[July 2019]
Therasia II. Historicizing Prehistory: The historical and epistemological context of the archaeological discovery on Therasia in 1866.

A series of studies on the historical and epistemological context of the archaeological discovery on Therasia in 1866, the first in the Aegean, at the time of the volcanic eruption. The unprecedented phenomena, both archaeological and geological, inspired geologists and archaeologists to collaborate on the development of new, mainly evolutionary theories on the pre-hellenic past.
  [December 2018]
Arachne 5

The new volume of Arachne comprises papers presented at two conferences. The first is the workshop Weaving the Past: The archaeology of textiles and textile production in Greece in the first millennium BC, held at the British School at Athens on 18 March 2016. The second is the workshop ARTEX: Study and Promotion of Archaeological Textiles in Greece, held on 1 October 2016.
  [September 2016]
Vrysinas II - The Pottery of the 1972-1973 excavation

This volume is the second in the series of published archaeological material from the Vrysinas Peak Sanctuary, covering the pottery from the 1972-73 excavation. Apart from the basic presentation of the pottery via illustrations, photographs and descriptions, and of its chronological and typological context, the main themes developed are the analysis of human activity at the site as evidenced by the pottery (e.g. large-scale communal meals), the offerings of material and immaterial goods (the ritual), and the visitors' origins.

Tzachili Iris
Daskalakis Nikos

Vakirtzi Sophia
Vaitsaras Giannis
Ioakeimidou Lito
Douskos Dimitra
Patera Maria

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Historicizing Prehistory covers the consequences of certain events that took place in the Santorini island group in the 1860s: the volcanic activity, which was studied using scientific methods for the first time, the quarrying of Theran earth for use in the construction of the Suez Canal, and the archaeological discovery of a Prehellenic building on Therasia. The authors of this volume shed light on the issue from various - sometimes unexpected - angles, presenting both the epistemological and the technological outcomes. The idea of prehistory in Greece was gradually taking shape in the scientific field: the period of the great civilizations (Crete, Cyclades, Mycenae) that flourished prior to and independently of the Greek miracle, and which were, literally and metaphorically, its ancestor and its background.