Tag Archives: archaeology

Reconstructing Minoan metal vessel crafting techniques

I’m reading a really excellent article on Academia.edu by Christina Clarke from the Proceedings of the 39th Symposium for Archaeometry about her research and adventures in reconstructing metal Minoan vessels. https://www.academia.edu/7761498/Minoan_Metal_Vessel_Manufacture_Reconstructing_Techniques_and_Technology_with_Experimental_Archaeology Figure 1 alone is worth the read with its … Continue reading

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Tables: e-ne-wo-pe-za (9-legged), we-pe-za (6-legged)

I was looking something up in A Companion to Linear B: Mycenaean Greek Texts and their World, edited by Yves Duhoux and Anna Morpurgo Davies, when I encountered this in the article “Mycenaean Technology” by Alberto Bernabé and Eugenio Luján: … Continue reading

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23-27 March 2011: Heidelberg Conference “Minoan Archaeology. Challenges and Perspectives for the 21st Century”

http://www.propylaeum.de/klassische-archaeologie/fachservice/MinArch2011.html There might be a live stream of this conference available; the conference information lists this as TBD for now.

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Oil & Perfume

I am reading Jose Melena’s 1983 article “Olive Oil and Other Sorts of Oil in the Mycenaean Tablets” from Minos vol. 18. phytonym – plant name (i.e. “SA-SA-MA” sesame is a phytonym) My research and writing also continues. I’ve been … Continue reading

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PaleoBotany: Crops and Flora of Crete

Word lists are handy. Contextual word lists, even better. I need to consolidate my various crop and flora lists for Crete into one place. Hopefully posting it here will be useful to someone besides me, and please feel free to … Continue reading

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Phrygian -menos / earthquakes as punishment …

I was doing some broad syllable searches on Paleolexicon today, when I encountered this fascinating couple of words in Phrygian. ΤΕΝΤΟΥΜΕΝΟΣ punished ΤΕΤΙΚΜΕΝΟΣ cursed, stigmatized 1. -ΜΕΝΟΣ is immediately reminiscent of the myth of King Minos of Crete from whom … Continue reading

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Spyridon Marinatos, archaeologist (Nov 4)

Minoan Excavations: Amnisos, Santorini, Vathypetro Spyridon Marinatos was born on November 4, 1901. He died at 72 back in 1974 on Santorini, where he oversaw the excavations, starting in 1967, that unveiled many mesmerizing artefacts from the Minoan era. Immaculate, … Continue reading

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Santorini by Christos Doumas

Santorini: a guide to the island and its archaeological treasures by Christos Doumas I had the extraordinary good fortune of finding a used copy of this wonderful book at the Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon this week. Powell’s … Continue reading

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The Zominthos Project

2010 Field Notes from the excavations at Zominthos. The special finds section is a delight – check out the “lekanes”. What do you think the Minoans used them for?

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Crete: Archanes by Yannis Sakellarakis and Efi Sapouna-Sakellarakis

This is not available as a digital book yet, but, if you have trouble acquiring a copy of it, you can request it by clicking the cover image and clicking the “I’d like to request this book on Kindle” link. … Continue reading

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