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NEW: The AJA Archive

5/16/2016

We are excited to share our new AJA Archive, where you can access more than 130 years of AJA content, from the first volume published in 1885 to the present. Use the main search bar to look for titles and authors from volume 1 to the present or to find words in article abstracts from volume 107 (2003) to the present. Search the AJA to browse volumes 107 to the present by region and select keywords.

  • Includes Open Access Supplementary Content

    Attic mortuary practices of the last three decades of the eighth century B.C.E. (Late Geometric [LG] II) are principally marked by the dominance for adults of inhumation over cremation. Nevertheless, this transformation was not universally applied at all burial sites in Attica. Instead, funerary rites present a high degree of variability unprecedented in earlier periods.

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    Satellite remote sensing at Mantinea and Elis in the Peloponnese has identified an extensive network of near-surface orthogonal streets and sections of city blocks. This new and valuable information reveals the general organization of urban space and its parameters, showing that Mantinea and Elis were planned settlements at some point in time.

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    The recent conservation and reinstallation of the Nike of Samothrace, the restudy of its archaeological context and petrology, the collapse of the consensus that it celebrated the Rhodian naval victories at Side and Myonessos in 190 B.C.E., and the growing accord among naval historians that its ship is not a trihēmiolia together prompt a reexamination of its date and purpose. Fortunately, the monument offers three significant clues, all previously overlooked or underappreciated.

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    This article presents for the first time a complete discussion of the archaeological basis for the architectural form of the Arch of Augustus at Pisidian Antioch as excavated, recorded, and graphically restored by a University of Michigan team in 1924. A three-dimensional digital model of the excavated state of the monument, produced via analysis of archival photographs, supplements the discussion of the excavation archive.

  • This article analyzes slave collars of the fourth and fifth centuries C.E. as a way of contributing to current debates about the archaeology of Roman slavery. Taking as my case study the well-preserved Zoninus collar, I first trace its history in antiquarian collecting and publishing in the mid 18th century. This scholarship was characterized by a profound split between text and object that has had lasting effects on the material we have now and how we approach it.

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    Excavations in the Sanctuary of Artemis between 2002 and 2012 clarified problems of chronology and reconstruction. Evidence for occupation of this area in the Lydian period was ambiguous: pottery suggests that there was activity here, but no deposits were found.