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The INSTAP-SCEC Newsletter, published annually, is a marvelous way to keep up with events and happenings at the Center. This newsletter contains short articles on member projects, work conducted at the Center, and special features. It regularly offers scholars from the Center a forum for presenting their work.

Volume 12 Fall 2009
Everyone likes a new gadget, especially when it makes work easier and more efficient. If that gadget is easy to operate as well, then it is a truly useful tool. This, we believe, has been found in our latest addition to the arsenal of tools in use at the Kentro.

 

Volume 11 Fall 2009
In March of 2007, a bulldozer widening the highway near Pacheia Ammos uncovered a Minoan pithos burial and a small cave filled with Early Minoan III pottery. In the search for additional tombs, a series of cuttings in bedrock filled with sherds were discovered at a location called Pefka, across the road from the small cave and the Minoan burial.

 

Volume 10 Winter 2007-2008
The year 2007 marked a new chapter in the development of Archaeochemistry Research in the Eastern Mediterranean (ARCHEM), a project devoted to the extraction, analysis and contextualization of organic residues from archaeological artifacts. Thanks to the generosity of INSTAP and the Hellenic Studies Endowment Fund of Wayne State University’s Department of Classics, Greek and Latin, we were able to expand the ARCHEM team from one to three by bringing in two students from WSU.

 

Volume 9 Fall 2006
During the early LM IIAI to late LM IIA2 period of reoccupation at Mochlos, the Limenaria cemetery was large and wealthy. The architecture and the vessel assemblages found in Tomb 15 are exceptional, which suggesets that it belonged to an elite individual. Here four objects from the tomb artifact assemblage were identified by Jeffrey Soles (1999) as being ritually killed: (1) a ladle with a detached handle, (2) a conical rhyton with a detached pouring spout, (3) a colared jug with a detached spout and handle, and (4) a bronze dagger snapped in half.

 

Volume 8 Fall (2005)
The year 2007 marked a new chapter in the development of Archaeochemistry Research in the Eastern Mediterranean (ARCHEM), a project devoted to the extraction, analysis and contextualization of organic residues from archaeological artifacts. Thanks to the generosity of INSTAP and the Hellenic Studies Endowment Fund of Wayne State University’s Department of Classics, Greek and Latin, we were able to expand the ARCHEM team from one to three by bringing in two students from WSU.

 

Volume 7 Fall (2004)
The year 2007 marked a new chapter in the development of Archaeochemistry Research in the Eastern Mediterranean (ARCHEM), a project devoted to the extraction, analysis and contextualization of organic residues from archaeological artifacts. Thanks to the generosity of INSTAP and the Hellenic Studies Endowment Fund of Wayne State University’s Department of Classics, Greek and Latin, we were able to expand the ARCHEM team from one to three by bringing in two students from WSU.

 

Kentro Volume 6 Fall (2003)
At the heart of the INSTAP Study Center's mission is a desire to support the preservation, study, and publication of Cretan and Aegean material culture, and this year's work included auspicious starts in promising new areas.

The successful summer excavations at Azoria and Hagios Charalambos are covered separately by directors' reports. I would also highlight the work done by the staff of the Study Center between September and May, including the consveration of a magnificent series of decorated Archaic pithoi from Azoria, ...

Volume 5 Winter (2002)
The year 2007 marked a new chapter in the development of Archaeochemistry Research in the Eastern Mediterranean (ARCHEM), a project devoted to the extraction, analysis and contextualization of organic residues from archaeological artifacts. Thanks to the generosity of INSTAP and the Hellenic Studies Endowment Fund of Wayne State University’s Department of Classics, Greek and Latin, we were able to expand the ARCHEM team from one to three by bringing in two students from WSU.

Volume 4 Winter (2001)
The year 2007 marked a new chapter in the development of Archaeochemistry Research in the Eastern Mediterranean (ARCHEM), a project devoted to the extraction, analysis and contextualization of organic residues from archaeological artifacts. Thanks to the generosity of INSTAP and the Hellenic Studies Endowment Fund of Wayne State University’s Department of Classics, Greek and Latin, we were able to expand the ARCHEM team from one to three by bringing in two students from WSU.

 

Volume 3 Fall (2000)
This past July, the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete and the American Shool of Classical Studies at Athens hosted "Crete 2000," a six-day conference celebrating the centennial of American and Greek–American archaeological fieldwork on Crete. The event highlighted the pioneering work of the first generation of American excavators on the island, Harriett Boyd, Richard Seager, and Edith Hall, and emphasized both the continuity and new direction of more recent research by American and Greek–American teams.

 

Volume 2 November (1999)
The year 2007 marked a new chapter in the development of Archaeochemistry Research in the Eastern Mediterranean (ARCHEM), a project devoted to the extraction, analysis and contextualization of organic residues from archaeological artifacts. Thanks to the generosity of INSTAP and the Hellenic Studies Endowment Fund of Wayne State University’s Department of Classics, Greek and Latin, we were able to expand the ARCHEM team from one to three by bringing in two students from WSU.

 

Volume 1.1 April (1998)
The year 2007 marked a new chapter in the development of Archaeochemistry Research in the Eastern Mediterranean (ARCHEM), a project devoted to the extraction, analysis and contextualization of organic residues from archaeological artifacts. Thanks to the generosity of INSTAP and the Hellenic Studies Endowment Fund of Wayne State University’s Department of Classics, Greek and Latin, we were able to expand the ARCHEM team from one to three by bringing in two students from WSU.

 

Volume 1.2 October (1998)
The year 2007 marked a new chapter in the development of Archaeochemistry Research in the Eastern Mediterranean (ARCHEM), a project devoted to the extraction, analysis and contextualization of organic residues from archaeological artifacts. Thanks to the generosity of INSTAP and the Hellenic Studies Endowment Fund of Wayne State University’s Department of Classics, Greek and Latin, we were able to expand the ARCHEM team from one to three by bringing in two students from WSU.

 

 

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