Tristan Carter, Daniel A. Contreras, Kathryn Campeau & Kyle FreundJournal of Mediterranean Archaeology 29.1 (2016): 3-36
This paper details the results of a survey of the obsidian sources on the island of Giali in the Dodecanese, Greece, together with a review of these raw materials’ use from the Mesolithic to the Late Bronze Age (ninth to second millennium Cal BC).
Sarah P. MorrisJournal of Mediterranean Archaeology 29.1 (2016): 111-118
This response to a set of wide-ranging papers on the dimensions of reciprocity in Bronze Age Greece introduces three areas for further research, in order to expand the framework in terms of gender, space, and time.
Carla AntonaccioJournal of Mediterranean Archaeology 29.1 (2016): 104-111
This paper focuses on reciprocity in the context of Bronze Age collapse and early Iron Age ‘reboot’. The highest level of Mycenaean hierarchy collapsed, but neither the entire system, nor the entire ideology, vanished with the palaces: the basileus and a warrior elite survived and moved into places of authority.
Dimitri Nakassis, Michael L. Galaty & William A. ParkinsonJournal of Mediterranean Archaeology 29.1 (2016): 61-132
This collection of papers is the third and final installment in a series meant to update the archaeological study of Aegean Bronze Age economies based on current research in economic anthropology and new archaeological and textual data from Minoan and Mycenaean states.
Shannon LaFayette HogueAmerican Journal of Archaeology 120.1 (January 2016): 151-157
In the past three decades, an Iron Age date for reoccupation of areas surrounding the Palace of Nestor on the Epano Englianos Ridge has become well attested, but the extent and nature of this reoccupation has remained unclear.
Catherine E. PrattAmerican Journal of Archaeology 120.1 (January 2016): 27-66
It is generally accepted that Cretan transport stirrup jars were the preferred bulk liquid transport container of the Late Bronze Age Aegean, but the reasons behind their invention, relatively rapid dissemination and widespread use, and sudden disappearance are not well understood.
Antonis KotsonasAmerican Journal of Archaeology 120.2 (April 2016): 239-270
Periodization is a fundamental exercise for archaeology and for historical studies in general, aimed primarily at clarity in communication. However, this exercise imposes particular modes of conceptualizing specific periods.