Past, present and future: towards mediterranean archaeology 2.0
Jan Jaap Hekman

In this article the author explores the impact of the commercialisation of archaeology over the last decades. Through his own experience he is able to analyse the long term development in both Dutch commercial archaeology and academic Mediterranean archaeology under the influence of new heritage laws and heritage management. It is obvious that professional archaeology has thoroughly changed and archaeological work and job opportunities have undesirably become subject to economic conjecture. But is contract archaeology really helping us to preserve our heritage responsibly? And where does it leave the Dutch Mediterranean archaeologist? The author foresees a future in which academia and companies should collaborate to make foreign archaeology accessible to the Dutch archaeological ‘market’, so that archaeologists can actually be employed in their chosen field.
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The study of secondary burial in Mycenaean mortuary traditions: a new approach to the evidence
Olivia A. Jones

This paper presents a main issue within Mycenaean mortuary studies and proposes a realistic solution. The problem in past studies of Mycenaean mortuary data was the lack a fully contextualized and bioarchaeological approach which meant that only a portion of the mortuary record was examined. This article briefly addresses those associated problems and provides an interdisciplinary approach to the diverse mortuary data using three case study sites from the region of Achaea: Petroto, Chalandritsa-Agios Vasilios and Portes. By incorporating archaeological context, social theory, and a bioarchaeological analysis of human skeletal remains, researchers can adopt a more holistic approach to understanding the Mycenaean way of death.
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Copper ingots, bronze axes and composite daggers: the role of metalwork in the transition from Copper Age to Bronze Age networks in Central Italy
Erik van Rossenberg

The defining element of the Copper Age-Bronze Age transition in Central Italy is the Early Bronze Age hoarding phenomenon. Traditionally hoards of copper ingots, bronze axes and composite daggers have been studied as a single phenomenon. Regional differentiation between the Tyrrhenian and the Adriatic sides of the peninsula can be discerned in the composition of hoards and in raw material composition of their constituent objects. The hoarding phenomenon also shows a marked increase in production, exchange and deposition of metalwork in the course of the Early Bronze Age. Taking the evidence for synchronic and diachronic differentiation together, the author argues that metalwork was at the heart of network changes from the Copper Age to the Bronze Age. The hoarding phenomenon encapsulates a trajectory of network changes that was instrumental in the cultural integration of Central Italy as early as the Early-Middle Bronze Age transition.
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Small farmsteads of the Archaic and Classical-Lucanian period in the Sinni valley (600-325 BC)
Tineke Roovers

Despite dating problems and various research biases in the Quilici dataset, provided in the 8 volumes of the Carta Archeologica della Valle del Sinni, an overall infill of the rural landscape during the Archaic and Classical-Lucanian period (600 – 325 BC) in the valley of the Sinni river could be deduced. The farmsteads from this dataset are combined with location choices like preference for soil types or hill sides, vicinity of villages and necropoleis, as well as with the pottery assemblage found on these farm sites. Historical sources are also taken into account. Out of this combination the picture of two different landscapes emerged. For the Archaic period it seems that the society in the Sinni valley was largely village based, with production of food crops for the villages on nearby arable fields, and with only a few farmsteads spread throughout the valley. The next, Classical-Lucanian period witnessed a change to a farm based society. Many farms were built, especially in the fertile area of the Sant’Arcangelo Basin. Here a surplus was produced for the increasing population of the valley as well as for the expanding Greek colony of Herakleia, in the coastal plain of the Siritide.
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Etruscan bucchero pottery. Local origins and external influences. Towards a better understanding of Etruscan cultural contacts
Esther F. Rogmans

Etruscan bucchero pottery is more than a mere imitation of metal or Near Eastern prototypes and it deserves a more detailed study of its origins. It appears that bucchero designs are characterised by a distinctive mix of indigenous and non-local elements and influences from other material categories are present. Furthermore, bucchero pottery itself was widely distributed and in turn influenced craftsmen outside of Etruria. Bucchero pottery as a case study seems to have great potential in contributing not only to a better understanding of Etruscan cultural contact, but also to the on-going Mediterranean cultural contact debate.
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The archaeological site-museum instead of the national archaeological museum: The new Acropolis Museum and the Troad Museum
Laurien de Gelder

Much has been published about the history and the development of the (archaeological) museum as an institute and related phenomena as nationalism, identity and tourism. Hereby, little attention is being paid specifically to archaeological site-museums. This, while the latter is a highly important subject of research as an often complementary and determining part of the archaeological site. This article reviews and compares two major archaeological site-museums in the Mediterranean; the New Acropolis Museum at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece and the currently build Troad Museum at Troy, Turkey. The main aim of the article is to analyse this new type archaeological site-museum. This article will be the starting point for further research about archaeological site-museums in the Mediterranean.
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Negotiating Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean: the Archaic and Classical Greek Multiethnic Emporia
Peter Attema
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Egyptianizing Figurines from Delos. A study in Hellenistic Religion
Miguel John Versluys
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Tentoonstelling: De Krim – Goud en Geheimen van de Zwarte Zee
Janric van Rookhuijzen
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Monumentality in Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture. Ideology and Innovation
Elisabeth van ’t Lindenhout
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Paulus. Een leven tussen Jeruzalem en Rome
Frederik Boersema
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The complete archaeology of Greece. From hunter-gatherers to the 20th century A.D.
Corien Wiersma
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Divining the Etruscan world. The brontoscopic calendar and religious practice
Niels Steensma
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The integration of Latin cults into Roman religion: memory, cult practice and the construction of religious identity
Promotieonderzoek Rianne Hermans
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Venationes in Africa Romana: an analysis of the cultural significance and social function of hunting spectacles in Roman North Africa
Promotieonderzoek Anna Sparreboom
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Lieux de mémoire van Xerxes’ invasie van Griekenland in de Historiën van Herodotus
Promotieonderzoek Janric van Rookhuijzen
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Resurrecting Berytus: osteoarchaeological analysis and an evaluation of mortuary practices and cultural exchange (1st century BC – 5th century AD)
PhD research Vana Kalenderian
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Pithoi. Storage practices and the Cretan city-state during the 1st millennium
PhD research Samantha Ximeri
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