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ΑΡΘΡΑ | 2015

Comments on Minoan beetle images

Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 7.3 (September 2015), 24-28

Images of beetles begin to appear in Minoan Crete early in the Middle Bronze Age. Because one of the earliest manifestations of this phenomenon is in the form of scarab seals that reflect Egyptian prototypes, a natural question involves whether the meaning of this symbol was transferred to Crete along with the imagery.

Here, there and everywhere?

Antiquity 89 (February 2015), 217-218

Ling and Stos-Gale (Antiquity 2015) present some hitherto little-known rock art motifs from various locations in Sweden, and offer an intriguing interpretation for them that ties in with the recent realisation that some of the copper used in the earlier Bronze Age of southern Scandinavia may have originated from Cyprus.

Oxhide ingots in the European North?

Antiquity 89 (February 2015), 213-214

The paper by Ling and Stos-Gale (Antiquity 2015) raises interesting questions about the extent and effects of trans-continental trade and travel in the Bronze Age.

The hidden ruler: art and politics in Minoan Crete

Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 7.3 (September 2015), 90-94

Although there are numerous images that can be associated with the expression of the values and ideals of the ruling elites, the absence of overt ruler propaganda in Minoan official art is striking and has often been commented on.

Skylines: borders of materiality, thresholds to heaven

Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 7.3 (September 2015), 65-75

Skylines partake in the “public image,” as symbols of an urban collective. They are urban signatures that present an abbreviated image of the city’s identity. In the Minoan world skylines can be approached only indirectly: firstly, by inferring how buildings emerged in the vertical and secondly, through the depictions of architectural compounds in Minoan art.

Reflections on Bronze Age travels

Antiquity 89 (February 2015), 215-216

Johan Ling and Zofia Stos-Gale (Antiquity 2015) present results from a project comparing isotopes from Bronze Age artefacts with signatures from known Bronze Age mining localities.

Final response and future directions

Antiquity 89 (February 2015), 221-223

It is rare for authors to be able to read comments on their paper by leading colleagues and to have the chance to respond before its publication. We would like to thank the editor of Antiquity for providing this opportunity.

Excavations at Gournia, 2010-2012

Hesperia 84.3, 2015, 397-465

This article presents previous research at Gournia, the overall goals of our project, a new plan of the settlement, and our 2010-2012 excavations in eight areas: the Pit House, the Northwest Area, the North Cemetery, North Trench, the Northeast Area, House Aa, several rooms in the palace, and House He.

Sea surface radiocarbon reservoir age changes in the Aegean sea from about 11,200 BP to present

Radiocarbon 57.3 (2015), 493-505

Archaeological excavations in two coastal sites of Greece, Ftelia on Mykonos and Cyclops Cave on Youra, have provided suitable material (charcoal/marine mollusk shell paired samples deposited simultaneously in undisturbed anthropogenic layers) to estimate regional changes of the sea surface radiocarbon reservoir effect (ΔR) in the Aegean Sea.