This paper considers the Mycenaean metallurgical industry at the end of the Bronze Age through analysis of metal hoards and the tools found within them. An overview of second-millennium hoards from Crete and the Greek mainland is presented to contextualize the various objects from these assemblages. Patterns of implement inclusion reveal a repeated tool grouping in seven Mycenaean hoards, most associated with elite contexts.
This article contributes to the ongoing debate on the relationship between sanctuaries and the territoriality of the Iron Age polities of Cyprus. The sanctuary site of Vavla-Kapsalaes is used as a case study to test hypotheses regarding the connection between extra-urban sacred space and the formation of political and cultural identities.
Careful survey of Pompeii’s lava-stone pavements reveals a complex history of their origin, their repair, and the municipal administration that oversaw them. Our paper first examines two processes that inform our survey’s methodology: the laying of a stone pavement and the subsequent patterns of wear that degraded it.
This study examines the sculptural program of the Sanctuary of the Egyptian Gods at Marathon, part of Herodes Atticus’ villa complex. These monumental statues depict the Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris in an unusual Egyptianizing style. First, I consider the sanctuary’s intended audience, arguing that Herodes used this part of his villa for philosophical discussions with pupils and members of the Middle Platonist Athenian School.
Christopher Roosevelt, Christina Luke, Sinan Ünlüsoy, Canan Çakırlar, John M. Marston, Caitlin R. O'Grady, Peter Pavúk, Magda Pieniążek, Jana Mokrišová, Catherine B. Scott, Nami Shin, Francesca G. Slim
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Current understandings of the archaeology of second-millennium B.C.E. central western Anatolia are enriched by ongoing research at Kaymakçı, located in the Marmara Lake basin of the middle Gediz River valley in western Turkey. Discovered during regional survey in 2001, the site offers a critical node of exploration for understanding a previously unexamined period in a well-traversed geography thought to be the core of the Late Bronze Age Seha River Land known from Hittite texts.