Provenance and proximity: a technological analysis of Late and Final Neolithic ceramics from Euripides Cave, Salamis, Greece
- a School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
- b Ephorate of Palaeoanthropology – Speleology of Southern Greece, 34b Ardittou Street, 116 36 Athens, Greece
Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 79–88
- • Most Late–Final Neolithic pottery from Euripides Cave was locally produced.
- • Inclusions in the pottery are mainly metamorphic and sedimentary in origin.
- • Imported pottery is distinguished by the occurrence of fresh volcanic inclusions.
- • Local altered volcanic rocks were not a significant source for making pottery.
- • Sparry calcite and grog temper reflect exchange of technological knowledge.
Reconsidering the role of Thorikos within the Laurion silver mining area (Attica, Greece) through hydrological analyses
- Kim Van Liefferingea, , ,
- Martinus van den Bergb,
- Cornelis Stalc,
- Roald Doctera,
- Alain De Wulfc,
- Niko E.C. Verhoestb
- a Ghent University, Department of Archaeology, Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 35, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
- b Ghent University, Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Management, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
- c Ghent University, Department of Geography, Krijgslaan 281 (S8), 9000 Ghent, Belgium
- • We examine management strategies for industrial water use in the Laurion.
- • An analysis of runoff water accumulation and a water balance model is performed.
- • Cistern location is a determining factor in the operation of the workshops.
- • Thorikos could have never been the large scale processing site that Soureza was.
PXRF characterisation of obsidian from central Anatolia, the Aegean and central Europe
- Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY, United Kingdom
- • Successful pXRF discrimination of obsidian from central Anatolia, the Aegean and the Carpathians.
- • New questions through the ability to mass sample, potentially entire obsidian assemblages.
- • Multi-scalar approach to obsidian distribution, particularly in overlap areas.
- • Investigation of directionality and intensity of Neolithic exchange and communication networks.