Ann-Louise Schallin & Petra Pakkanen (επιμέλεια)Stockholm2009
This volume presents fourteen articles which discuss Mycenaean figurines from various points of view. They focus on different aspects of the figurines, elaborating on their function, contextual characteristics, production, use-life, classification, topography, and history of scholarship. The articles are based on papers given at a workshop at the Swedish Institute at Athens in April 2001 entitled ‘Cultic Space and Mycenaean Figurines’.
A reissue of Eric H. Cline’s highly regarded study of trade in the Late Bronze Age Aegean, first published in 1994 and out-of-print since 2000. The monograph is composed of three principal parts: 1) an analytical section discussing the trade and contacts which occurred between the Aegean, Italy, Egypt, and the Near East during the latter half of the second millennium BC, and the social, economic and cultural implications of such contacts; 2) first, a catalogue of literary and pictorial references to the LBA Aegean found in outside areas – primarily Egypt and the Near East – with transliterations and translations of the appropriate texts, and second, a compilation of the references to, and loanwords from, other areas of the Mediterranean found in the Linear B texts in the Aegean; and 3) a catalogue, by object type, of all the Orientalia and Occidentalia found in LBA contexts within the Aegean area.
Âge d'or de la civilisation minoenne, la période néopalatiale (1600-1425 avant notre ère) révéla un paysage architectural foisonnant et complexe. Bien que cette architecture fut largement étudiée et commentée, à ce jour, elle reste l'objet de bon nombre d'interrogations et souffre de l'absence d'approches réellement systématiques et exhaustives. En se basant sur les principes de la théorie de la syntaxe spatiale et en les étoffant de méthodologies auxiliaires, cet ouvrage se propose d'analyser le bâti néopalatial sous ses formes les plus diverses.
Jennifer M. Webb, David Frankel, Kathryn O. Eriksson & J. Basil HennessySävedalen2009
In 1961, shortly before his death, the late J.R. Stewart excavated two Early and Middle Bronze Age cemeteries near the village of Karmi on the north coast of Cyprus. This volume presents the results of this work, including full descriptions of the tombs together with detailed catalogues and illustrations of the rich array of pottery and other grave-goods. This provides an important body of data with which to reassess developments on the north coast of Cyprus in the light of current research elsewhere on the island. Both cemeteries began to be used in the Early Bronze Age.
Πρόκειται για τον ενδέκατο τόμο της σειράς Ο Κύκλος των Μουσείων που επιμελεί και εκδίδει κάθε χρόνο το Κοινωφελές Ίδρυμα Ιωάννη Σ. Λάτση. Αφιερώνεται στο μουσείο και τον αρχαιολογικό χώρο του Μαραθώνα.
In this study of Minoan cult practice, the author looks beyond the many vivid images from Cretan prehistory, focussing on the stratigraphy of the artefacts and buildings. She lists all the known cultural rooms in a database and divides them into “primary” and “secondary” rooms, according to their cultural objects and architectural situation. The former were selected for their good state of preservation, with their artefacts found in situ.
The study of the archaeology and history of a country is not confined within the narrow boundaries of its physical borders, but it expands much further, to include its relations with the neighbouring countries and the outside world in general. The more so when this country is a small island, like Cyprus, whose survival presupposes continuous overseas contacts. The Mediterranean has been uniquely blessed and is a good example of die phenomenon of a sea which unites and does not separate the countries which it borders. This elongated sea, with a number of islands scattered from one end to the other, has made communications possible, even in prehistoric times, when the means of navigation were primitive.
Il neolitico di Festòs è stato pubblicato, nel tempo, da diversi autori in riviste e volumi, tuttavia riteniamo opportuno riprodurre le più importanti edizioni, oggi difficilmente reperibili, relative agli scavi diretti da Luigi Pernier su tutta l’area palaziale e a quelli condotti da Doro Levi limitatamente al cortile 40 e al corridoio 7 del Palazzo di Festòs. La ragione di quest'ultima particolare scelta è data dal fatto che gli scavi di queste due aree sono stati controllati direttamente da Enrica Fiandra, durante i lavori di rifinitura dei saggi scavati, di rilevamento grafico e fotografico nel cortile 40 e di scavo e rilievo in occasione del restauro delle lastre di gesso alabastrino del pavimento nel corridoio 7, effettuato nel 1957.
The ancient Cypriot collections of the British Museum have inspired the essays in this volume in honour of Veronica Tatton-Brown, who for many years was their curator. Written by her academic colleagues and friends, the themes covered range from funeral rites at Late Bronze Age Enkomi to sculptured portraits of parents and children in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, along with the reconstruction of the Persian siege ramp at Palaipaphos and the history of Cypriot archaeology as revealed in the Museum's archives.
Sara Owen & Laura Preston (επιμέλεια)Cambridge 2009
The focus of much recent archaeological study of urbanism has been on the relationship between urban centres and the rural sphere. However, this important line of inquiry has generally neglected the internal workings of cities. This volume presents an archaeological approach to urbanism in the ancient Aegean and related areas.
Catalogue of an exhibition held at the de Menil Gallery (January 12, 2009 - March 3) to celebrate a long and fruitful career of Hugh Sackett with Groton School. Principally associated throughout his career with the British School in Athens, Mr. Sackett is best known for his work at five important archaeological digs that were the focus of the exhibition: the Dema and Vari Houses near Athens, the Unexplored Mansion at Knossos in Crete, the town of Lefkandi on the island of Euboea, and a previously unknown Minoan palace complex at Palaikastro in eastern Crete.
The main topic of this work is linked with the investigation of the Holocene chipped stone assemblages in the area of South Bulgaria and especially the region of Northern Thrace and NW Turkey (Eastern Thrace and South Marmara region) during the period 7th - 5th mill. BC.
À la croisée de l’Âge d'or de la civilisation minoenne et de l'Âge du Fer, les 250 ans d'histoire de la société crétoise couverts par cet ouvrage représentent une période encore fortement débattue (1450-1200 av. J.-C.). Cette problématique historique spécifique, résumée sous l’appellation de « Crète mycénienne », s’est longtemps concentrée sur le site majeur de Knossos et les relations variées entre les sociétés complexes de la Crète et de la Grèce continentale.
J. Driessen, I. Schoep, F. Carpentier, I. Crevecoeur, M. Devolder, F. Gaignerot-Driessen, H. Fiasse, P. Hacıgüzeller, S. Jusseret, C. Langohr, Q. Letesson & A. SchmittLouvain-la-Neuve2009
During 2007 and 2008, the Belgian School at Athens undertook its first ever excavation on Crete, at the Minoan site of Sissi on the north coast of the island. Located at a few kilometres from the palatial site of Malia, the Sissi settlement presents a unique test case to examine the relationship between a palace site and its hinterland during the Bronze Age (2600-1250 BC).
For several decades we know quite a lot of sites in the northern Levant which yield Aegean finds, especially Mycenaean pottery and figurines. This study contains a catalogue of Mycenaean pottery, imported as well as locally made, found in Syria, the Lebanon and Cilicia in undisturbed contexts. These are of particular importance for the synchronization with sites in Southern Greece. There, the typology of the Mycenaean pottery is ensured by several settlement sequences.