Joanna S. SmithJournal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 5:3 (September 2013): 10-43.
The 228 contextualized seals at Enkomi allow for detailed views into how Egyptian seal types were used in the Late Bronze Age(ca. 1650–1050 BCE) in one settlement on Cyprus. Over time the emphasis shifted from Egyptian seal rings and uncarved scarabs and scaraboids in tombs to Egyptianizing designs on Cypriot cylinder and conoid stamp seals that recalled the carved details on the bottoms of scarabs.
A. Bernard KnappJournal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 5:3 (September 2013): 1-9.
The socioeconomic and ideological transformations that characterize Late Bronze Age Cyprus have been linked to a major expansion in interconnections with the older cultures of ancient western Asia and Egypt.
James WhitleyCambridge Archaeological Journal 23:3 (October 2013): 395-416.
In recent years, material culture studies have come to embrace contemporary Melanesia and European prehistory, but not classical archaeology and art. Prehistory is still thought, in many quarters, to be intrinsically more ‘ethnographic’ than historical periods; in this discourse, the Greeks (by default) become proto-modern individuals, necessarily opposed to Melanesian ‘dividuals’.
John C. BarrettCambridge Archaeological Journal 23:1 (February 2013): 1-17.
Narratives of human evolution place considerable emphasis upon human cognitive development resulting from the evolution of brain architecture and witnessed by the production of ‘symbolic’ material culture. Recent work has modified the narrative to the extent that cognitive development is treated as the product of humanity's ability to download certain aspects of brain functionality, such as the storage of information, into external media.
M. Spataro, N. Meeks, A.S. Meek & A.J. ShaplandArchaeometry 55:5 (October 2013): 910-922.
We analysed a faience fragment from Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, to determine whether it belonged to the Town Mosaic, excavated at Knossos. Three Town Mosaic fragments from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford were also examined.
A. Bevan, J. Conolly, C. Hennig, A. Johnston, A. Quercia, l. Spencer & J. VroomArchaeometry 55:2 (April 2013): 312-328.
This paper considers how to make the most out of the rather imprecise chronological knowledge that we often have about the past. We focus here on the relative dating of artefacts during archaeological fieldwork, with particular emphasis on new ways to express and analyse chronological uncertainty.
Nowadays, multi-image 3D reconstruction is an active research field and a number of commercial and free software tools have been already made available to the public. These provide methods for the 3D reconstruction of real world objects by matching feature points and retrieving depth information from a set of unordered digital images.
M. Smirniou & Th. RehrenJournal of Archaeological Science 40:12 (December 2013): 4731-4743.
Cobalt blue glass has long now been recognised as characterised by a distinct compositional signature within the typical compositional range of Late Bronze Age glass. More recently, a copper-rich variation of cobalt blue glass has been seen throughout Egypt and the Mycenaean world.
When, and by what route, did farming first reach Europe? A terrestrial model might envisage a gradual advance around the northern fringes of the Aegean, reaching Thrace and Macedonia before continuing southwards to Thessaly and the Peloponnese.
Thomas M. Urban, Jeffrey F. Leon, Sturt W. Manning, Kevin D. Fisher, Catherine M. Kearns & Peregrine A. Gerard-LittleAntiquity 87:338 (December 2013): Project Gallery
During the Late Bronze Age (1650–1100 BC) Cyprus witnessed an increase in social, political and economic complexity, with settlements becoming urban in composition and international in scope. These 'urban' settlements and associated elite place-making both created and defined a new Late Cypriot society.
Evi GorogianniAegean Archaeology 10 (2009-2010) : 105-120.
The present article is a study of archaeological practice in Greek archaeology, assessed through the methods used by John L. Caskey in excavation and post-excavation procedures, as well as in publication. Archaeological practice is an interpretive exercise rather than mere recovery of artifacts and data.
The Prepalatial period in south central Crete is largely known through the rich but generally unstratified deposits that have been retrieved from the communal tholos tombs, and which have been dated by virtue of stylistic and typological comparisons with ceramic deposits excavated elsewhere in Crete.
In May 1943, L. Morricone directed a brief archeological investigation of the Asklupis area, situated in northeast Kos. Four Early Bronze Age tombs, including ten vases, a spindle whorl, and a dagger, were brought to light together with a relatively small assemblage of stray finds from a nearby trial trench.
During a two year period (2006- 2008) the author, inspired by two contemporary archaeological projects along the northern part of the Isthmus (Kavousi and Gournia Surveys), attempted to explore the diachronic settlement patterns of the South Ierapetra Isthmus. Even though the project was promising at the beginning, it failed to provide answers to basic research questions regarding the Bronze Age settlement history of the Ierapetra area.
This report is concerned with the excavation of an Early Minoan circular 'tholos' tomb of the Mesara type and the survey of the surrounding area at the site of Mesorrachi, near the modern village of Skopi, in the region of Siteia, East Crete.