How do archaeologists and artists reimagine what life was like during the Greek Bronze Age? How do contemporary conditions influence the way we understand the ancient past? This innovative book considers two imaginative restorations of the ancient world that test the boundaries of interpretation and invention by bringing together the discovery of Minoan culture by the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans (1851–1941) and the work of the Turner Prize–winning video artist Elizabeth Price (b. 1966).
Peter M. Fischer & Teresa Bürge (επιμέλεια)Wien2017
This volume presents the outcomes of the European Science Foundation workshop “Sea Peoples” Up-to-Date. New Research on Transformations in the Eastern Mediterranean in the 13th–11th Centuries BCE, which took place in November 2014 at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. It offers up-to-date research on the Sea Peoples phenomenon during the so called “crisis years” at the end of the Bronze Age.
Neopalatial Crete - the 'Golden Age' of the Minoan Civilization - possessed palaces, exquisite artefacts, and iconography with pre-eminent females. While lacking in fortifications, ritual symbolism cloaked the island, an elaborate bureaucracy logged transactions, and massive storage areas enabled the redistribution of goods.
Philippa M. Steele (επιμέλεια)Oxford & Philadelphia2017
Understanding Relations Between Scripts: The Aegean Writing Systems arises from a conference held in Cambridge in 2015. The question of how writing systems are related to each other, and how we can study those relationships, has not been studied in detail and this volume aims to fill a gap in scholarship by presenting a number of case studies focused on the writing systems of the Bronze Age Aegean.
Late Bronze Age Aegean cooking vessels illuminate prehistoric cultures, foodways, social interactions, and communication systems. While many scholars have focused on the utility of painted fineware vessels for chronological purposes, the contributors to this volume maintain that cooking wares have the potential to answer not only chronological but also economic, political, and social questions when analysed and contrasted with assemblages from different sites or chronological periods.
Yannis Galanakis, Anastasia Christophilopoulou & James Grime (επιμέλεια)Cambridge2017
Secret texts and secret writing have an age-old fascination. In this hook two stories are told: of the people who worked on breaking vital codes in the Second World War and those who deciphered the Linear B script – Europe’s earliest comprehensible writing system. Here experts in the fields of Mycenaean epigraphy and the study of the Aegean Bronze Age join with fellow specialists in mathematics, cryptography and the history of computer.
Die minoischen Paläste waren multifunktionale Zentren, denen auch in wirtschaftlicher Hinsicht eine grundlegende Bedeutung zukam. Der Begriff der Redistribution war bisher prägend zur Beschreibung der minoischen Wirtschaft: Man ging davon aus, dass Güter an zentraler Stelle gesammelt und sodann an die Bevölkerung zurückverteilt wurden – auch Grundnahrungsmittel.
Jack L. Davis & John Bennet (επιμέλεια)Princeton2017
This volume represents the product of 25 years of study conducted by the Pylos Regional Archaeological Project, a multidisciplinary, diachronic archaeological expedition formally organized in 1990 to investigate the history of prehistoric and historic settlement in western Messenia in Greece.
Bodies of Maize, Eaters of Grain provides a comparative study of the earliest urban civilizations of the Maya lowlands and the Greek mainland. It builds upon earlier comparative studies by Gordon Childe, Robert Adams and Bruce Trigger, extending their work into new directions. Specifically, the focus lies on the art styles of the Late Preclassic lowland Maya and Mycenaean Greece.
In this book, Sarah Murray provides a comprehensive treatment of textual and archaeological evidence for the long-distance trade economy of Greece across 600 years during the transition from the Late Bronze to the Early Iron Age.
Jean GuilaineΣτο M. Fernández-Götz & D. Krausse (eds) 2017. Eurasia at the Dawn of History. Urbanization and Social Change, New York: 67-80.
This chapter focuses first on the emergence of the Neolithic economic system in the Near East around the 10th-9th millennium BC, outlining the stages of its diffusion towards the Mediterranean and the cultural shifts provoked by that diffusion. The second part of the chapter examines the perceptible impact of social differentiation throughout the Neolithic period.
Laurent LespezΣτο D. Mulliez & Z. Bonias (eds) 2017. Thasos. Métropole et colonies. Actes du symposium international à la mémoire de Marina Sgourou, Thasos, 21-22 septembre 2006 [Recherches Franco-Helléniques V], Athens: 11-24.
The Thasian Environment from the Neolithic Period onwards: The Contribution of Recent Geoarchaeological Research For the last five years, new paleoenvironmental and geoarchaeological investigations have been conducted on Thasos. These investigations are now producing their first results.
Thanasis I. Papadopoulos & Evangelia Papadopoulou-Chrysikopoulou Oxford
In this monograph the authors present the finds of four Mycenaean chamber tombs, from the rescue excavation of Ephor Mastrokostas at Aigion in 1967. Unfortunately, no diary or any other information, regarding the architecture or the burial customs, was found.