This Web site is designed for those interested in the ongoing excavations at Çatalhöyük, Turkey. Its aim is to provide information about the activities of the Project and of the different aspects of the research being conducted at Çatalhöyük.
The Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory (PASP) was founded in 1986 by Thomas G. Palaima as a research center pertaining to the use of writing in Minoan Crete (Cretan Hieroglyphic and Linear A ca. 1850-1450 BCE), Mycenaean Greece and Mycenaeanized Crete (Linear B ca. 1450-1200 BCE) and the island of Cyprus (Cypro-Minoan in the Bronze Age and Cypriote Syllabic script in the historical period ca. 1500-1200 BCE and 750-225 BCE respectivley).
The objectives of the program are: to investigate the relationship between the Sanctuary to Poseidon and the ancient city of Kalaureia; to study the interaction between the sanctuary and the city and their role in the Saronic Gulf and the wider world;
This page gives you access to CAA Proceedings. Currently 627 articles are made available as pdf-files. Full proceedings will be available soon too. Searching is limited to title, conference theme and conference year. Use sidebar search, “year cloud” and “theme cloud” to find the articles.
DĀMOS (Database of Mycenaean at Oslo) aims at being an annotated electronic corpus of all the published Mycenaean texts, the earliest (ca. XV-XII B.C.) written evidence of the Greek language, comprised of inscriptions in the Linear B syllabic script.
The Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World (EHW) is an original electronic project aiming at collecting, recording, documenting, presenting and promoting the historical data that testify to the presence of Hellenic culture throughout time and space. EHW includes entries that concern geographical-cultural areas lying beyond the borders of the Hellenic nation-state.
Since 1997, the Latsis Group and Eurobank EFG, under the auspices and coordination of the Latsis Foundation, publish annually a volume devoted to a single archaeological museum, aiming to create a series whose scholarly prestige and aesthetic approach would contribute to a deeper knowledge and further understanding of the various aspects of the history of Greek civilisation.
While there has been much debate about the underlying language of Linear A (LinA) (also 線文字A, Γραμμικη Α), I disagree that LinA does not resemble a known language. Despite its similarities to Japanese, historical linguists dismiss a correlation for at least two reasons: they cite both (1) the universally held belief that LinA is an Indo-European language and (2) the apparent lack of genetic evidence.
This website is based on the first overview catalogue of the Sir Arthur Evans Archive prepared by Dr Yannis Galanakis in March 2012. This archive is one of the most important resources of the Department of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum.
Minoan Crete constitutes the first literate civilization of Europe and the beginning of European recorded history. In 1878, Minos Kalokairinos carried out pioneering excavations in the West Wing of the Palace of Knossos and discovered the first Linear B tablet. In the first month of excavations at Knossos in 1900, Arthur Evans discovered 3 Bronze Age Scripts, Minoan "Cretan Hieroglyphic" and Linear A, and Mycenaean Linear B, thus bringing Minoan and Mycenaean Crete into the historical period.
Itia is a research team working on the fields of hydrology, hydrosystems management, hydroinformatics and hydroclimatic stochastics. The name "Itia" is not an acronym; it is Greek for willow tree. It consists of 18 members; the team leader is Demetris Koutsoyiannis. Itia is an open team and has collaborated with colleagues worldwide.