Lemno e l’ Egeo settentrionale agli inizi del I millenio: alcune riflessioni sulla cultura materiale dell’ isola
Laura Danile 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: 285-296.
The aim of this paper is to present the research on Lemnian material culture in the Early Iron Age that the author has been conducting, along with the team of the Italian Archaeological School in Athens coordinated by E. Greco, over the last 10 years. The focus of the author’s investigation is a pottery assemblage from Hephaestia (Lemnos), which contains, above all, a large amount of Grey Ware and a few sherds of Protogeometric amphorae (the only imported vases in that period). These materials are important evidence of the continuity of life at the site after the end of the Bronze Age and the abandonment of the Late Helladic settlement. At this time, Hephaestia had become the only site on Lemnos where uninterrupted occupation is certainly documented between the end of the second and the beginning of the first millennium. Furthermore, these materials offer some useful elements for delineating the characteristics of Lemnian material culture during the Early Iron Age. Notably, the local Grey Ware shows several peculiarities and North-Aegean and West-Anatolian features suggesting particular links with Euboea. These characteristics point to a system of relations in the North Aegean that also involved Lemnos and help us to set the island in its wider Aegean context.