The even relative abundances of cattle, sheep, goat and pigs indicate that the animal management was not specialized but rather mixed, pointing the site was relatively independent in terms of animal management. The increase in sheep/goat during the Middle Helladic indicates an increasing dependency on animals yielding secondary products, symptomatic of regional and centralized organization.
Organic residue analysis utilizing gas chromatography has allowed us not only to identify the value-added product contained within the jar, a perfumed oil, but also to consider its individual ingredients in light of known craft practices and agricultural activity from the earlier Neopalatial period. Our results reveal surprising evidence of specialized craft continuity in East Crete at the conclusion of the Bronze Age, which suggests a historical picture more complex than traditionally imagined.
Konstantinos KopaniasJournal of Greek Archaeology 2 (2017): 119-134
During the fifth regnal year of Merenptah (either 1208 BC or 1219 BC), king Merey of the Rebu/Lebu attacked Egypt, together with his archers and many northern warriors. These northerners were not affiliated with any of the existing minor or major kingdoms of the eastern Mediterranean, since they are only identified by obscure ethnonyms. The aim of this paper is to re-examine the available evidence.
Sharon R. Stocker & Jack L. DavisHesperia 86.4 (2017): 583-605
The Pylos Combat Agate, in our view a Cretan work of Late Minoan I, may be the finest example of glyptic art yet discovered in a Minoan or Mycenaean context. It was found in 2015 in the grave of the so-called Griffin Warrior at Pylos.
Σημαντικά ευρήματα ήρθαν στο φως κατά τις ανασκαφικές έρευνες του 2016 στο ιερό του Διός στο Λύκαιο Όρος, στο νοτιοδυτικό άκρο της Αρκαδίας, εκεί όπου κατά την τοπική παράδοση που διασώζει ο Παυσανίας γεννήθηκε και ανατράφηκε ο βασιλιάς των θεών.