This regional study considers the transitional period between the collapse of the Palace of Knossos (end of 14th c. B.C.) and the birth of the Greek city-state (mid 7th c. B.C.) around the Mirabello Bay, in Eastern Crete.
This volume, in honour of one of the Odysseuses in Aegean archaeology, Professor Robert Laffineur, comprises a combination of papers presented during a seminar series on recent developments in Mycenaean archaeology at the Université de Louvain during the academic year 2015-2016. These were organised within the frame of the ARC13/18 - 049 (concerted research action) “A World in Crisis?”.
Anastasia Dakouri-Hild & Michael J. Boyd (επιμέλεια)Berlin/Boston 2016
Places are social, lived, ideational landscapes constructed by people as they inhabit their natural and built environment. An ‘archaeology of place’ attempts to move beyond the understanding of the landscape as inert background or static fossil of human behaviour. From a specifically mortuary perspective, this approach entails a focus on the inherently mutable, transient and performative qualities of ‘deathscapes’: how they are remembered, obliterated, forgotten, reworked, or revisited over time.
Harald Meller, Hans Peter Hahn, Reinhard Jung & Roberto Risch (επιμέλεια)Halle (Saale)2016
The question of “Rich and Poor”, in other words of social inequality is, as shown by a glance at the newspapers, a highly topical issue. At the same time it is one of the fundamental questions of human communities.
Since its rediscovery in the early 20th century, through spectacular finds such as those by Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos, Minoan Crete has captured the imagination not only of archaeologists but also of a wider public.
The historic village of Iklaina is located approximately 14 km to the northeast of the modern town of Pylos. As early as 1909 Konstantinos Kourouniotis had reported ancient tools from the area, but it was not until 1954 that Iklaina became the object of targeted archaeological exploration.
This volume treats in detail the pottery from the settlement on the islet of Dhaskalio, whose excavation is described in Volume I of the series. Much of the importance of this material lies in the undisturbed stratigraphy of the settlement, a fact that allowed for the recognition of three successive phases of occupation of the site with considerable ceramic continuity between them, as well as for safe inferences about its chronology, with wider implications for the later Εarly Βronze Αge of the Cyclades.
Evi Gorogianni, Peter Pavúk & Luca Girella (επιμέλεια)Oxford 2016
Beyond Thalassocracies aims to evaluate and rethink the manner in which archaeologists approach, understand, and analyse the various processes associated with culture change connected to interregional contact, using as a test case the world of the Aegean during the Late Bronze Age (c. 1600–1100 BC).
In this book the authors publish thirteen tombs and two pyres excavated by the Cyprus Department of Antiquities in the cemeteries of Palaepaphos, on the western part of Cyprus. More tombs from the same cemeteries were published by the same authors in 2014 and earlier (by V. Karageorghis) in 1983.
This book focuses on merging all disciplines, perspectives, theories, aspects and applications of disasters in their spatio-temporal framework (archaeodisasters), into one major scientific field (Disaster Archaeology).
The volume is the result of a workshop held at the Norwegian Institute at Athens 11th-13th of November 2011. It addressed the different layers of mobility in the Bronze and Early Iron Age of the Eastern Mediterranean.
This volume presents the results of a multidisciplinary research program (“Balkans 4000”) financed by the French National Research Agency (ANR) and coordinated by the editor between 2007 and 2011, when she was a member of the Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée (Laboratory of Archaeology and Archaeometry).