Serafim E. Poulos, George Ghionis & Hampik MaroukianGeomorphology 107:1-2 (June 2009): 10-17.
Sea-level change during the last 18,000 years is a combination of eustatic, isostatic and tectonic contributions. In an effort to minimize the tectonic contributions, our study of sea-level changes in the Aegean Sea within historical times is focused on the aseismic Attico-Cycladic geotectonic zone.
For many Near Eastern scholars the label Philistine continues to reflect an ethnic group comprised of people who migrated from the Aegean ca 1200 BC, and who should be equated with the Peleset Sea Peoples mentioned in Egyptian texts.
This article contributes to the question how sound the wide-spread scientific opinion is founded that the Mycenaean ‘palace states’ were ruled by kings. The starting point is a surprising observation made some years ago that conclusive proof for monarchic representation is missing.
Paleography has always played an important role in the study of the Linear A and Linear B writing systems. Changes in the way that different signs are written over time provide a means of tracing the evolution of the two scripts and analyzing the relationship between them.
It has long been known that at least some ideograms of Linear A, and consequently their Linear B counterparts, were designed by acrophonic abbreviation. The most cited example is that of sign AB30, which represents not only the commodity ‘figs’ but also the phonetic value of ni, from the later attested Cretan gloss nikuleon.
PK Zb 21 is an inscribed pithos-rim fragment found in 1990 in a MM IIIB-LM IA destruction layer in Building 7 at Palaikastro, and published by Jan Driessen in 1991. The four signs are clearly inscribed, but Driessen noted the unusual shape of the first sign, and suggested that it could be a ligature of AB 13 and AB 40 (in the numbering-system advocated in the GORILA volumes).
Dans la tombe à tholos sur la colline de la Képhala (v. ill.), au Nord de Knossos, on trouve deux signes linéaires A qui se lisent a-pi, incisés sur un bloc du jambage sud de l’entrée (‘stomion’) qui donne accès à la chambre funéraire.
Αδιαμφισβήτητα, η περιφέρεια του ΝΑ Αιγαίου είχε τον δικό της ξεχωριστό ρόλο στη μυκηναϊκή επέκταση προς τούς εμπορικούς σταθμούς της ΝΑ Μεσογείου. Οι Μυκηναΐοι χρησιμοποίησαν την περιοχή αυτή ως έναν ενδιάμεσο σταθμό στον θαλάσσιο δρόμο προς την Κύπρο και την ακτή της Συρίας-Παλαιστίνης. Η Ρόδος, ιδιαιτέρως, λόγω της γεωγραφικής θέσης της και της γειτνίασής της με τα εμπορικά λιμάνια της μικρασιατικής ακτής προσέλκυσε από νωρίς το ενδιαφέρον των μυκηναϊκών κέντρων της ηπειρωτικής Ελλάδας.
Katie Demakopoulou & Olga KrzyszkowskaΑρχαιολογική Εφημερίς 148 (2009): 85-95.
Systematic research over the past 25 years has revealed that hippopotamus ivory was used in the Aegean from pre-palatial times until the late Mycenaean period. In addition to finished objects made from this material, parts of tusks have been recovered at Knossos, Thebes and Mycenae.