New research on old material from Asine and Berbati

Published by the Swedish Institute at Athens. Distributed by Astrom Editions. New research on old material from Asine and Berbati in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Swedish Institute at Athens Edited by Berit Wells After an introductory paper on the creation of a Swedish Archaeological School at Athens, ten papers deal with subjects associated with material excavated at Asine and Berbati in the Argolid before the new wave of excavations in the 1970’s. The following subject matters are discussed in relation to Asine: the emergence of an élite in the Middle Helladic (MH) period; pre-firing marks on MH Aeginetan pottery; wooden boxes used as coffins for infants in MH times; MH child morbidity and child mortality; Asine as a case of economic interaction in the Argolid; the provenience and alloy compositions of metal objects diachronically; the source of iron during the Geometric period; bridging the gap in settlement between 700 and 300 BC. Two papers are concerned with Berbati: one underlines the continuity of the Mastos settlement from Early Helladic II into EH III; and one lays out the possibilities for a detailed study of the provenience of the local Mycenaean ceramics. Contents Preface (p. 7) Berit Wells,…

Asine III. Supplementary studies in the Swedish excavations 1922–1930

Published by the Swedish Institute at Athens. Distributed by Astrom Editions. Asine 3. Supplementary studies in the Swedish excavations 1922–1930. Fasc. 1 Edited by Robin Hägg, Gullög C. Nordquist & Berit Wells This is a collection of eleven papers inaugurating a new series of supplementary studies on the material from the old Swedish excavations at Asine. The first is a summary of the work undertaken between 1922 and 1930 and is intended to help in the study of the published reports and of the unpublished documentation. In further papers additional information is given on the Middle Helladic graves of the Lower Town, the Late Mycenaean terracotta head called “The Lord of Asine” is re-studied, and pottery and small finds from Mycenaean chamber tombs are discussed, including some technical aspects, such as the use of tin foil on pots. A group of Mycenaean vases from the village of Zafer Aga is published for the first time. Another paper deals with the animal bones from the Lower town of Asine. Finally, a concordance of the numbers of the graves and skeletons found at Asine is given as a tool for scholars who wish to work on this material. Contents Preface Gullög C….

The Berbati-Limnes Archaeological Survey 1988–1990

Distributed by Astrom Editions. View record at WorldCat. The Berbati-Limnes Archaeological Survey 1988–1990 By Berit Wells & Curtis Runnels (eds.) This volume presents the results of the surface survey carried out in the Berbati Valley and on the Limnes plateau for three seasons between 1988 and 1990. Both in ancient and modern times the two areas differ considerably both economically and politically, which in part is due to the natural environment, Prosímni (Berbati) lying in a fertile valley and Limnes in a mountainous district. The introductory chapter gives a general background to the project, introducing the two villages involved, presenting the objectives and setting out the methods employed in the field. For much of its history the Berbati-Limnes area depended upon external economic systems and powers. Thus the Final Neolithic–Early Helladic pastoral economy can be explained as part of the developments in the Balkans called the Secondary Products Revolution. These changes resulted in the catastrophic soil erosions which more or less depopulated the area at the end of the EH. The recovery was slow. Only towards the end of Middle Helladic does there seem to be a new beginning, which heralds intensive use of the area in the Late Bronze…

San Giovenale 2:2: Excavations in Area B, 1957–1960

Distributed by Astrom Editions. See record at WorldCat. San Giovenale. Results of excavations conducted by the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies at Rome and the Soprintendenza alle Antichità dell’Etruria Meridionale vol. 2. Excavations and finds. The Acropolis (part 1) fasc. 2. Excavations in Area B, 1957–1960 By Eric Berggren & Kristina Berggren, with appendices by Hans Helbaek & Claudio Sorrentino Introduction The excavations published in this volume were carried out during four successive campaigns in the autumn of the years 1957–1960, each campaign lasting c. one month. The author directed the excavations of 1957 and 1958, while detailed examinations of the area in the following years were directed respectively by Dr B.E. Thomasson and Dr B. Olinder, the trench masters, who kindly entrusted us with the publication of their results. Area B is situated on the Acropolis of S. Giovenale between the western façade of the medieval castle and the moat further west, which runs transversely N–S, at a distance of c. 50 m from the castle. During the last week of the 1957 season, an exploratory trench was opened with the purpose of finding a starting-point for the work of the next campaign (Tr. AP 57:1). One of the…

San Giovenale 1:1–9

Distributed by Astrom Editions San Giovenale. Results of excavations conducted by the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies at Rome and the Soprintendenza alle Antichità dell’Etruria Meridionale 1. Topographical introduction and history of excavations, photogrammatic methods and survey, tombs Contents Fasc. 1. Bengt E. Thomasson, General introduction, Stockholm 1972. ISBN: 978-91-7042-007-8 (12 pp.) Fasc. 2­–3. Bertil Hallert, Basics principles of photogrammetric methods used for measurements of San Giovenale & Bertil Hallert, Aerial photogrammetric survey of the San Giovenale area, Lund 1967 (12 pp.) Fasc. 4. Carl Eric Östenberg, The tombs: introduction, Stockholm 1972. ISBN: 978-91-7042-008-5 (16 pp.) Fasc. 5. Eric Berggren & Kristina Berggren, The necropoleis of Porzarago, Grotte Tufarina and Montevangone. With drawings by Börje Blomé, with appendices by N.-G. Gejvall and Ruta Suksis-Jansson and with an addendum by Olof Vessberg, Stockholm 1972. ISBN: 978-91-7042-000-9 (134 pp., 63 pls.) Fasc. 6. Carl Erik Östenberg & Olof Vessberg, The necropolis at La Staffa, Stockholm 1972. ISBN: 978-91-7042-009-2 (24 pp.) Fasc. 7. Carl Erik Östenberg, The necropolis at Castellina Camerata, Lund 1969 (29 pp.) Fasc. 8. Pär Göran Gierow, The tombs of Fosso del Pietrisco and Valle Vesca, Lund 1969 (58 pp.) Fasc. 9. Carl Erik Östenberg, Survey of tomb types, Stockholm…

Luni sul Mignone 2:1

Distributed by Astrom Editions. Luni sul Mignone 2:1. The Iron Age settlement on the Acropolis By Torgun Wieselgren Luni sul Mignone, the small hill which will be remembered for its important remains from the Bronze Age and for the Monumental Iron Age building, has also brought to light less important remains from the latter period, which will be dealt with in the present report. It was during the third Luni campaign, led by Dr Carl Erik Östenberg on behalf of the Swedish Institute in Rome, that I was asked to undertake an excavation on the NE side of the Luni plateau. In the hope of finding remains of habitation we started where there still seemed to be enough earth to produce a stratification, since higher up where the earth-layer was only 20-15 cm deep, no traces had been found. A trial trench revealed that the place had been inhabited during the Iron Age. In the following excavation, which lasted a month, remains of three huts from this epoch came to light. Contents List of illustrations (pp- 5-6) Introduction and topography (p. 7) Architectural remains (pp. 8-9) Stratification (pp. 10-11) Architectural analysis (pp. 12-13) Architectural synthesis (pp. 14-15) Pottery (pp. 16-35)…