A group for those interested in the eastern Mediterranean Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age
This is the first page only. Full article is available at https://doi.org/10.3764/aja.124.4.0523 (JSTOR subscription required) or https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/310940 (open access).
A wide variety of edits can be identified in the Linear B administrative documents from Mycenaean Greece. The writers of these documents…[Read more]
Whilst gold is the metal that is most commonly associated with Mycenae -mostly because of Homer’s reference to that city, but also because of the fabulous death masks that were uncovered by Schliemann in the shaft graves of Grave circle A, relatively little is known about the role and appreciation of silver in the Mycenaean world. Silver artefacts…[Read more]
Anna P. Judson deposited Review: José L. Melena and Richard J. Firth. The Knossos Tablets. Sixth Edition (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: INSTAP Academic Press, 2019, 696pp., 9 figs, 3 tables, hbk, ISBN 978-1-93153-496-3) in the group Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology on Humanities Commons 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Review of the 6th edition of the Linear B tablets from Knossos in transcription.
This is the accepted manuscript; the published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1017/eaa.2020.32.
Anna P. Judson deposited Processes of script adaptation and creation in Linear B: the evidence of the “extra” signs in the group Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology on Humanities Commons 5 months, 2 weeks ago
This chapter examines the ways in which the Linear B ‘extra’ signs – syllabograms which can in certain circumstances replace the ‘core’ signs of the Linear B syllabary – are often used as evidence for the process by which this writing system was created from its parent writing system, Linear A, and thus, by extension, for reconstructing aspects of…[Read more]
The International Style is a theoretical model used to describe various objects from the Eastern Mediterranean Late Bronze Age that exhibit hybrid diagnostic features (iconography, media, form). Resulting in the inability for archaeologists over the past 150 years to identify cultural source. This paper is a reprint of the chapter on colour…[Read more]
Erin Walcek Averett deposited “Playing the Part: Masks and Ritual Performance in Rural Sanctuaries in Iron Age Cyprus,” in The Physicality of the Other. Masks from the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean, edited by A. Berlejung and J. Filitz. Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 27. RA. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 305-37. in the group Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology on Humanities Commons 11 months, 4 weeks ago
This volume comprises the conference proceedings of the international and interdisciplinary meeting held in Leipzig from November 9 to 11, 2015. Scholars from different research areas present masks from Egypt, Israel/Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Greece, mainly from the third to the first millennium BCE. The masks are…[Read more]
Seventeen years ago, Brian Shefton wrote, “the distribution pattern of the Greek imports for the Hallstatt period has crystallized a number of years ago and is unlikely to be greatly modified in the future except on point of detail” (Böhr and Shefton 2000, 28). Indeed, publications describing Greek pottery have reached similar conclusions: Gree…[Read more]
William Caraher deposited The Ambivalent Landscape of Christian Corinth: The Archaeology of Place, Theology, and Politics in a Late Antique City in the group Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology on Humanities Commons 1 year ago
This chapter argues that the textual and archaeological evidence for imperial involvement in the Corinthia provides faint traces of what Jas Elsner has called “internal friction” in the manifestation of imperial and Corinthian authority in the region.
A short paper on legacy data, flow, and time in archaeology based on my experiences at Polis on Cyprus.
Epilogue to the volume “From LUGAL.GAL to Wanax”, reviewing the various arguments made in favour and against political unity in the Late Bronze Age Aegean, and contextualising archaeological and textual data.
Jorrit Kelder deposited The Wanassa and the Damokoro: a new interpretation of a Linear B text from Pylos in the group Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology on Humanities Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
This paper aims to highlight a number of problems involved with current interpretations and identifications of persons in Ta 711, a Linear B tablet from the Mycenaean palace of Pylos, which records a number of objects that were presented on the occasion of the appointment of a da- mo-ko-ro. Contrary to current thinking, we argue that Pu2-ke-qi-…[Read more]
Andrea Sinclair deposited Erroneous Terms in Archaeology and Popular Literature: the ‘Mother Goddess’, or Why I Can be Tiresome at Social Engagements. in the group Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology on Humanities Commons 1 year, 7 months ago
Overview of the modern myth of a prehistoric great mother goddess
Andrea Sinclair deposited Enduring Fictions of Late Victorian Fantasy: Sir Arthur Evans and the Faience Goddesses from Minoan Crete. in the group Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology on Humanities Commons 1 year, 7 months ago
A brief examination of the modern mythology around the faience votive figures from the “Temple Repositories” at Knossos in Crete that were discovered and heavily restored by Arthur Evans and his team at Knossos in the early 20th century
The specific outlook and reach of administration in Prepalatial Crete is the topic of heated debate. The materials most frequently implicated in this debate are clay sealings, usually taken as a clear demonstration of administrative concerns. However, although early sealings might have been used for this purpose, this view tends to be influenced…[Read more]
William Caraher deposited The South Basilica at Arsinoe (Polis-tes-Chrysochou): Change and innovation in an Early Christian Basilica on Cyprus in the group Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology on Humanities Commons 2 years, 5 months ago
La basilique Sud de Polis-tes-Chrysochou (ancienne Arsinoé), construite à la fin du vie siècle apr. J.-C., est une église chypriote typique de la fin de l’Antiquité. Nous discutons ici les modalités des transformations apportées à sa structure et la façon dont ses constructeurs ont résolu les problèmes que présentait ce site, en part…[Read more]
This is a pre-review, preprint of a contribution to volume on abandonment in antiquity edited by Deb Brown and Rebecca Seifried that will by published by The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota in 2019. The article documents visits to an “abandoned” settlement called Lakka Skoutara in the southeastern Corinthia over a period of over 15…[Read more]
Natalia Elvira Astoreca deposited Jenny Strauss Clay, Irad Malkin, Yannis Z. Tzifopoulos (ed.), Panhellenes at Methone: graphê in Late Geometric and Protoarchaic Methone. Trends in classics – supplementary volumes, 44 . Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2017. Pp. x, 377. ISBN 9783110501278. $137.99. in the group Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology on Humanities Commons 2 years, 7 months ago
Review of Jenny Strauss Clay, Irad Malkin, Yannis Z. Tzifopoulos (ed.), Panhellenes at Methone: graphê in Late Geometric and Protoarchaic Methone.
Trends in classics – supplementary volumes, 44 .
Erin Walcek Averett deposited Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: The Potential of Digital Archaeology in the group Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology on Humanities Commons 2 years, 7 months ago
Mobilizing the Past is a collection of 20 articles that explore the use and impact of mobile digital technology in archaeological field practice. The detailed case studies present in this volume range from drones in the Andes to iPads at Pompeii, digital workflows in the American Southwest, and examples of how bespoke, DIY, and commercial software…[Read more]
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