Roberta Bruna MentesanaUniversity of Sheffield2015
The Final Neolithic and Early Bronze Age periods in Crete are considered as times of transformation in settlement pattern, of the emergence of complex architecture and related innovative material culture, which presage the social changes of later phases. The change in ceramic repertoire has been used to argue for a technological and cultural ‘revolution’ at the beginning of the Bronze Age, perhaps even of the influx of new population.
The purpose of this thesis is to identify the basic principles of structure and organisation in the new palatial settlement of Kato Zakros and, through this, to study the intra-organisation of urban sites in Late Minoan I Crete. The main objective of this work, initially, was both the synthetic and full presentation of the excavation data from the settlement of Kato Zakros, secondly, the detection of the basic planning principles, as well as the principles of structure and organisation of each individual architectural unit.
Eleni VasileiouAristotle University of Thessaloniki2015
The aim of the present thesis was the development of pottery variability in central Epirus during the Bronze and Early Iron Age using as main methodological tool macroscopic examination, recording and organization of material types and categories.
This doctoral dissertation presents a synthesis of research on streets and public courts in Crete during the Proto- and Neopalatial periods. Ten sites are considered: Knossos, Gournia, Malia, Mochlos, Myrtos-Pyrgos, Palaikastro, Petras, Pseira, Sissi and Zakros. In the first volume, we propose a definition of the different elements related to Minoan streets and courts, and present an exhaustive catalogue of the currently published remains.
Konstantinos TheodoridisUniversity of Ioannina2014
The current thesis attempts to present for the first time systematically and analytically the Mycenaean presence in Corinthia, as reflected through bibliographical references, new information, all known publications, the latest research, as well as personal observations and autopsies. It has tried to study in detail the available unpublished Mycenaean material (architectural, burial, findings) from old excavated - yet unknown to the archaeological community - sites, as well as to review and renegotiate the older material from the published sites.
Margarita NazouUniversity College London (UCL) 2013
Situated between mainland and island-defined archaeological entities, Attica has traditionally been treated as a transitional borderland between what is perceived as ‘Helladic’ versus ‘Cycladic’ culture. Most discussions of social and cultural interactions in the southern Aegean have so far assumed a peripheral role for Attica during the Final Neolithic (4100-3100 BC) and the Early Bronze Age (3100-2000 BC).
This thesis examines the metalworking of the Late Bronze Age (ca. 1600-1000 BC) in Epirus through the study of bronze tools and bronze weapons, as well as the three small hoards of bronze objects (Stefani in Preveza, Katamachi and Rodotopi in Ioannina).
Over 300 dwelling sites in the mountains of north-east Crete (Agios Nikolaos), datable (by surface pottery and lithics) mainly to the Middle Bronze Age (the Minoan Protopalatial period, ca. 2000-1650 BCE) were discovered and studied.
Georgios EvangelouNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens2009
The aim of the study is to investigate the development of the mortuary practices in Central Crete during the Neopalatial, Final Palatial and Postpalatial periods (approx. 1700 – 1200 B.C). Τhis study constitutes a first attempt at contextual analysis of the data from cretan tombs, taking account of the latest theoretical interpretive approaches.
Σκοπός της παρούσας μελέτης είναι η ανάλυση και αξιολόγηση των ανασκαφικών δεδομένων που αφορούν σε μια συγκεκριμένη πολιτισμική ομάδα σε χρόνο και χώρο που μέχρι τώρα δεν έχει δώσει παρά αποσπασματικά στοιχεία της φυσιογνωμίας της καθώς και η ερμηνευτική προσέγγιση που αφορά στην οργάνωση του νεκροταφείου και στα ζητήματα προέλευσης και τυπολογίας των ευρημάτων.
Dimitra RousiotiAristotle University of Thessaloniki2012
This thesis deals with Mycenaean religious activity through the investigation of locales where sanctuaries and confirmed cult practices can be traced in the flourishing period of the palatial political and economic system and the period after its collapse.
This dissertation adopts an innovative tripartite approach in recording and reaching an adequate understanding of a hitherto untheorised and under-investigated rock art complex situated in Northern Greece. Post-structuralism and phenomenology form the theoretical ground on which this study is founded.
Theodoros G. GiannopoulosRuprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg2007
The aim of the present study is to examine the historical development of Achaea in the Mycenaean period, i.e. the landscape of the north-western Peloponnese that preserved in its place-name up to the present day the designation of a much larger and much more important part of Late Bronze Age Greece. The book is divided into three parts.
The target set has been pursued through recording, examination and classification of the available archaeological data, gathering the sources (literature, iconography, archeological parallels, preserved traces), reconstructing the findings (casting, elaboration of the metallic parts, reconstruction of the hafts), using the reconstructed tools and evaluating them through the reconstruction of a fraction of the Uluburun hull and evaluating the tools qualitatively, quantitatively and ergonomically.