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ΒΙΒΛΙΟΚΡΙΣΙΕΣ | 2014

Heroes and pentads: or how Indo-European is Greek epic?

Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 57.1 (June 2014), 1-19

Students of the narrative content of Greek epic usually ignore the hypothesis that it shares a common origin with the Sanskrit epic, and even Georges Dumézil, the best known Indo-European cultural comparativist of the last century, emphasized the contrast between the two traditions. However, since Dumézil's death, it has been argued that his ‘trifunctional’ theory of Indo-European ideology needs to be subsumed within a pentadic framework.

Βιβλιοκρισία των: Die Bedeutung der minoischen und mykenischen Glyptik VI. internationales Siegel-Symposium aus Anlass des 50 jährigen Bestehens des CMS & The Middle Minoan Three-Sided Soft Stone Prism: A Study of Style and Iconography

Journal of Hellenic Studies 134, 240-242

Krzyszkowska, O., 2014. Review of W. Müller (ed.), Die Bedeutung der minoischen und mykenischen Glyptik VI. internationales Siegel-Symposium aus Anlass des 50 jährigen Bestehens des CMS, Marburg, 9.-12. Oktober 2008 [CMS Beiheft 8] (Mainz am Rhein 2010) & M. Anastasiadou, The Middle Minoan Three-Sided Soft Stone Prism: A Study of Style and Iconography [CMS Beiheft 9] (Mainz am Rhein 2011),

Prehistoric, Ancient Near Eastern & Aegean Textiles and Dress: An Interdisciplinary Anthology

Oxford

Prehistoric, Ancient Near Eastern & Aegean Textiles and Dress: An Interdisciplinary Anthology Textile and dress production, from raw materials to finished items, has had a significant impact on society from its earliest history. The essays in this volume offer a fresh insight into the emerging interdisciplinary research field of textile and dress studies by discussing archaeological, iconographical and textual evidence within a broad geographical and chronological spectrum.

Βιβλιοκρισία του: The Making of the Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean from the Beginning to the Emergence of the Classical World

Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 27.1 (2014), 101-125

Broodbank, C., Barker, G., Foxhall, L. & Manning, S.,2014. Review of C. Broodbank, The Making of the Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean from the Beginning to the Emergence of the Classical World (London 2013), Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 27.1 (2014), 101-125.

Final Neolithic Crete and the Southeast Aegean

Boston/Berlin

Final Neolithic Crete and the Southeast Aegean This book presents an archaeological study of Crete in transition from the Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age (c. 4000 to 3000 BC) within the broader South Aegean context. The study, based on the author’s own fieldwork, contains a gazetteer of over 170 sites.

Early Palaeolithic on the Greek islands?

Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 27.2 (2014), 211-230

Humans evolved in Africa and colonized Eurasia in successive adaptive radiations, establishing themselves in Europe ca. one million years ago. It is assumed that these dispersals were by land through southwest Asia, or secondarily across the Strait of Gibraltar, because early hominins lacked the cognitive faculties and technical skills needed to cross the open Mediterranean.

Archaic Hominins on Crete: Fact or fiction?

Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 27.2 (2014), 260-267

The prehistory of Greece begins in the Middle Pleistocene, with compelling Lower Palaeolithic (LP) evidence coming from its north. HOMO HEIDELBERGENSIS lived around the Petralona Cave in Macedonia, a significant Acheulean presence is known at Rodafnidia on Lesvos, and a very few Large Cutting Tools originate from Kokkinopilos in Epirus and Palaiokastro in west Macedonia.

Becoming urban: Investigating the anatomy of the Late Bronze Age complex, Maroni, Cyprus

Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 27.1 (2014), 3-32

The transformations entangled in becoming an urban society are increasingly attracting attention in archaeology, including in the Mediterranean. The place-making entailed in the development of urban settlement represents a fundamental change for a society; it creates over time a new urban mentalité and habitus, such that the urban fabric and place become an active part of social life, and its reproduction.

The root of the problem: On the relationship between wool processing and lanolin production

Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 27.1 (2014), 33-50

Reconstructions of ancient wool-processing techniques have generally been based on the assumption that lanolin was a by-product of the woolen textile industry. However, both ancient and modern sources point to significant procedural differences between the extraction and recovery of lanolin and the preparation of wool for spinning and weaving.