Petra Vaiglova, Amy Bogaard, Matthew Collins, William Cavanagh, Christopher Mee, Josette Renard, Angela Lamb, Armelle Gardeisen & Rebecca FraserJournal of Archaeological Science 42 (February 2014): 201-215.
This paper presents the first study that combines the use of ancient crop and animal stable isotopes (carbon and nitrogen) and Zooarchaeology Mass Spectrometry species identification (ZooMS) for reconstructing early farming practices at Kouphovouno, a Middle–Late Neolithic village in southern Greece (c. 5950–4500 cal. BC).
G. Apostolopoulos, K. Pavlopoulos, J.-P. Goiran & E. FouacheJournal of Archaeological Science 42 (February 2014): 412-421.
According to historical documents, Piraeus was a rocky island consisting of the steep hill of Munichia, known as modern-day Kastella. It was connected to the mainland by a low-lying stretch of land (“Halipedon”) that would flood with sea water most of the year and was used as a salt field whenever it dried up.
Ian Whitbread & Alexandra MariJournal of Archaeological Science 41 (January 2014): 79-88.
This paper examines application of the provenance hypothesis in areas of complex regional geology, where all potential sources of raw materials cannot be isolated or taken into account. With a few notable exceptions most pottery of the Late and Final Neolithic in Central and Southern Mainland Greece is considered to be locally produced by non-specialist household potters.
David E. Friesem, Panagiotis Karkanas, Georgia Tsartsidou & Ruth Shahack-GrossJournal of Archaeological Science 41 (January 2014): 556-567.
Sun dried mud bricks are a common building material across the globe, found in many archaeological sites in the Old World since ca. 11,000 years ago. This material is known to disintegrate due to exposure to the elements, mostly affected by rain.
Panagiotis Karkanas & Aleydis Van de MoortelJournal of Archaeological Science 43 (2014): 198-213.
The study of settlement sites is usually based on the analysis of architectural or cultural phases. The sediments that constitute the excavated deposits inside or outside houses are rarely studied. This work presents micromorphological analysis of sediments at the prehistoric site of Mitrou, a small tidal islet in central Greece.
Το 1928 ο Νικόλαος Κυπαρίσσης, στα πλαίσια της αναζήτησης των προϊστορικών θέσεων στην Αχαΐα, εντόπισε το μυκηναϊκό νεκροταφείο στη θέση Άγιος Βασίλειος της Χαλανδρίτσας και άρχισε την έρευνα σε έναν από τους θαλαμοειδείς τάφους που διέκρινε ότι σωζόταν σε άριστη κατάσταση.
Gerald CadoganAmerican Journal of Archaeology 118.1 (January 2014): 189-195.
Private benefactors have played an important part in Aegean and Cypriot prehistoric studies over the 100-plus years since the disciplines began. With the support of imaginative, informed, and generous patrons, prehistory is alive and well in both regions.