Thanasis I. Papadopoulos & Evangelia Papadopoulou-Chrysikopoulou Oxford2017
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.
The Mycenaean chamber-tomb cemetery at Agios Vasileios, near Chalandritsa in Achaea, was first investigated by Nikolaos Kyparissis in the late 1920s, followed by small-scale research in 1961 by Efthimios Mastrokostas. In the years 1989-2001 more rescue excavations were conducted by the Greek Archaeological Service, revealing 30 chamber tombs, some looted. Based mostly on the latest research, this study is the first major presentation of the cemetery and its finds.
The 5th volume of the publication series Oriental and European Archaeology represents the overture of the Çukuriçi Höyük final publications. The prehistoric tell site at the Aegean coast of Turkey close to the antique metropolis of Ephesos has been excavated between 2007 and 2014. The study includes a general outline of the research project, its main methodological and analytical approaches, and its main outcome after seven excavation seasons in chapter 1.
The Phaistos Disc is one of the most studied documents of Minoan civilization, enticing scholars and simple enthusiasts with the mysterious aura that envelops it and with its singularity among Minoan scriptures. It has entered the collective imagination, both at academic and popular levels. Archaeologists digging at Phaistos are often asked 'Where was the Disc found?'
Vili Apostolakou, Thomas M. Brogan & Philip P. Betancourt (επιμέλεια)Philadelphia2017
In January of 2007, a bulldozer operator was creating a parking area next to the Greek National Highway for a church near the village of Pacheia Ammos, in northeast Crete. He stopped immediately when his machine uncovered two Minoan clay jars and a human skull, and he immediately reported the discovery to the Greek Archaeological Service. Near this Minoan burial was a small artificial rock shelter dug into the soft bedrock.
Quartier Mu of Malia is an exceptional architectural ensemble of the time of the First Minoan Palaces. Excavations brought to light the remains of a group of adjacent but independent buildings, remarkably well preserved by the violent fire that caused their destruction.
Corien W. Wiersma & Sofia Voutsaki (επιμέλεια)Oxford-Philadelphia2017
This volume brings together papers that discuss social change. The main focus is on the Early Helladic III to Late Helladic I period in southern Greece, but also touches upon the surrounding islands. This specific timeframe enables us to consider how mainland societies recovered from a ‘crisis’ and how they eventually developed into the differentiated, culturally receptive and competitive social formations of the early Mycenaean period.
L'émeri, le σμύρις grec, est une roche abrasive par excellence. D’après les sources écrites, il est ex-ploité aux époques archaïque et classique. Ce livre, s’intéressant au monde égéen du Néolithique et de l’âge du Bronze (VIe-IIe millénaires av. J.-C.), tente de retracer les origines de cette exploitation et d’en éclairer les modalités. Ce travail propose un outil méthodologique adapté pour l’étude de ce ma-tériel fondé sur une documentation variée et une approche pluridisciplinaire.
Οι εργασίες του Συνεδρίου με θέμα «Κυκλαδικά στην Κρήτη: Κυκλαδικά και κυκλαδίζοντα ειδώλια μέσα στην ανασκαφική τους συνάφεια», που φιλοξενήθηκε στο Μουσείο Κυκλαδικής Τέχνης τον Οκτώβριο του 2015, έδωσαν την ευκαιρία σε όλο το κοινό να παρακολουθήσει τις παρουσιάσεις των ανασκαφέων και των μελετητών, από την Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό, και να ακούσει τις συγκλίσεις αλλά και τις αποκλίσεις των διαφόρων απόψεων.
The long neglected issues of land distribution and exploitation had to be placed again at the heart of the history of early Greece, from the great period of Mycenaean palaces to the formation of City-States. This book presents an analysis of land tenure systems based on all available sources, from Mycenaean texts to traditions on Archaic Greece and rural archaeology.
This book investigates the production technology and inter-site circulation of a large and diverse Late Neolithic ceramic assemblage from the flat-extended settlement of Makrygialos (Phase II), in northern Greece. Comparative samples from Dimini, in Thessaly, and Agrosykia A and Giannitsa B, in western Macedonia, are also incorporated.
Quentin Letesson & Carl Knappett (επιμέλεια)Oxford 2017
Minoan Crete is rightly famous for its idiosyncratic architecture, as well as its palaces and towns such as Knossos, Malia, Gournia, and Palaikastro. Indeed, these are often described as the first urban settlements of Bronze Age Europe. However, we still know relatively little about the dynamics of these early urban centres.
Frederick A. Cooper & Diane Fortenberry (επιμέλεια)Oxford2017
In 1990 the University of Minnesota carried out an architectural survey of the standing remains of the Bronze Age Palace of Nestor, discovered by Carl Blegen in 1939 and excavated from 1952 to 1966. While the first stone-by-stone state plan of the building was being created, it became clear that some of the architectural assumptions about the structure and its history could not be correct.
R. Angus K. Smith, Mary K. Dabney, Evangelia Pappi, Sevasti Triantaphyllou & James C. Wright (επιμέλεια)Philadelphia2017
This volume is the final publication of the results of excavation of six Mycenaean chamber tombs in the Late Bronze Age cemetery of Ayia Sotira within the Nemea Valley of the Argolid region of Greece.The work presented includes artifactual and ecofactual remains such as pottery, jewelry, figurines, metal objects, human skeletons, and botanical remains.
Simon Jusseret & Manuel Sintubin (επιμέλεια)Leuven2017
This volume, gathering the contributions of Minoan archaeologists, geologists, seismologists, palaeoseismologists, geophysicists, architects, and engineers, provides an up-to-date interdisciplinary appraisal of the role of earthquakes in Minoan society and in Minoan archaeology – what we know, what are the remaining issues, and where we need to go.