ActaAth-4°, 47: The Greek-Swedish excavations at the Agia Aikaterini Square, Kastelli, Khania (1997– )

List of published volumes From the Geometric to the Modern Greek Period The Late Minoan IIIC settlement The Late Minoan IIIB:2 settlement The Late Minoan IIIB:1 and IIIA:2 Settlements The Late Minoan IIIA:1 and II Settlements Vol. 1, fasc. 1: The Greek-Swedish Excavations at the Agia Aikaterini Square, Kastelli, Khania 1970–1987. From the Geometric to the Modern Greek Period. Text Edited by Erik Hallager & Birgitta P. Hallager. Published by the Swedish Institute at Athens. Distributed by Astrom Editions. This volume is the first in a series of seven, presenting the results of the Greek-Swedish Excavations in the Agia Aikaterini Square close to the harbour in the modern town of Khania, western Crete. The excavations, directed by Dr. Yannis Tzedakis and Dr. Carl-Gustaf Styrenius, were conducted during the years 1970-1987. With the exception of approximately 400 years during the Iron Age, the site at the Agia Aikaterini Square presents a continuous history of the town of Khania over a period of c. 5,000 years from the Final Neolithic period until modern times. The present volume deals with the most recent 3,000 years, i.e., the entire period after the Bronze Age. The layers, architecture and finds are presented as they were…

ActaAth-4°, 46: The function of the “Minoan villa” (1997)

Published by the Swedish Institute at Athens. Distributed by Astrom Editions The function of the “Minoan villa”. Proceedings of the Eight International Symposium at the Swedish Institute at Athens, 6–8 June, 1992 Edited by Robin Hägg These twenty papers, presented at an international conference in Athens, deal with various aspects of the so-called villas in Neopalatial Crete and their possible predecessors or equivalents in the preceding, Protopalatial period. They are followed by transcripts of the discussions of the symposium. Among the problems treated are: the origin of the “villa system”, the definition of the “villa”, the architectural analysis of buildings and building complexes, the magico-religious background of the “villa”, the role of religious painting, the origin of the Cretan andreion, and a study of ceramic exchange between towns and outlying settlements in Neopalatial eastern Crete. Special discussions concern the functional analysis of the architecture, administration and bureaucracy, with special reference to seals, sealings and Linear A tablets and political geography. Contents ‘Preface’, 7 Henri van Effenterre & Micheline van Effenterre, ‘Towards a study of Neopalatial “villas”: modern words for Minoan things’, 9–13 Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, ‘The origins of the Minoan “villa” system’, 15–19 J.A. MacGillivray, ‘The Cretan countryside in the Old…

ActaAth-4°, 45: Asine III. Supplementary studies in the Swedish excavations 1922–1930 (1996– )

Asine 3. Supplementary studies in the Swedish excavations 1922–1930 Fasc. 1. Supplementary studies in the Swedish excavations 1922–1930 Edited by Robin Hägg, Gullög C. Nordquist & Berit Wells Published by the Swedish Institute at Athens. Distributed by Astrom Editions. 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…

ActaAth-4°, 44: The Berbati-Limnes Archaeological Survey 1988–1990 (1996)

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…

ActaAth-4°, 43: Opuscula Atheniensia 20 (1994)

Published by the Swedish Institute at Athens. Distributed by Astrom Editions. Opuscula Atheniensia 20 Contents Articles Diane L. Bolger, ‘Engendering Cypriot archaeology: female roles and statuses before the Bronze Age’ Katie Demakopoulou, Nicolletta Divari-Valakou & Gisela Walberg, ‘Excavations and restoration work in Midea 1990–1992’ Björn Forsén, ‘Marmorne Gewichtsteine aus Thera’ David Frankel & Jennifer M. Webb, ‘Hobs and hearths in Bronze Age Cyprus’ Carole Gillis, ‘Binding evidence. Tin foil and organic binder on Aegean Late Bronze Age pottery’ Vassos Karageorghis, ‘Monkeys and bears in Cypriot art’ Jane F. Lloyd, ‘A clay triton shell in a private collection in New York’ Erik Østby, Jean-Marc Luce, Gullög C. Nordquist, Chiara Tarditi & Mary E. Voyatzis, ‘The sanctuary of Athena Elea at Tegea: first preliminary report (1990–1992)’ Jari Pakkanen, ‘Accuracy and proportional rules in Greek Doric temples’ Edgar Peltenburg, ‘Constructing authority: the Vounos enclosure model’ Claus Reinholdt, ‘”ΝΟΣΤΟΣ ΌΔΥΣΣΗΙ” oder Vita Humana? Zu einem Vasenbild des Schweinemalers in Cambridge’ Paavo Roos, ‘In search of ancient stadia and hippodromes in Anatolia’ Ilse Schoep, ‘”Home sweet home”. Some comments on the so-called house models from the prehellenic Aegean’ Eva Toivonen Skage, ‘Supplementary sherds from Ayos Jakovos Tomb 9, Dromos’ Eberhard Zangger, ‘The island of Asine:…

ActaAth-4°, 42: Agriculture in ancient Greece (1992)

Distributed by Astrom Editions. Agriculture in ancient Greece. Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium at the Swedish Institute at Athens, 16–17 May 1990 Edited by Berit Wells These fourteen papers on ancient Greek agriculture were read, or emanated from the discussions during, an international conference in Athens; the papers are followed by transcripts of the discussions of the symposium. Two main themes are addressed: (1) production—how do we recognize a farm and what could be, and what was, produced on it? (2) and the organization of agriculture—who owned the land, who worked it and how, and how much did it yield? Contents Preface Jens Erik Skydsgaard | Agriculture in ancient Greece. On the nature of the sources and the problems of their interpretation (pp. 9–12) Eberhard Zangger | Prehistoric and historic soils in Greece: Assessing the natural resources for agriculture (pp. 13–18) Robin Osborne | ‘Is it a farm?’ The definition of agricultural sites and settlements in ancient Greece (pp. 21–25) Hans Lohmann | Agriculture and country life in Classical Attica (pp. 29–57) Discussion after first section on production Anaya Sarpaki | The Paleoethnobotanical approach. The Mediterranean triad or is it a quartet? (pp. 61–75) Marie-Claire Amouretti | Oléiculture et…

ActaAth-4°, 41: Opuscula Atheniensia 19 (1992)

Published by the Swedish Institute at Athens. Distributed by Astrom Editions. Opuscula Atheniensia 19 Contents Carl Nylander, ‘Sture Brunnsåker, 1925–1978’ (p. 9) Paul Åström, Katie Demakopoulou, Nicoletta Divari-Valakou & Peter M. Fischer, ‘Excavations in Midea, 1989–1990’ (pp. 11–22) Gisela Walberg, ‘Excavations on the Lower Terraces at Midea’ (pp. 23–39) Birgitta Bergquist, ‘A particular, Western Greek cult practice? The significance of stele-crowned, sacrificial deposits’ (pp. 41–47) Mary Blomberg, ‘The meaning of Χελιδών in Hesiod’ (pp. 49–57) Robin Hägg & Gullög C. Nordquist, ‘Excavations in the Levendis sector at Asine, 1989. A preliminary report with an appendix on the animal bones by Katrin Moberg’ (pp. 59–68) Tullia Linders, ‘The Delian temple accounts: some observations’ (pp. 69–73) Alexandros Mazarakis Ainian, ‘Nichoria in the south-western Peloponnese: Units VI-1 and IV-5 reconsidered’ (pp. 75–84) Erik Østby, ‘Der dorische Tempel von Pherai’ (pp. 85–113) Paul Rehak, ‘Minoan vessels with figure-eight shields: antecedents to the Knossos throneroom alabastra’ (pp. 115–124) Eva Rystedt, ‘Notes on the rattle scenes on Attic Geometric pottery’ (pp. 125–133) Berit Wells, ‘The walls of Asine’ (pp. 135–142) Charlotte Wikander, ‘Pomp and circumstance. The procession of Ptolemaios II’ (pp. 143–150) Örjan Wikander, ‘Archaic roof-tiles: the first (?) generation’ (pp. 151–161) Miscellanea Åke Åkerström (†),…

ActaAth-4°, 40: Celebrations of death and divinity in the Bronze Age Argolid (1990)

Distributed by Astrom Editions. Celebrations of death and divinity in the Bronze Age Argolid. Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium at the Swedish Institute at Athens, 11–13 June, 1988 By Robin Hägg & Gullög C. Nordquist (eds.) Twenty-four papers on various aspects of burial customs and religious cult practice in the region Argolis (Greece) during the Bronze Age, read at an international conference in Athens; the papers are followed by transcripts of the discussions of the symposium. The papers are arranged in six groups, discussing (1) ceremonial practices in the Early and Middle Helladic periods, (2) mortuary customs, state formation and Mycenaean society, (3) burial rites in tumuli, tholoi and chamber tombs, (4) symbols and symbolism in Mycenaean celebrations, (5) Mycenaean cults and cult practices, and (6) religious aspects of the post-Bronze-Age period. Contents Preface (p. 7) Ceremonial practices in the Early and Middle Helladic periods Daniel J. Pullen | Early Helladic burials at Asine and Early Bronze Age mortuary practices (pp. 9–12) Miriam Caskey | Thoughts on Early Bronze Age hearths (pp. 13–21) Carol Zerner | Ceramics and ceremony: Pottery and burials from Lerna in the Middle and early Late Bronze Ages (pp. 23–34) Gullög C. Nordquist | Middle…

ActaAth-4°, 39: Opuscula Atheniensia 18 (1990)

Published by the Swedish Institute at Athens. Distributed by Astrom Editions. Opuscula Atheniensia 18 Edited by Brita Alroth Contents Paul Åström, Katie Demakopoulou, Nicoletta Divari-Valakou, Peter M. Fischer & Gisela Walberg, ‘Excavations in Midea 1987’, 9–22. Birgitta Bergquist, ‘Primary or secondary temple function: the case of Halieis’, 23–37. Danali-Giole, ‘Ikonographische Beobachtungen zu drei Mythologischen Themen: Pentheus, Phineus, Prometheus’, 39–44. Søren Dietz & Nicoletta Divari-Valakou, ‘A Middle Helladic III/Late Helladic I grave group from Myloi in the Argolid (Oikopedon Manti)’, 45–62. Carole S. Gillis, ‘Statistical analyses and conical cups. A preliminary report from Akrotiri, Thera’, 63–93. Robin Hägg, ‘The Cretan hut-models’, 95–107. Bernard Knapp, ‘Copper production and Mediterranean trade: the view from Cyprus’, 109–116. A.A.D. Peatfield, ‘Minoan peak sanctuaries: history and society’, 117–131. Francis Piejko, ‘To the inscriptions of Labraunda’, 133–156. Gery de Pierpont, ‘Aegean jewellery: a new approach to a typology. Application on gold and silver Minoan jewellery (2700–1450)’, 157–165. Eva Rystedt, ‘On distinguishing hands in Mycenaean pictorial vase-painting’, 167–176. Eva Rystedt, ‘Die Wagenfriese der attischen geometrischen Keramik und die Frage ihrer Ablesung. Vorläufige Bemerkungen anlässlich einer Vase im Louvre’, 177–183. Charlotte Scheffer, ‘“Domus Regiae”—a Greek tradition?’, 185–191. Peter Warren, ‘Of baetyls’, 193–206. Berit Wells, Curtis Runnels & Eberhard Zangger,…

ActaAth-4°, 37: Opuscula Atheniensia 17 (1988)

Published by the Swedish Institute at Athens. Distributed by Astrom Editions. Opuscula Atheniensia 17 Contents Paul Åström, Katie Demakopoulou & Gisela Walberg, ‘Excavations in Midea 1985’, pp. 7–11. Valerie Cook, ‘Cyprus and the outside world during the transition from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age’, pp. 13–32. Kåre Fagerström, ‘Fnds, function and plan: a contribution to the interpretation of Iron Age Nichoria in Messenia’, pp. 33–50. Arne Furumark (†), ‘Linear A and Minoan religion’, pp. 51–90. Heinz-Eberhard Giesecke, ‘Kretische Schurze’, pp. 91–98. Robin Hägg, ‘The last ceremony in the Throne Room at Knossos’, pp. 99–105. Pontus Hellström, ‘The planned function of the Mnesiklean Propylaia’, pp. 107–121. Bente Kiilerich, ‘Bluebeard—a snake-tailed Geryon?’, pp. 123–136. Nanno Marinatos, ‘The “African” of Thera reconsidered’, pp. 137–141. Susana Sjödin, ‘Bronze Age pottery sherds from Cyprus. Further supplementary material from Kalopsidha trench 9’, pp. 143–165. Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood, ‘”Myth” and history: on Herodotus III.48 and 50–53’, pp. 167–182. Colette Verlinden, ‘Réflexions sur la function et la production des figurines anthropomorphes Minoennes en bronze’, pp. 183–189. Anna Wærn-Sperber, ‘Mössbauer spectroscopy and quantitative chemical analyses of Early Cypriote black-topped pottery. A preliminary investigation’, pp. 191–197. Gisela Walberg, ‘Was Evans right? Further notes on Middle Minoan chronology’, pp. 199–201….