La costa occidentale dell’ Attica durante il Neolitico Finale e il Bronzo Antico: scelte insediative e rapporti con le Cicladi
Vasiliki Eleni Dimitriou Στο F. Longo, R. di Cesare & S. Privitera (eds) 2016. ΔΡΟΜΟΙ. Studi sul mondo antico offerti a Emanuele Greco dagli allievi della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene, Atene-Paestum: 37-47.
The west coast of Attica was very important in the history of Early Bronze Age contacts because of its strategic geographic position, which allowed easy contact by sea with the Gulf of Saronic and its islands, Corinthia, Argolis, and the Cyclades. Unfortunately only partial investigations of this area have been carried out. The author tries to reconstruct as complete a picture as possible on the basis of the available evidence. The objective is to identify and analyze settlement choices and trading networks. The area traded raw materials and/or finished ceramic or lithic products, and probably also metal ones, with other settlements in Attica, the gulf of Saronicus, and the Cyclades. As is well known, the Cyclades played a key role in this trade as sources of obsidian, metals, and pottery. Direct or indirect trade between the west coast of Attica and settlements in Attica itself and in the Cyclades are attested as early as the Final Neolithic. This moves the Aegean cultural koiné of BA II identified by Renfrew almost a thousand year back.