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«Φως» στο αρχαίο DNA από νεοσύστατο εργαστήριο στην Κρήτη.

[…] Οι επιστήμονες του εργαστηρίου που θα συσταθεί και θα λειτουργήσει στο ΙΤΕ με τη στήριξη της περιφέρειας Κρήτης θα ρίξουν «φως» στην ανάδειξη της ιστορικής συνέχειας του πολιτισμού της Κρήτης, στην προέλευση, στην καταγωγή του πληθυσμού, αλλά και του φυσικού πλούτου και των καταβολών της κρητικής διατροφής. […]


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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

Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 272–284

  • 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

Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 285–296

  • 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.

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‘The Chicken or the Egg?’ Interregional Contacts Viewed

Through a Technological Lens at Late Bronze Age Tiryns, Greec

Ann Brysbaert

Article first published online: 2 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1111/ojoa.12013

Oxford Journal of Archaeology

Volume 32, Issue 3, pages 233–256, August 2013



This paper reviews the environmental circumstances of the ostrich and its eggs, in order to provide a geographical overview of past human usage and modification of ostrich eggshells in the Aegean and, more specifically, at Tiryns, while placing this craft in its contemporary context in the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean basin. This ostrich shell evidence from Tiryns is contextualized and analysed through the approach of the chaîne opératoire in order to understand the material in the framework of Tiryns’ Late Bronze Age craft activities, and within the Late Bronze Age Aegean network of contacts that brought this material to Tiryns in the first place.

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