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H 290 x W 205 mm

362 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white

Published Apr 2018

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784918095

Digital: 9781784918101

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Cyclades; Greece; Greek islands; Bronze Age; Iron Age; Sanctuaries; hellenistic

Cycladic Archaeology and Research: New Approaches and Discoveries

Edited by Erica Angliker, John Tully

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Recent excavations and new theoretical approaches are changing our view of the Cyclades. This volume aims to share these recent developments with a broader, international audience. Essays have been carefully selected as representing some of the most important recent work and include significant previously-unpublished material.



Preface by Christy Constantakopoulou: Cycladic History and Archaeology: some thoughts.; Introduction by Erica. Angliker and John Tully; Bronze Age Cyclades: 1) Heleni Hassaki: Terracotta Statues from Ayia Irini, Kea: An Experimental Replication; 2) Stephanie Martin: Abandoning Akrotiri (Thera): A comparative model approach to relocation strategies after volcanic eruptions; 3) Jason Earle: Coming to Terms with Late Cycladic II. Questions of Style and Stratigraphy at Phylakopi, Melos; Archaic and Classical Cyclades: 4) Michael J. Knight and Lesley A. Beaumont: Water supply and climate change at Zagora on Andros: new approaches and perspectives on the Early Iron Age Cyclades; 5) Aenne Ohnesor, Katarina Papajanni: The Sanctuary of Despotiko (Cyclades, Greece). The Building with Chanel and other Enigmatic Strutuctures; 6) Alexandra Alexandridou: The “Lady of Despotiko” Reconsidered: Cult Image or Cult Utensil?; 7) Dimitris Palaiotodoros: The Import of Attic Black Figure Vases in the Cyclades; 8) Robert Sutton, Yannos Kourayos, Kornillia Daifa: Naxos, the largest Cycladic island with a single polis. A survey through ancient times; 9) Yannos Kourayos, Erica Angliker, Kornillia Daifa and John Tully: The cult topography of Paros: 9th – 4th c. BC: A Synthesis; Hellenistic and later Cyclades: 10) Anna Maria Anagnostopoulou: From the Hellenistic Sculpture of Seriphos and Siphnos; 11) Gilberto da Silva Francisco: Panathenaic amphorae in Delos and Rhenea in the Hellenistic period; 12) Georgia Kokkorou-Alevras, Eir. Poupaki, D. Tambakopoulo and Υ. Maniatis: Parian Marble in Koan Statuary and Utilitarian Artifacts of the Hellenistic and Roman Period. Finds at the Sanctuary of Apollo at Kardamaina (Ancient Halasarna) on Cos; 13) Rebecca Sweetman, Alice Devlin & Nefeli Piree Ilio: The Cyclades in the Late Antique period Churches, networks and Christianization; Diachronic Approaches: 14) F. Mavridis, Ž. Tankosić and A. Kotsonas: The Irakleia Caves Exploration Project and the importance of cave research for the archaeology of the Cyclades: A brief note; 15) Frederic Herbin: Votive and Honorific Monument Practices in Delos.; 16) Yannos Kourayos: Ancient Paros: The Evidence from the Rescue Excavations; 17) Lydia Palaiokrassa Kopitsa: New Evidence from the Agora of Ancient Andros: The City of Andros; 18) Matteo Fulvio Olivieri: Sensory study of vision the panegyris of Delos: seeing the sacred landscape and sensing the god; 19) Alexandra Sfyroera: Naxos, the largest Cycladic island with a single polis. A survey through ancient times.

About the Author

ERICA ANGLIKER is a PhD student at the University of Zurich, where she is preparing the publication of her monograph on the cults and sanctuaries of the Cycladic islands. She has published on the culture and religion of the Cyclades and is a member of the scientific team at the excavations of the sanctuary of Despotiko, where she has been digging since 2012. Her research focuses on Greek cults and religions in the public and private sphere, from the Geometric to the Hellenistic era. Her special interests include cults practised at natural sites or involving natural elements, as well as topics in island studies, such as insularity, socioeconomic networks, and maritime travel logs. | JOHN TULLY studied Greats at the University of Oxford before writing his doctoral dissertation on the Hellenistic Cyclades at Harvard and Princeton. He is now a principal at Delivery Associates, where he helps governments improve the lives of citizens.