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250 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white

Published Nov 2015

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784912000

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Essays in Mediterranean Archaeology: Presented to Matti Egon by the scholars of the Greek Archaeological Committee UK

Edited by Zetta Theodoropoulou Polychroniadis, Doniert Evely

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Festschrift in honour of Matti Egon. Papers range from prehistory to the modern day on Greece and Cyprus. Neolithic animal butchery rubs shoulders with regional assessments of the end of the Mycenaean era, Hellenistic sculptors and lamps, life in Byzantine monasteries and the politics behind modern museum exhibitions.



Foreword ;

The value of digital recordings and reconstructions for the understanding of three-dimensional archaeological features (Constantinos Papadopoulos) ;

The contribution of systematic zooarchaeological analysis in understanding the complexity of prehistoric societies: The example of late Neolithic Toumba Kremastis-Koiladas in northern Greece (Vasiliki Tzevelekidi) ;

The Heraion of Samos under the microscope: A preliminary technological and provenance assessment of the Early Bronze Age II late to III (c. 2500–2000 BC) pottery (Sergios Menelaou) ;

Time past and time present: the emergence of the Minoan palaces as a transformation of temporality (Giorgos Vavouranakis) ;

Palaepaphos during the Late Bronze Age: characterizing the urban landscape of a late Cypriot polity (Artemis Georgiou) ;

‘What would the world be to us if the children were no more?’: the archaeology of children and death in LH IIIC Greece (Chrysanthi Gallou-Minopetrou) ;

The Late Helladic IIIC period in coastal Thessaly (Eleni Karouzou) ;

The Bronze Age on Karpathos and Kythera (Mercourios Georgiadis) ;

East Phokis revisited: its development in the transition from the Late Bronze to the Early Iron Age in the light of the latest finds (Antonia Livieratou) ;

Early Iron Age Greece, ancient Pherae and the archaeometallurgy of copper (Vana Orfanou) ;

Representations of western Phoenician eschatology: funerary art, ritual and the belief in an after-life (Eleftheria Pappa) ;

Piraeus: beyond ‘known unknowns’ (Florentia Fragkopoulou) ;

The casting technique of the bronze Antikythera ephebe (Kosmas Dafas) ;

A brief, phenomenological reading of the Arkteia (Chryssanthi Papadopoulou) ;

Cylindrical altars and post-funerary ritual in the south-eastern Aegean during the Hellenistic period: 3rd to 2nd centuries BC (Vasiliki Brouma) ;

Lamps, symbolism and ritual in Hellenistic Greece (Nikolas Dimakis) ;

In search of the garden-peristyle in Hellenistic palaces: a reappraisal of the evidence (Maria Kopsacheili) ;

Damophon in Olympia: some remarks on his date (Eleni Poimenidou) ;

Entering the monastic cell in the Byzantine world: archaeology and texts (Giorgos Makris) ;

Discovering the Byzantine countryside: the evidence from archaeological field survey in the Peloponnese (Maria Papadaki) ;

On a Fāṭimid Kursī in the Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai (George Manginis) ;

The discovery of ancient Cyprus: archaeological sponsorship from the 19th century to the present day (Anastasia Leriou) ;

Showcasing new Trojan wars: archaeological exhibitions and the politics of appropriation of ancient Troy (Antonis Kotsonas)