Children Lost and Found

Now available for purchase at Children Lost and Found. A bioarchaeological study of Middle Helladic children in Asine with a comparison to Lerna By Anne Ingvarsson-Sundström This study focuses on children’s living conditions during the Middle Helladic period in Greece. The primary material comprises disarticulated skeletal remains found in a stratigraphic context during the Swedish excavations of Asine in 1926: 4,583 fragments/complete bones. These made up 103 subadults and 36 adults by means of Minimum Number of Individual (MNI) calculations. It was possible to assign subadult skeletal remains to 39 of the 105 already published graves in the Lower Town of Asine. In addition, children’s graves and skeletal remains from the neighbouring site of Lerna (periods IV–VI) are considered for comparisons of demography, health and mortuary treatment. The wider archaeological context, i.e., the published mortuary material from the settlements and cemeteries, is also examined and used to describe the community’s perception of children. It is necessary to consider children in past cultures as active and constantly changing individuals, possessing different social roles during the course of their life. Given that a culture’s perception and definition of children are dependent on age or physical development, for example, the physical remains…

Unexpected Voices

Now available for purchase at Unexpected Voices. The Graffiti in the Cryptoporticus of the Horti Sallustiani and Papers from a Conference on Graffiti at the Swedish Institute in Rome, 7 march 2003 By Olof Brandt (ed.) This volume presents the results of a collaboration between the Swedish Institute in Rome and the Embassy of the United States of America in Rome. The object of the research was a cryptoporticus, part of the ancient Horti Sallustiani, in the area of the American Embassy, and especially the graffiti found on the walls of the cryptoporticus, which were also decorated with paintings. The cryptoporticus, which is dated to the first century AD, was excavated in 1949–1950 and in the 1990s, but the graffiti have never been completely published. In this publication, all the graffiti are discussed and dated. Some belong to Late Antiquity, others were made in the 16th and 17th centuries. The study of these graffiti gives important information about the later fate of the first-century cryptoporticus. Several unpublished fragments of wall-paintings are also presented, and more general historic and archaeological aspects of the cryptoporticus are discussed. Part of the project was the first conference ever dedicated exclusively to graffiti. The…

Opuscula 1 (2008)
Open Access , Opuscula / 2008-12-01

Now available for free download at Contents Katie Demakopoulou, Nicoletta Divari-Valakou, Monica Nilsson, Ann-Louise Schallin, with an appendix by Kalliopi Nikita | Excavations in Midea 2006 John K. Papadopoulos | The Archaic wall of Athens. Reality or myth? Anton Bonnier | Epinea kai limenes. The relationship between harbours and cities in ancient Greek texts Fabrizio Vistoli | Una nuova acquisizione di ceramica “white-on red” dall’ager Veientanus Ola Wikander | The religio-social message of the gold tablets of Pyrgi Milette Gaifmann | Visualized rituals and dedicatory inscriptions on votive offerings to the Nymphs Gabriella Barbieri | Materiali inediti da Sovana. Alcuni corredi funerari dalla necropoli di San Sebastiano Maria Gabriella Scapaticci | Nuovi dati sul popolamento nella pianura di Tarquinia durante la romanizzazione. Il caso della località “Il Giglio” Paavo Roos | A forgotten tomb at Hippokome and its neighbours Henrik Gerding | Reconsidering the tomb of Aulus Hirtius Olof Brandt | I muri traversali di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme e la sinagoga di Ostia Carmen Marcks | Die Büste eines Afrikaners aus der Sammlung Piranesi in Stockholm In memoriam Paul Åström (1929-2008) – the Swedish nestor of archaeology (Peter M. Fischer) Paul Åström in memoriam 1929-2008 (Ann-Louise Schallin) Tullia…

Opuscula Atheniensia 31–32 (2006–2007)
Opuscula Atheniensia / 2008-12-01

Now available for purchase at Contents Katie Demakopoulou, Nicoletta Divari-Valakou, Monica Nilsson & Ann-Louise Schallin | Excavations in Midea 2005 Berit Wells, Arto Penttinen & Jenni Hjohlman, with contributions by Kristian Göransson, Arja Karivieri & Maria Daniela Trifirò | The Kalaureia Excavation Project. The 2004 and 2005 seasons Mats Johnson | Early farming in the land of springs. Settlement patterns and agriculture in Neolithic Greece Mercourios Georgiadis & Chrysanthi Gallou | The cemeteries of the Argolid and the south-eastern Aegean during the Mycenaean period. A landscape and waterscape assessment Helène Whittaker | Burnt animal sacrifice in Mycenaean cult. A review of the evidence David S. Reese | Organic imports from Late Bronze Age Cyprus (with special reference to Hala Sultan Tekke) Helen Mangou, Michalis Petropoulos, Alexander Gasparatos, Elias Tsakmakis & Panayiotis V. Ioannou | The temple of Artemis (F)aontia, at Rakita, Achaia, Greece. Chemical compositions of metal and glass votives Lena Sjögren | The Eteocretans. Ancient traditions and modern constructions of ethnic identity Jesper Blid | New research on Carian Labraunda in Late Antiquity Book reviews Bibliographical information Opuscula Atheniensia. Annual of the Swedish Institute at Athens (OpAth) 31–32, Stockholm 2007. ISSN: 0078-5520. ISBN: 978-91-7916-055-5. Softcover, 264 pages.