The Southern Argolid
from Prehistory to the Present Day.
The California-bred is trained by Bob Baffert, who saddled last year's On Trust winner, Argolid
Taken together, these new perspectives in both radiocarbon dating and lithic studies invite us to reconsider the Aurignacian at Franchthi Cave, Argolid
, Greece, as one of the most easterly Aurignacian sites in Europe.
The possible route of the Iria ship, from Cyprus to Crete and then to the Argolid
, is discussed, based upon the provenance of the finds and preliminary results of petrographic analysis of the vases.
The Berbati valley is in the Argolid
, very close to Mycenae--a location map other than the detailed survey map which only features the valley would have helped here--and was the focus of a survey carried out by BERIT WELLS of the Swedish Institute in Athens in 1988-1990 which she published in 1996.
On the mainland, the core regions--the Argolid
, Boeotia, the central and southern Peloponnese--are covered, as well as the northern Aegean, an area that has taught us much recently about life on the edge of the Mycenaean world.
She is similarly critical about the results of surveys conducted in southern Argolid
and in the demos of Atene in Attica, which leads her to conclude that very few remains of presses can be attributed to the sixth-fourth centuries BC.
Emphasis is laid on the gaps in our knowledge: not only does the bulk of the material come from only two provinces, the Argolid
and Corinthia, but it has a narrow range.
The EBA site at Vassa is situated on a prominent ridge (approximately 175-185m asl) overlooking the Dimaina pass, one of the main overland routes from the Saronic coast through the rugged interior of the Argolid
to the major Bronze Age centres in and around the Argive Plain, including Tiryns and Lerna.
Celebrations of death and divinity in the Bronze Age Argolid
In the fourteenth century, Khania seems to have rivalled, and may well have replaced, Knossos as a or the principal political and commercial centre of Crete while, as the pottery suggests, maintaining strong links with Mycenaean Greece, and particularly the Argolid
, and developing trading links (which may have piggybacked on the Mycenaean connection) also with Cyprus and, by Late Minoan IIIB2, with southern Italy.
To mark a century of Swedish research, a mass of well documented and well illustrated detail is presented by Dr HAGG in articles and notes ranging from the Late Bronze Age to the early Roman period, mostly on the Archaic and Classical periods: three on the history of 'Swedish archaeology in Greece'; 13 on the Argolid
and the Corinth district; three on 'The sanctuary of Athena Alea at Tegea'; a couple on the 'Cults of Herakles and Artemis'; and six on the western and southern Peloponnesus (including Olympia).