Clay paste characterization and provenance determination

Opuscula 10 (2017) is now available for purchase at bokorder.se Clay paste characterization and provenance determination of Middle and Late Helladic vessels from Midea By Katie Demakopoulou, Nicoletta Divari-Valakou, Joseph Maran, Hans Mommsen, Susanne Prillwitz & Gisela Walberg Abstract Results of the Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) of 61 pottery samples of Middle and Late Helladic date from recent excavations in Midea are presented. Chronologically, the sampled pieces fall into two groups, the first of Middle Helladic and Late Helladic I/II, the second of LH III date, with most samples dating to LH IIIB or IIIC. The analyses suggest an Argive/North-eastern Peloponnesian provenance for the majority of the sampled pottery, since 26 of the samples are assigned to the NAA group Mycenae-Berbati (MYBE) and 15 to the NAA group Tiryns (TIR), including their subgroups. In addition to the two main groups the analyses include three other categories: “non-Argive”, unlocated, and singles. The differentiation into a small number of distinct chemical patterns is much more evident in the second chronological group of sampled pottery than in the earlier one which comprises a variety of chemical patterns in a small number of samples. Evidently, during the Mycenaean Palatial period several specialized workshops operated…

Opuscula 10 (2017)
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Now available for purchase at Bokorder.se Contents Katie Demakopoulou, Nicoletta Divari-Valakou, Joseph Maran, Hans Mommsen, Susanne Prillwitz & Gisela Walberg | Clay paste characterization and provenance determination of Middle and Late Helladic vessels from Midea Peter M. Fischer & Teresa Bürge | The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2016. Excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke (The Söderberg Expedition). Preliminary results Marie-Christine Marcellesi | Power and coinage. The portrait tetradrachms of Eumenes II Paavo Roos | The stadion of Labraunda Stella Macheridis | Symbolic connotations of animals at early Middle Helladic Asine. A comparative study of the animal bones from settlement and its graves Jeannette Forsén, Tatiana Smekalova & Esko Tikkala | The lower city of Asea, Arcadia. Results from a geophysical project 2001–2012 Nektarios-Peter Yioutsos | The last occupation of Asine in Argolis Book reviews Dissertation abstracts 2016–2017 Bibliographical information Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 10, Stockholm 2017. ISSN: 2000-0898. ISBN: 978-91-977798-9-0. Softcover, 195 pages. http://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-10

Dissertation abstracts

Opuscula 9 (2016) is now available for purchase and free download at bokorder.se Dissertation abstracts published in Opuscula 10 (2017) Richard Olsson | The water-supply system in Roman Pompeii, Lic. diss., Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University 2015. http://portal.research.lu.se/ws/files/6332923/8163872.pdf. Fredrik Tobin | The chamber tombs of San Giovenale and the funerary landscapes of South Etruria, PhD diss., Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University 2015. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-259389. Erika Lindgren Liljenstolpe | Sempronia’s song. Attitudes to women’s music-making in ancient Rome, PhD diss., Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University 2015. http://urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-260751. Linnea Åshede | Desiring hermaphrodites. The relationships of Hermaphroditus in Roman group scenes, Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg 2015. https://gupea.ub.gu.se/bitstream/2077/40657/1/gupea_2077_40657_1.pdf. Astrid M.H. Nilsson | Johannes Magnus and the composition of truth. Historia de omnibus Gothorum Sueonumque regibus, PhD diss. Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University 2016. Ingrid Berg | Kalaureia 1894. A cultural history of the first Swedish excavaion in Greece, PhD diss., Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University 2016. Lovisa Brännstedt | Femina princeps. Livia’s position in the Roman state, PhD diss., Department of Archaeology and Ancient history, Lund University 2016. Bibliographical information ‘Dissertations 2015–2016’, Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish…

Book reviews

Opuscula 9 (2016) is now available for purchase and free download at bokorder.se Books reviewed in Opuscula 9 (2016) Kristian Göransson | N. Badoud, Le temps de Rhodes. Une chronologie des inscriptions de la cité fondée sur l’étude de ses institutions (Vestigia. Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte, 63), München: Verlag C.H. Beck 2015. xvii + 542 pp. ISBN 978-3-406-64035-3. http://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-09-11 Lars Karlsson | H.-J. Beste & D. Mertens with a contribution by S. Ortisi, Die Mauern von Syrakus. Das Kastell Euryalos und die Befestigung der Epipolai (DAI, Sonderschriften, 18), Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag 2015. 327 pp., 311 figs. (Abbildungen), 9 plates (Beilagen). ISBN 978-3-95490-033-6. http://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-09-12 Vassilis Petrakis | D. Panagiotopoulos, Mykenische Siegelpraxis. Funktion, Kontext und administrative Verwendung mykenischer Tonplomben aus dem griechischen Festland und Kreta (Athenaia, 5), München: Max Hirmer Verlag 2014. xiv + 394 pp., 60 figs. ISBN 978-3-7774-2288-6. http://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-09-13 Maja Kramer | S. Vargas Vázquez, Diseños geométricos en los mosaicos de Écija (Sevilla) (BAR-IS, 2654), Oxford: Archaeopress 2014. 202 pp., 21 figs., 48 plates, 53 geometric drawings. ISBN 978-1-4073-1296-5. http://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-09-14 Hans Lejdegård | E.J. Watts, The final pagan generation (Transformation of the Classical Heritage, 53), Oakland: University of California Press 2015. 327 pp. ISBN 978-0-520-28370-1. http://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-09-15 Bibliographical information ‘Book reviews’,…