In this book, Kramer-Hajos examines the Euboean Gulf region in Central Greece to explain its flourishing during the postpalatial period. Providing a social and political history of the region in the Late Bronze Age, she focuses on the interactions between this “provincial” coastal area and the core areas where the Mycenaean palaces were located. Drawing on network and agency theory, two current and highly effective methodologies in prehistoric Mediterranean archaeology, Kramer-Hajos argues that the Euboean Gulf region thrived when it was part of a decentralized coastal and maritime network, and declined when it was incorporated in a highly centralized mainland-looking network.
Στο χρονολογικό ορίζοντα της Νεολιθικής εποχής (6500 π.Χ.- 3900 π.Χ.) εμφανίστηκαν με την αρχή της Νεολιθικής περιόδου οι πρωιμότερες μόνιμες εγκαταστάσεις των πρώτων γεωργών και κτηνοτροφών, οι απλές κοινωνικές δομές των οποίων με την έναρξη της Εποχής του Χαλκού άρχισαν να μετεξελίσσονται σε ποικιλόμορφες κατά περιοχές πολιτιστικές ομάδες με πολυπλοκότερη κοινωνική διάρθρωση.
Maurizio Del Freo & Massimo Perna (επιμέλεια)Padova2016
Nel primo volume, la scrittura, le pratiche scribali e quelle amministrative sono presentate nel dettaglio e messe a confronto con quelle delle amministrazioni minoiche in “geroglifico” cretese e in lineare A, mentre i documenti sono contestualizzati sul piano archeologico e descritti dal punto di vista epigrafico, paleografico e archivistico. Nel secondo volume, dopo una descrizione dettagliata dei settori produttivi ricostruibili in base alla testimonianza delle fonti scritte, è proposta una sintesi sul mondo miceneo, relativa a geografia, società, economia e religione.
Stella Demesticha & Bernard A. Knapp (επιμέλεια)Uppsala2016
The maritime transport of goods in bulk provides a clear indicator of many facets of trade, from networks and merchants to individual economic transactions. One of the key material factors involved is what we term the Maritime Transport Container (MTC), examples of which include the Canaanite jar, Transport Stirrup jar and Phoenician amphora, or more generally transport amphorae. Although studied systematically during later periods, the early phases in the development of MTCs are relatively obscure, because their maritime function and attributes are often overlooked.
Edited by Evangelia Kiriatzi & Carl KnappettCambridge2016
This volume represents a significant contribution to this new trend as it engages thematically with a wide range of connectivities in the later prehistory of the Mediterranean, from the later Neolithic of northern Greece to the Levantine Iron Age, and with diverse forms of materiality, from pottery and metal to stone and glass. With theoretical overviews from leading thinkers in prehistoric mobilities, and commentaries from top specialists in neighbouring domains, the volume integrates detailed case studies within a comparative framework.
Geraldine C. Gesell & Leslie Preston Day (επιμέλεια)Philadelphia-Pennsylvania2016
Detailed analyses of the architecture, pottery, other finds (including figurines and stone tools), and botanical and faunal remains are presented in this third volume, along with a complete history of the site and an attempt to reconstruct the social, political, and religious organization of the settlement.
Maria Mina, Sevi Triantaphyllou & Yiannis Papadatos (επιμέλεια)Oxford2016
In these 28 thematically arranged papers, specialists in the archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean confront the perceived invisibility of past bodies and ask new research questions. Contributors discuss new and old evidence; they examine how bodies intersect with the material world, and explore the role of body-situated experiences in creating distinct social and other identities.
Angela Pontrandolfo in collaborazione con Michalis Petropoulos & Athanasios D. RizakisΡώμη2016
The institutions decided to start a systematic survey of the Eastern part of the territory now corresponding to the ancient Aegialeia and, since the area between Aigeira and Pellene belongs today to Corinthia, the investigation began from the valley of the Krios, which flows on the west of Aigeira. This volume is a collection of the results of surveys and intrasite excavations conducted in the first four years in the areas corresponding to the theoretical transects that concern both sides of the low and middle valley of the river.
Οι εμπορικές συναλλαγές των Θηραίων θαλασσοπόρων με τη Μεσόγειο και τον κόσμο της Ανατολής απέφεραν μεγάλο πλούτο, που λάμπρυνε την πόλη του Ακρωτηρίου με μνημειώδη δημόσια και ιδιωτικά οικοδομήματα και συνέβαλε στην άνθηση μιας παραστατικής τέχνης με επίκεντρο τον άνθρωπο και το περιβάλλον του. Εκείνο δε που καθιστά το Ακρωτήρι μοναδικό στον κόσμο, είναι οι τοιχογραφίες του. Για το λόγο αυτόν, ο αναγνώστης του τόμου Προϊστορική Θήρα έχει ένα μοναδικό προνόμιο, καθώς παρουσιάζονται στις σελίδες του, για πρώτη φορά, αποκατεστημένα έργα, τοιχογραφίες και κεραμική που δεν εκτίθενται στο μουσείο.
Drawing on network and agency theory, two current and highly effective methodologies in prehistoric Mediterranean archaeology, Kramer-Hajos argues that the Euboean Gulf region thrived when it was part of a decentralized coastal and maritime network, and declined when it was incorporated in a highly centralized mainland-looking network. Her research and analysis contributes new insights to our understanding of the mechanics and complexity of the Bronze Age Aegean collapse.
This volume is the first of two that represent the final publication of Sector I of the Prepalatial to Postpalatial Minoan urban settlement and palace of Petras, Siteia, located in eastern Crete, and it presents the results of the excavations conducted there from 1985 to 2000.
Individual chapters focus on the architecture (Tsipopoulou), cooking wares (Alberti), Early Minoan (EM) and Middle Minoan (MM) I pottery (Relaki), a unique example of an EM–MM amphora stamped with a seal prior to firing (Krzyszkowska), numerous miniature vessels and figurines (Simandiraki-Grimshaw), and a study of vessels (primarily Neopalatial) with potter’s marks (Tsipopoulou).
Eva Alram-Stern, Fritz Blakolmer, Sigrid Deger-Jalkotzy, Robert Laffineur & Jörg Weilhartner (επιμέλεια) Leuven-Liege2016
At the METAPHYSIS conference a large range of issues of ritual, myth and symbolism in the Aegean Bronze Age were addressed, such as ritual places and ritual landscapes, sacral and sepulchral rituals, social and political ceremonies, ritual acts and performances, the supernatural realm, liminality, irrationality and magic, mythology, hybrid creatures, heroes/heroines, divinities, symbols, emblems and iconography, images of power, and cosmology. Thus, META-PHYSIS was dedicated to the complex relationship between humans and ‘the other’ - the broad scholarly interface between a popular ritual belief and the cult of deities, i.e. religion in its proper sense.
Eric Walcek Averett, Jody Michael Gordon & Derek B. Counts (επιμ.)North Dakota2016
The range of projects and contexts ensures that Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future is far more than a state-of-the-field manual or technical handbook. Instead, the contributors embrace the growing spirit of critique present in digital archaeology.
Emily Anderson turns light on the moment just before the palaces, recognizing it as a remarkably vibrant phase of socio-cultural innovation. Exploring the role of craftspersons, travelers and powerful objects, she argues that social change resulted from creative work that forged connections at new scales and in novel ways.
Robert B. Koehl (επιμ.)Philadelphia, Pennsylvania2016
In the area of metalwork, several papers investigate interconnections within and around the Aegean during the Early, Middle, and Late Bronze Ages (Betancourt, Ferrence, and Muhly, Weingarten, Kopcke), while others examine metal ware in its social context (Wiener). Papers on wall painting range from studies of pigments and optical illusions (Vlachopoulos), to representations of water (Shank). Anthropomorphic representations, or their absence, of goddesses or priestesses (Jones), rulers (Palaima), or initiates (Koehl) are also studied here with new eyes and fresh insights.