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0 sec ago La rive orientale de la mer Rouge, d'Aqaba aux Îles Farasan durant l'Antiquité << Laboratoire Orient et Méditerranée

Conférence donnée par Laila Nehmé dans le cadre du Séminaire "Techniques et économies de la Méditerranée antique" dirigé par Jean-Pierre Brun.

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0 sec ago L'hittitologie aujourd'hui : études sur l'Anatolie hittite et néo-hittite à l'occasion du centenaire de la naissance d'Emmanuel Laroche << Laboratoire Orient et Méditerranée

Organisé par Alice Mouton et Jean-François Pérouse

Ces rencontres se tiendront à l'occasion du centenaire de la naissance d'Emmanuel Laroche

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0 sec ago L'argent des dieux. Religions et richesses en Méditerranée dans l'Antiquité et au Moyen Âge << Laboratoire Orient et Méditerranée

Organisé par Julie Masquelier-Loorius, Jonathan Cornillon et Jean-Marie Salamito

Les rapports entre les religions et l'argent sont loin de se limiter aux discours que développent souvent les premières en matière de régulation éthique des activités lucratives et d'usage des richesses. Toute vie religieuse implique – à des échelles diverses, mais inévitablement – une dimension économique. Il faut des biens matériels pour les gestes du culte, l'offrande de sacrifices, la fabrication d'objets ou d'images, la construction et l'entretien de sanctuaires, la rétribution d'un clergé ou encore l'organisation de la solidarité communautaire. Quelles sont donc les pratiques des religions en matière d'économie ? Comment les communautés religieuses s'y prennent-elles pour créer, rassembler, gérer, utiliser et distribuer des richesses ? En quoi consiste l'impact concret de la vie religieuse sur la vie économique ? Comment les usages « religieux » de l'argent sont-ils justifiés ou critiqués à l'intérieur des différentes traditions ?

C'est à de telles questions que ce colloque répondra, en étudiant les religions qui ont marqué le monde méditerranéen depuis la plus haute Antiquité jusqu'à la fin du Moyen Âge : les divers polythéismes, le judaïsme, le christianisme, l'islam. La prise en compte d'une aire géographique cohérente permettra d'établir des comparaisons probantes entre des époques différentes et des confessions variées.

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0 sec ago Les religions et l'argent << Laboratoire Orient et Méditerranée

En parallèle du Colloque "L'argent des dieux " qui se tiendra du 16 au 18 octobre, un Café des sciences dont le thème sera : "les religions et l'argent" est organisé le 15 octobre à 18h30 à l'Espace Pierre Gilles de Gennes, 10 rue Vauquelin Paris 5e.

Les invités débattront dans un premier temps des relations établies entre les religions et l'argent de l'Antiquité jusqu'au Moyen-Âge.
Dans un deuxième temps sera abordé la place de l'économie religieuse dans les sociétés contemporaines.

Participeront à ce débat :
Julie Masquelier Loorius, épigraphiste à Orient et Méditerranée
Jean-Marie Salamito, historien à Orient et Méditerranée
Jonathan Cornillon, historien
Lionel Obadia, anthropologue à l'université Lumière Lyon2

Le débat sera filmé et diffusé en ligne ensuite sur ce site.

Avec le soutien de la Délégation CNRS Paris A

0 sec ago Corps, âmes et normes : approches cliniques, légales et religieuses du handicap << Laboratoire Orient et Méditerranée

Organisé par :
Hedwige Rouillard-Bonraisin
Maria Grazzia Masssetti-Rouault
Jean-Michel Verdier (EPHE)
Christophe Lemardelé (EPHE)

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0 sec ago Autour du livre , "Christianisme et philososophie. Les premières confrontations (Ier-VIe siècle)" << Laboratoire Orient et Méditerranée

Table ronde organisée par l'IRER. Elle portera sur le livre récemment paru de Sébastien Morlet, "Christianisme et philososophie. Les premières confrontations (Ier-VIe siècle)" (Le livre de poche, avril 2014)

La séance sera présidée par Mme Isabelle Bochet (Centre Sèvres - Institut d'études augustiniennes) et réunira Mme Marie-Odile Boulnois (EPHE) et M. Arnaud Perrot (Université Paris Sorbonne Paris-IV)

Sébastien Morlet sera présent et participera au débat qui suivra la présentation du livre.

0 sec ago La guerre et la Grèce << Laboratoire Orient et Méditerranée

Sous la présidence de Michel ZINK, Secrétaire perpétuel de l'AIBL, Professeur au Collège de France, Président de la Fondation Théodore Reinach, Jacques JOUANNA et Philippe CONTAMINE, membres de l'AIBL.

Messieurs Jacques Jouanna, Jean-Claude Cheynet, Olivier Picard, membres du laboratoire Orient et Méditerranée interviendront lors de ce colloque

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0 sec ago L'apport des Assomptionnistes français aux études byzantines : une approche critique / The Legacy of French Assumptionists for Byzantine Studies : A Critical Approach. << Laboratoire Orient et Méditerranée
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La bibliothèque de Cadi-Keuï. Extrait de : Missions des Augustins de l'Assomption, N. S. n° 274, janvier-février 1925, p.70

Colloque organisé par l'Université de Bucarest et l'UMR 8167 Orient et Méditerranée Organisateurs :
- Marie-Hélène Blanchet
- Alexandru Tudorie

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57 min ago Chinese Homo sapiens fossil shifts perceptions of dispersal << Archaeological News on Tumblr

The discovery of two teeth in Lunadong, a cave site located in Guangxi (southern China), lends weight to the possibility that the exodus of modern humans from Africa may have been earlier than 60,000 years ago, as traditionally thought.

Christopher Bae, a palaeoanthropologist at UH Mānoa, and Wei Wang of the Guangxi Museum of Nationalities in Nanning, China, have been leading a team of researchers at the Lunadong cave site.

Found in stratified deposits dating between 70,000 and 126,000 years ago, a period when eastern Asia was traditionally thought to have been only occupied by more archaic human species, at least one of the teeth can be comfortably assigned to modern Homo sapiens. Read more.

1 hour 31 min ago Buddha’s bowl or not? ASI can’t decide << Archaeological News on Tumblr

Is it or is it not the Buddha’s begging bowl? The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is in a tizzy. Four months after the ASI sent a two-member team to Afghanistan to ascertain the authenticity of the “bhiksha patra” of Lord Buddha on display in a Kabul museum, the ASI seems to have hit a wall with the two members giving contradictory reports. The ASI has now written to the ministry of external affairs and the Indian embassy in Kabul for their views on the future course of action.

The bhiksha patra a 400-kg greenish-grey bowl of granite from the 6th century BC was examined after an MP raised the issue. The team, consisting of an epigraphist and an archaeologist, have given contradictory reports. “This is a huge bowl, approximately 400 kg, the Persian inscription on the huge bowl cannot be ascertained. Read more.

2 hours 4 min ago Amphipolis: More Questions, More Answers ... << Dorothy King (PhDiva) Hopefully this will answer the last of the current batch of questions, but the Ministry of Culture issued a new press release: here.

First the Elgin Marbles / Parthenon sculptures

This came up in the comments to my last Amphipolis Q&A. Back in 2003 I was critical of some Greek archaeologists. They're still not all perfect, but I have been far more critical of the British Museum (see here and here for example). In January 2013 I gave a talk at the Wallace Collection about the history of the Parthenon sculptures where I explained why I am in favour of a long-term loan to Greece, and how I thought this could be arranged. Just as Amphipolis is legally Greek but belongs to the world's heritage and is universal, so are the Parthenon sculptures. I'll go into greater detail in another post in the future, but the person who convinced me was Michaelis Lefantzis - the architect at the Acropolis, as well as the discoverer of the Amphipolis tomb (someone should give the guy a medal!). As the situation changed, my views evolved - the Parthenon sculptures may be carved in stone, but intelligent people's views should not always be.

you should talk about the caryatids in more detail and how they help on dating

To which I tweeted back "architectural sculpture tends to be lower quality than portraits and gods, so stylistic dating is risky & the architecture dates" - very little architectural sculpture was by leading sculptors, although the Parthenon and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus are notable exceptions. The Amphipolis sculptures are of very good quality, and I will discuss them more, but I am always wary of dating architectural sculpture purely stylistically. It should be dated in conjunction with the architecture for which it was created. Architectural sculpture is usually linked to cult buildings, whether temples or theatres, and religious structures such as tombs, so it is often slightly archaising or old-fashioned to emphasise the antiquity of the cult or the dynasty.


As I said yesterday, there are traces of paint on the Caryatids. Also I am wary of overly proscriptive rules when it comes to dating. An American scholar years ago wrote a book about Greek sandals and dating; by her arguments these sorts of raised sandals would be Hellenistic, but they are also known from the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus which pre-dates Amphipolis!


This is the new diagram of the tomb the Ministry have released, and the Ministry spokeswoman has also confirmed the likelyhood of a fourth room. And denied that gold coins of Alexander were found!

a) What are the different dating methods one may use for sites like Amphipolis, or for the tombs like the ones at Aegae, and how accurate or uncertain they are?

Small finds such as broken pieces of pottery found in the foundations are the most usual method of dating, as obvious the building on top of them has to post-date them. Also coins are sometimes found in layers, and ideally one has literary sources and inscriptions too! Honestly dating in archaeology can be as much an art as a science, so this is why people publish conflicting articles.  

b) Do we have examples of large scale archaeological monuments which we only found out about after these have been excavated, as there was no historical reference (direct or indirect) to them?

I'm still caffeinating, so can't think of a Greek one off the top of my head, but we lost far more ancient sources than are preserved, so yes! And the best example is a whole ancient Chinese kingdom, about which we know nothing but amazing archaeological finds have been made in recent times.


c) There are many theories out there about the occupant of the Amphipolis tomb, some talk about Alexander despite the numerous references for his burial at Alexandria. Do we have examples in archaeology were historical references proved to be misleading?


Yes! The ancients were just as fallible as us! Vitruvius clearly made a mistake in his 'lesson' about Caryatids, and Pausanias often just repeated the mistakes Roman tour guides told him. BUT I tend to be suspicious of scholars who claim the ancient source was wrong but they are right ... and I tend to by default give the ancient source the benefit of the doubt until proven wrong. 

d) There was a nice article few weeks ago about "tales of tomb looting" (here in greek: http://www.thetoc.gr/politismos/article/istories-tumbwruxias-me-aformi-tin-amfipoli). In that article, Angeliki Kottaridi describes how the tomb of Phillip escaped looting, saying that after the plundering of many other royal tombs by the Gauls, Antigonus Gonatas reinforced the great tumulus. Is that based on a historical reference or is it an assumption (because I can't find a reference). What I found is that Pyrrhus became extremely unpopular among Macedonias for letting the Gauls do what they did (plus for leaving them unpunished, afterwards). Was that maybe a motivation for sealing at least the important Macedonian tombs, like the one of Amphipolis, and could this explain the assumed later date of the filling (compared to the date of its construction)? 

Yes, there are sources of Pyrrhus sacking Vergina, and archaeological evidence for the tumulus built there after the sack. Pyrrhus was a rival of the ruler of Macedonia, and since history tends to be written by the victor ...

I will reiterate what I've been saying all along about looting. Yes there has been looting at Amphipolis over the century, and yes I am aware that a Greek 'expert' has been claiming he knew the Lion Tomb had been recently looted. If he had evidence, he should have gone to the Ministry so they could do something. In fact, the site has been very well guarded for two years. The 'expert' has an agenda in promoting looting - which is a bad problem, but not at this tomb - in order to raise funds so that he can fly around the world talking about it at conferences. I prefer to do something more practical to combat looting, such as getting items sent back.

I think the back-filling at Amphipolis was more likely to be later, and due to structural issues with the tomb about to collapse than to prevent looting. 

e) Here are photos that came up recently after the Amphipolis excavation became front page news: http://prntscr.com/4o7nq0
These are supposed to be soldiers from WW1 period at the north of Greece, near Amphipolis, having some... fun with archaeological sites and skulls. In one of the photos we see an Amphipolis type on tomb entrace, which is walled up, like at Amphipolis (no idea which site is actually that). But walling up seems to have some common elements as the one we saw in front of the sphinxes at Amphipolis. Was that a common practice for Macedonian monuments?


That photo was taken in 1916 and is at the Imperial War Museum. Incidentally, a British officer working to free Greece from the Nazis during WW2 spent a lot of time in Macedonia and used his spare time to identify ancient sites, for example Vergina - he's better known as the archaeologist Nicholas Hammond. Not all British are bad!

Yes, most Macedonian tombs were sealed and buried, but the back-filling is very unusual. 

Do You think that this very tomb is much bigger than the three discovered chambers and that there could be another door in the last- wall, regarding to the size of the tumulus which is huge?

Hopefully I explained this one in yesterday's posts, but yes it probably had more chambers.

Aren't there scientific methods that could be used to absolutely date the find? I understand that carbon dating needs organic material to be applied, but there are other methods as well (according to wilipedia), such as "optically stimulated luminescence" (OSL) whicha can be used to date sediments (or the sand inside the tomb), if I understand correctly. Could something like this work and why hasn't this been done already? 

Carbon dating is very good, but one needs organic material for it to work ... not stone! There's one that works on terracotta, and which I assume is being used on the pottery - although it is distinctive enough and easy for experts to date the sherds, I would guess that the Ministry is making sure everything is double-checked. There are some issues with Carbon Dating at some periods, and it is not perfect, but if they find wood, it will probably be used.

a) there is a house in Amphipolis dated in the 2nd century BC, the painted walls of which remind a lot the structure of blocks forming the circular wall of the tomb. A photo is here:
http://files.spercheios.webnode.gr/200000273-f18fcf2899/amfipolis-ellinistiki-2.jpg




Thank you! I'd been looking for photos from Olynthus just because it was destroyed by Phillip in 348 BC, so the finds are dated to well before the tomb. Domestic architecture often imitated monumental architecture in stucco or paint. The best examples come from Delos.

b) Strabo mentions nothing about the tomb in his passage for Amphipolis. Is that enough to assume that the tomb was in a bad condition or possibly unrecognisable by the time he visited ( sometime between 27 BC - AD 14)? 

Possibly, but also his sections on Macedonia are highly fragmentary and not fully preserved.

c) the block sequence in the fortification wall of Amphipolis, which I assume is much older than the hellenistic house above, also reminds (a bit) the circular wall of the tomb. Photo here: http://www.losttrails.com/media/Greece/Amphipolis/amphipolis_MG_3240b.jpg

The idea of alternating courses of thick and thin blocks is not unusual, and was a popular decorative feature.

Should the danger of collapse not be avoided at any cost?

Yes.

How can technology help to assess the situation?

I can't discuss the work not released by the ministry.

What would be plan B?

B!?!?!? I think we might already be on Plan D or E ...

Why not try to enter digging down from the top?
Because going through the entrance is normal, except for Father Christmas and burglars? And we want to preserve the ceilings!


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I think that covers the vast majority of the questions?

To add to my comments about paint fading when exposed to the elements, this is the reconstruction of the facade of the Great Tomb at Lefkadia. It was a Macedonian tomb whose facade was buried soon after the funeral but ...


Whilst the architectural elements were bright, as were the guardians painted between the columns ... the metopes copy those of the much earlier Parthenon, and so are shown 'faded' as they would have been by this time.

3 hours 58 min ago Docherty, The Jewish Pseudepigrapha << Jim Davila (Paleojudaica.com) NEW BOOK FROM SPCK:
The Jewish Pseudepigrapha
An introduction to the literature of the Second Temple period


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This is a concise yet comprehensive guide to the Pseudepigrapha: the Jewish texts of the late Second Temple Period (circa 250BCE–100CE) that are not included in the Hebrew Bible or standard collections of the Apocrypha. Each chapter deals with a specific literary genre (e.g. apocalyptic, testaments, rewritten Bible), encouraging readers to appreciate the texts as literature as well as furthering their understanding of the content and significance of the texts themselves

As well as providing helpful introductions to the different genres, the book surveys key issues such as: date, authorship, original language; purpose; overview of contents; key theological themes and significance.
The publisher kindly sent me an advance electronic copy a while ago.
4 hours 19 min ago Zeitschrift für Assyriologie 104/1 (2014) << Végh Zsuzsanna and Simon Zsolt (Agyagtábla, papirusz)
Une version sumérienne de la légende d’Adapa (Textes de Tell Haddad X)
Cavigneaux, Antoine

Waw sargonicum. On Parataxis in Sargonic Royal Inscriptions
Kogan, Leonid

Rhythm and Expression in Akkadian Poetry
Helle, Sophus

Beutestücke aus Babylonien in Assyrien. Überlegungen zu einer neuen Weihinschrift Kurigalzus I. aus Assur
Bartelmus, Alexa / Schmitt, Aaron

Awarikus und Warikas: Zwei Könige von Hiyawa
Simon, Zsolt
7 hours 48 min ago << Blogging Pompeii

Augustus's rooms open for first time in Rome


Lavishly frescoed rooms in the houses of the Roman Emperor Augustus and his wife Livia are opening for the first time to the public Thursday, after years of painstaking restoration.

The houses on Rome's Palatine hill where the emperor lived with his family are re-opening after a 2.5 million euro ($3.22 million) restoration to mark the 2,000 anniversary of Augustus's death -- with previously off-limit chambers on show for the first time.
From garlands of flowers on Pompeian red backgrounds to majestic temples and scenes of rural bliss, the rooms are adorned with vividly coloured frescoes, many in an exceptional condition.
Restorers said their task had been a complex one, with bad weather during excavation threatening the prized relics of a golden era in the Eternal City.
"We had to tackle a host of problems which were all connected, from underground grottos to sewers -- and I'm talking about a sewer system stretching over 35 hectares (86 acres)," said Mariarosaria Barbera, Rome's archaeological superintendent.
To protect the site, tourists will have to book to join one of three daily groups of up to 20 people who will be taken around by a guide for a 15-minute visit.
Cinzia Conti, head restorer, said the plan was to allow people to enjoy "a more intimate, more attentive exploration of Augustus's spaces."

8 hours 5 min ago << Blogging Pompeii

American tourists caught with Pompeii 'souvenir'

Two American tourists were caught at Rome’s Fiumicino airport with a 30kg artefact from the ruins of Pompeii stashed in their luggage. The American tourists allegedly stole an artefact from Pompeii weighing 30kg.


[Credit: Il Mattino] 

The artefact, which would have adorned a building at the site near Naples, was discovered on Monday morning in the tourists’ luggage in their rental car. They reportedly intended to fly home but were stopped by airport authorities and now face charges of appropriation of state heritage, Italian news sources said. 

Read more at  The Archaeology News Network



9 hours 15 min ago Heracles' footstep << Tom Matrullo (Classics in Sarasota)
The legendary beginnings of the city of Heracleion include Helen and Paris, as well as its namesake:
It was believed that Paris and Helen of Troy were stranded there on their flight from the jealous Menelaus, before the Trojan war began. Also, it was believed that Heracles himself had visited the city, and that the city had gained its name from him.
The city's name is a small indication of the afterlife of Heracles, a truly outsized hero even by Greek standards:
Greek texts referred to a place called Heracleion. The Egyptians had a city called Thonis. For centuries, Egyptologists puzzled over these two cities, but in 2000, French underwater archeologist Franck Goddio solved the mystery: Thonis and Heracleion were two names for the same place. 
In the 5th century BC, Greek historian Herodotus wrote that a great temple was built where the hero Heracles first stepped onto Egyptian soil (hence the name). 
Located in Aboukir Bay and founded around the 8th century BC, the city thrived as Egypt’s primary port for all boats coming from Greece. Canals ran all through it, forming islands and harbors. More than 700 ancient anchors have been found there, along with more than 60 shipwrecks dating to between the 6th and 2nd centuries BC. Because so much of the treasure recovered there dates to that period, scientists believe it was the city’s heyday.
So what happened — and when? Everything found at Thonis can be dated to the late 8th century AD or earlier, so scientists believe it sank then — along with the nearby cities of Portus Magnus and Canopus — for a few reasons: 
• A series of natural disasters, including earthquakes and floods
• Slow sinking of the soil, compounded by rising water levels
• The weight of heavy stone buildings, such as temples, which may have sped up liquefaction of the soil. 
Goddio says we’ll be studying the site for 200 years to come — it’s that rich.   (Link)

10 hours 21 min ago Doctor Who: Time Heist << James F. McGrath (Exploring Our Matrix)

The episode “Time Heist” is an episode that has the twists and turns of a characteristic Moffatt episode, complete with what the cast has come to call a “Moffatt loop.”

The Doctor gets a phone call on the TARDIS, and very few people in the universe have that number. We later find that the Doctor gave the number to the person who called, and that that call led him to the place where he gave it to her, creating a loop.

But the episode has more than just some clever plot twists to it. It reveals an aspect of the character of the Doctor, that goes a long way to answering the overarching question posed early in the season: Is the Doctor a good man?

He ignores the deaths of those around him, but in order to focus on saving the living. And as the would-be bank robbers reach the end of the trail, we find out why they are there, why their memories had been wiped. The Doctor was the “architect” all along – and the Doctor realizes it when he recognizes how much he hates the architect, a manipulative time traveler who thinks he’s clever. He was there at the request of a person who looked back with regret.

And he was never there to steal something. He was there on a rescue mission.

The other two assistants found what they wanted most in the vaults. The Doctor found a way to save the last two of a species, held against their will and made to kill by their captors.

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12 hours 5 min ago An interesting find from Wessex Archaeology. This Saxon gilt... << Ancient Art

An interesting find from Wessex Archaeology.

This Saxon gilt button-brooch appears to have a stylized human face (?) in the centre. Similar brooches have been found in other locations across southern England, this particular one was excavated at the Ham Hill Iron Age hillfort.

Courtesy of Wessex Archaeology. Also, here is their write-up of Ham Hill, for those interested in learning more about the context of this find.

13 hours 6 min ago Dialogues d'histoire ancienne 40/1 << Compitum - publications

Dialogues d'histoire ancienne 40/1, Besançon, 2014.

Éditeur : Presses Universitaires de Franche-Comté
356 pages
ISBN : 9782848674872
40 €

G. Cogan, Du pónos à l'enkômion…; J.-M. Kowalski, Thucydide, témoin des opérations navales…; F. Larran, La bataille de Pallènè aura encore lieu…; A. Díaz Fernández, A propósito de M. Porcio Catón y su presencia en la Gallia Narbonensis; S. El Bouzidi, A. Ouahidi, La frontière méridionale de la Maurétanie Tingitane…; C. García MacGaw, Augustin, Cyprien et la question du baptême…; P. Voelke, Quand les héros changent de nom … les réécritures du mythe antique de Médée; A. Alvar Nuño, Magia simpática y mentalidad mágico-religiosa…; Chronique des travaux en Égypte; Paysages et cadastres…; Des amphores et des hommes; Les concepts en Sciences de l'Antiquité…; Actualités

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13 hours 6 min ago Chr. Müller, E. Veïsse, Identité ethnique et culture matérielle dans le monde grec << Compitum - publications

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Chr. Müller, E. Veïsse (éd.), Identité ethnique et culture matérielle dans le monde grec, Besançon, 2014.

Éditeur : Presses Universitaires de Franche-Comté
Collection : Dialogues d'histoire ancienne. Supplément
322 pages
ISBN : 9782848674841
27 €

Dialogues d'histoire ancienne, Supplément 10/2014. Identité ethnique et culture matérielle dans le monde grec

La notion d'ethnicité occupe aujourd'hui une place paradoxale dans le domaine de l'histoire culturelle. Il s'agit d'une notion à la fois complexe et très courue, au point qu'elle est devenue l'élément-clé d'une nouvelle « orthodoxie anthropologique » dans l'analyse des identités collectives. Pourtant, la place laissée à l'étude des rapports entre ethnicité et archéologie n'a pas été considérable jusqu'à présent, malgré la multiplication des cas d'étude faisant appel à la culture matérielle. Or ces rapports ne vont pas de soi et la question principale est de savoir s'il ne faut pas, en définitive, considérer que la problématique de l'ethnicité rencontre avec l'archéologie une pierre d'achoppement définitive, qui marquerait pour ainsi dire la limite d'une réflexion sur le sujet. Le présent volume cherche, à travers différents cas pris en Grèce égéenne, en Grande Grèce, en Sicile, en mer Noire et en Égypte, à apporter un début de réponse à cette question.

Source : LCDPU

13 hours 34 min ago Alexander’s Armour | The Second Achilles << Dorothy King (PhDiva) Alexander’s Armour | The Second Achilles



A very interesting post about Alexander the Great's armour.



I think Caracalla allegedly ended up with Alexander's armour?
13 hours 34 min ago Iberia-Colchis << Thibaut Castelli (Spartokos a Lu)

Iberia-Colchis იბერია-კოლხეთი (Researches on the Archaeology and History of Georgia in the Classical and Early Medieval Period)

C’est une revue géorgienne consacré à l’archéologie et l’histoire anciennes et médiévales de la Géorgie. La plupart des articles sont en géorgien avec un résumé en anglais. Les numéros de 4 (2008) à 8( 2012) sont disponibles sur le site de la bibliothèque du Parlement géorgien.

http://dspace.nplg.gov.ge/handle/1234/13523


15 hours 50 min ago Open Access Archaeology Digest #547 << Open Access Archaeology Your Open Access (free to read) Archaeology daily:

Notes on Helms from Petworth Church and Wimborne Minster
http://bit.ly/101rQf0

Celtic Place-names in Orkney.
http://bit.ly/1aFYcyw

A Fragment of a Thirteenth-century Calendar from Holyrood Abbey.
http://bit.ly/141zKJS

Madagascar and Indonesia: new evidence from archaeology and linguistics
http://bit.ly/1wSKE2n

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16 hours 33 min ago Amphipolis: There might be a fourth chamber in the Tomb << Archaeological News on Tumblr

A high-ranking Ministry of Culture official told Greek news sources that the archaeologists who are currently clearing out the dirt from the third chamber in the Amphipolis tomb believe that a fourth chamber may exist.

Meanwhile, the head of the excavation Katerina Peristeri told journalists that based on the findings so far, she believes the enigmatic tomb definitely dates back to the last quarter of the 4th century B.C. Mrs. Peristeri complained about colleagues who appear in the media claiming that the tomb may have been constructed in the Roman era.

“The tomb is Macedonian. We have all the proof for that.” said Mrs. Peristeri. “It’s futile for some people to say that it is Roman. I feel indignation against some colleagues of mine that speak to the TV channels, just for 5 minutes on prime time TV without knowing anything about the excavation.” (source)