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This issue contains four articles, ranging from the Palaeolithic to the Hellenistic period, and including the biggest news in Aegean prehistory in years.
Stone Age Seafaring in the Mediterranean: Evidence from the Plakias Region for Lower Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Habitation of Crete, by Thomas Strasser, Eleni Panagopoulou, Curtis Runnels, Priscilla Murray, Nicholas Thompson, Panayiotis Karkanas, Floyd McCoy, and Karl Wegmann, presents the remarkable results of a recent survey on the southern coast of Crete. Lower Palaeolithic and Mesolithic remains have been securely identified for the first time on the island, pushing the history of seafaring in the Mediterranean back by more than 100,000 years. Read more.
Mycenaean and Cypriot Late Bronze Age Ceramic Imports to Kommos: An Investigation by Neutron Activation Analysis, by Jonathan Tomlinson, Jeremy Rutter, and Sandra Hoffmann, reports on a study of imported ceramics at the Minoan site of Kommos. The authors determine that most of the imports were produced in a small number of production centers on Cyprus and in mainland Greece. Read more.
A New Type of Early Iron Age Fibula from Albania and Northwest Greece, by John Papadopoulos, presents a previously unknown type of iron fibula from Lofkënd in Albania, with close parallels elsewhere in Albania and in northwestern Greece. Read more.
Fish Lists in the Wilderness: The Social and Economic History of a Boiotian Price Decree, by Ephraim Lytle, closely examines an inscribed Hellenistic decree from Akraiphia in Boiotia that lists species of fresh- and saltwater fish and their prices. The author suggests that the display of prices was intended to prevent price-gouging by fishmongers in times of shortage or increased demand. Read more.
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