo Nisi Galanis (6300–1800 BC): Constructing a Cultural Sequence for the Neolithic of West Macedonia, Greece

Annual of the British School at Athens 114 (2019): 1-40

Scores of Neolithic sites have been excavated in west Macedonia since the 1990s, yet the majority are relatively short-lived installations, lacking high-resolution stratigraphies and sequences of radiocarbon dates. Megalo Nisi Galanis, a large mound in the Kitrini Limni basin, near modern Kozani, is a rare exception to that pattern.