Tag Archives: Minoa

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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“An Archaeology of Palatial Mason’s Marks on Crete” by D. J. Ian Begg

This volume (33) of Hesperia Supplements includes an excellent article by D. J. Ian Begg reviewing the present study and understanding of the context and interpretation of Minoan “mason’s marks”. For anyone who is curious about the marks incised in … Continue reading

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Central and rural settlements in Minoan Crete

“Connecting Localities: the relationship between central places and rural settlements in Minoan Crete during the Pre- and Protopalatial periods” (Academia.edu PDF) by Sander Brabander (B.A. thesis at Leiden University) The paper does an excellent job of recapping a century of … 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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Minoan toponyms

http://paleoglot.blogspot.com/2009/11/minoan-citynames-with-egyptian-accent.html I just encountered this thought-provoking post about Minoan city names circa 14th century BCE from the Egyptians.

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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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Library of Alexandria

I wonder if there were any Minoan texts at the Library of Alexandria.

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The plain form of symbol AB54

Fig. 1 Two variants of symbol AB54 in its common form Fig. 2 There is also what Schoep calls a “plain form”1 of AB54. These are 2 variants of this form. This form appears on HT16, HT20 and HTWc3010, so … Continue reading

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