The concept of the seascape as a place imbued with meaning by human experience is used here as a framework for the analysis of the archaeological remains of activities that took place along the coastlines of the southern Aegean in the second millennium BCE. The physical remains of fishing, shellfish gathering, fish processing, and modification of seashells serve as proxy indicators of the actions and experiences of the people who made a living from the sea.
Sarah C. Murray, Irum Chorghay, Jennifer MacPherson
This article considers the role of changing contexts of production in the evolution of ceramic material culture in early Greece. Rather than focusing on the aesthetics of ceramics or reading political and social change from patterns in ceramic style and consumption, we consider Early Iron Age (EIA) ceramic style in its context of production.
This article discusses a distinctive class of Athenian figure-decorated vases consisting of a few black-figure and red-figure cups and some phialai that are dated to the sixth and fifth centuries BCE. All are large, and some are huge, with diameters varying between about 35 and 56 cm.
Much has been written on the religious aspects of life in the Roman military community, but the role of soldiers as temple patrons has rarely been discussed, even though temples and shrines have been found at military settlements across the Roman empire and many temples situated in urban areas have produced evidence of financial support from soldiers.
This article explores ways in which the sacred landscape of Egypt’s Western Desert changed in the fourth and early fifth centuries CE with the advent of Christianity. The oases of Kharga and Dakhla, in particular, offer a wide range of archaeological and documentary evidence on the development of Christianity.