Albert J. AmmermanEurasian Prehistory, 11 (1-2) (2014): 203-236
The article constitutes the closing chapter of the proceedings of the Wenner Gren Workshop on “Island Archaeology and the Origins of Seafaring in the Eastern Mediterranean,” which was held at Reggio Calabria in October of 2012.
Curtis Runnels, Chad DiGregorio, Karl W. Wegmann, Sean F. Gallen, Thomas F. Strasser & Eleni PanagopoulouEurasian Prehistory 11 (1-2) (2014): 129-152
Lithic artifacts from eight findspots in the Plakias region of southwestern Crete are ascribed to the Acheulean of the Middle Pleistocene on the basis of morphotypological characteristics, geologic contexts, and OSL assays.
Onur Özbek & Burçin ErdoguEurasian Prehistory 11 (1-2) (2014): 97-128
This article presents the results of recent surveys and excavations in the Turkish part of the North Aegean. The archaeological discoveries made on the island of Gökçeada (Imbroz) and on the adjacent Gallipoli Peninsula in the years since 1998 are shedding new light on the early prehistory of Turkish Thrace.
Fieldwork conducted at the Epipalaeolithic site of Ouriakos on the coast of Lemnos has recently produced the first evidence for hunters and gatherers on one of the islands of the Aegean Sea during the time of the Younger Dryas (ca. 10,800-9,600 cal BC).
The re-establishment of the environment during the early Holocen is one of the most principal aims of the research, in order to interpret the behavioural patterns of the prehistoric people who crossed the Aegean during the final Paleolithic and Mesolithic period.
Sturt W. ManningEurasian Prehistory 11 (1-2) (2014): 9-28
This short chapter has three main aims. The first is to review and establish the dates of the recently recognized Cypro-PPNA period on Cyprus from the current evidence associated with this phase at the settlements of Ayia Varvara Asprokremnos (hereafter AVA) and Ayios Tychonas Klimonas (hereafter Klimonas).
Laerke Recht In A. Bokern & C. Rowan (eds), Embodying Value? The Transformation of Objects in and from the Ancient World (Oxford 2014): 35-51
This paper examines the well-known Bronze Age Aegean vessel type of rhyta as agents of transfer and transformation. A series of ‘moments’ presents the variety of contexts in which rhyta occur, including as transformers of content, as part of ritual processes and geographical movements.
Valentina GasperiniJournal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 6.2 (June 2014), 10-22
This paper presents an analysis of Late Bronze Age Mycenaean and Cypriot pottery unearthed in Gurob (Fayum, Egypt) during the archaeological campaigns held at the site between the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and currently housed in the Manchester Museum.
Peter M. Fischer & Teresa BürgeOpuscula 7 (2014), 61-106
The results from a 1.3-hectare GPR survey in 2012 were confirmed during the 2013 excavation of a limited area (200 m2). Three phases of occupation were partly exposed. The most recent phase, Stratum 1, contained living and working facilities, e.g. for spinning, weaving and purple dyeing.
Arto Penttinen & Jenny WallenstenOpuscula 7 (2014), 150-152
The following section honours our colleague, teacher, and friend, Berit Wells. The contributions were originally to be included in a Festschrift, which we wished to present to Berit on her 67th birthday. Sadly, Berit lost her battle against cancer before we could finish the volume.
This article assembles examples of an unusual vessel found in domestic contexts of the Early Bronze Age around the Aegean and in che East-ern Mediterranean. Identified as a “barrel vessel” by the excavators of Troy, Lesbos (Thermi), Lemnos (Poliochni), and various sites in the Chalkidike, the shape finds its best parallels in containers identified as churns in the Chalcolithic Levant, and related vessels from the Eneolithic Balkans.