Assaf Kleiman, Alexander Fantalkin, Hans Mommsen, Israel Finkelstein
Our study of Black-on-Red sherds found in well-stratified Iron IIA contexts at Megiddo shows that the earliest examples of this ware appear in an early stage of the Late Iron IIA, radiocarbon dated to the late 10th to early ninth century B.C.E. An archaeometric analysis of 10 sherds reveals that they were manufactured in Cyprus, meaning that Black-on-Red vessels were produced on the island as early as ca. 900 B.C.E.
This article focuses on periodization in ancient art history, on aesthetic notions and judgments in ancient literary sources, and on the creation of the modern stylistic and cultural classification of the Severe Style period. Conventionally, this stylistic phase spans from ca. 480 to 450 B.C.E. and is generally associated with a new style adopted by artists soon after the Persian Wars and with the sculptural group of the Tyrannicides by Kritios and Nesiotes.
This paper critically assesses the transformation of material culture assemblages on Crete between its conquest by Rome in 69–67 B.C.E. and the mid first century C.E. by first applying the frameworks of eventful archaeology and globalization.
After the annexation of Gaul into the Roman empire, a new religious practice began in the Gallic provinces: offering votive objects representing either parts of the body or the entire body at healing sanctuaries. Analysis of these votives offers a unique way to study the identities of women, especially nonelite women who are often archaeologically invisible.
Recent epigraphic studies have contextualized inscriptions within their archaeological settings, bringing these stones into the field of material culture studies. The time is now ripe to consider the full life-span of inscriptions and the cumulative assemblage of inscribed material on display at any one time. Although inscriptions appear to be “set in stone” at the moment of their carving, they are actually a dynamic medium capable of communicating with viewers centuries later.
This archaeological note presents the findings from a scientific analysis of the bronze of an over-life-sized cuirassed statue of Germanicus from Amelia (ancient Ameria). The examination was recently carried out in the Museo Archeologico di Amelia to determine both the nature of the statue’s production and its relative dating.
The main objective of this archaeological note is to present to the scientific community the most comprehensive data available on a spectacular new find from the territory of the Roman province of Thrace—a brass balsamarium shaped as a male head in a feline-skin cap.