Kythera Island Project


A. Bevan 2002 'The Rural Landscape of Neopalatial Kythera: a GIS Perspective', Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 15.2: 217-256.
Preliminary spatial analysis of settlement hierarchy, land use and location for the Second Palace (Neopalatial) sites on Kythera (uses data available in 2001).

A. Bevan, E. Kiriatzi, C. Knappett, E. Kappa and S. Papachristou 2002 'Excavation of Neopalatial Deposits at Tholos (Kastri), Kythera', Annual of the British School at Athens 97: 55-96.
A full report of the excavation of rock-cut features at Tholos in August 2000. Includes detailed pottery analysis.

A. Bevan, C. Frederick and N. Krahtopoulou 2003 'A Digital Mediterranean Countryside: GIS Approaches to the Spatial Structure of the Post-medieval Landscape on Kythera (Greece)', Archeologia e Calcolatori 14: 217-236.
A quantitative study of the visible/mapped field enclosures, terraces, trackways and buildings on Kythera, based on two datasets: the Hellenic Military Geographical Service 1:5,000 maps and geoarchaeological survey data.

A. Bevan and J. Conolly 2004 'GIS, Archaeological Survey and Landscape Archaeology on the Island of Kythera, Greece', Journal of Field Archaeology 29: 123-138.
A preliminary exploration of four GIS studies arising out of KIP survey data: i) modern field systems, ii) ground surface visibility iii) site characterisation and iv) terrain ruggedness and site location.

A. Bevan and J. Conolly 2006 'Multi-scalar Approaches to Settlement Distributions' in Lock, G. and B. Molyneaux (eds.) Confronting Scale in Archaeology: Issues of Theory and Practice: 217-34. New York: Springer Press.
An appraisal, drawing on KIP data, of multi-scale point pattern analysis techniques (particularly Ripley's K-function) and their applicability to settlement patterns and archaeological survey data.

D. Blackman 1999 'Kythera', Archaeological Reports for 1998-1999 45: 20-21.
Summary of 1998 season.

D. Blackman 2000 'Kythera', Archaeological Reports for 1999-2000 46: 22-24.
Summary of 1999 season.

D. Blackman 2001 'Kythera', Archaeological Reports for 2000-2001 47: 20-21.
Summary of 2000 season and the Tholos excavations.

D. Blackman 2002 'Kythera', Archaeological Reports for 2001-2002 48: 16-17.
Summary of 2001 season.

J. Whitley 2003 'Kythera', Archaeological Reports for 2002-2003 49: 16.
Summary of 2002 study season.

J. Whitley 2004 'Kythera', Archaeological Reports for 2003-2004 50: 14-15.
Summary of 2003 study season.

J. Whitley 2005 'Kythera', Archaeological Reports for 2004-2005 51: 14.
Summary of 2004 study season.

J. Whitley 2006 'Kythera', Archaeological Reports for 2005-2006 52: 17.
Summary of 2005 study season.

C. Broodbank 1999 'Kythera Survey: Preliminary Report on the 1998 Season', Annual of the British School at Athens 94: 191-214.
The first KIP preliminary report, a summary of findings from the first season and a discussion of KIP aims.

C. Broodbank 2004 'Minoanisation', Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society 50: 46-91.
A theoretical and methodological discussion of the phenomenon of Minoanisation in the southern Aegean, using Kythera and KIP data as a case study.

C. Broodbank, J. Bennet and J.L. Davis 2004 'Aphrodite Observed: Insularity and Antiquities on Kythera Through Outsiders' Eyes', in J.F. Cherry, C. Scarre and S. Shennan (eds.) Explaining Social Change: Studies in Honour of Colin Renfrew: 227-239. Cambridge: McDonald Institute.
A preliminary analysis of the information concerning Kythera in the 14th to early 19th century AD travellers' accounts, especially the role of the Aphrodite myth and the visitation of antiquities.

C. Broodbank and E. Kiriatzi and J.B. Rutter 2005 'From Pharaoh's Feet to the Slave-Women of Pylos? The History and Cultural Dynamics of Kythera in the Third Palace Period' in A. Dakouri-Hild and E. S. Sherratt (eds) Ace High: Studies Presented to Oliver Dickinson on the Occasion of His Retirement: 70-96. Oxford: Archaeopress
An investigation of settlement patterns and the wider historical and cultural context of Third Palace period (Mycenaean) Kythera.

C. Broodbank and E. Kiriatzi 2007 'The First "Minoans" of Kythera Revisited: Technology, Demography, and Landscape in the Prepalatial Aegean', American Journal of Archaeology 111: 241-74.
A study of the early stages of Cretan cultural affiliation on late Prepalatial Kythera from the perspective of ceramic technology, settlement patterns and the wider socio-economic context in the southern Aegean.

C. Broodbank, T. Rehren and A.-M. Zianni 2007 'Metallurgical analysis of material from the 1960s excavations at Kastri, Kythera', Annual of the British School at Athens 102.
A technological and contextual re-study of the ingots and other metallurgical material from the Kastri excavations.

E. Kiriatzi 2003 'Sherds, Fabrics and Clay Sources: Reconstructing the Ceramic Landscapes of Prehistoric Kythera', in Foster, K. and R. Laffineur (eds.), METRON: Measuring the Aegean Bronze Age: 123-130. Liège: University of Liège (Aegaeum 24).
A discussion of the fabric-based approach adopted in the study of the KIP survey pottery, including ceramic petrology, raw material prospection and experimentation, and its implications for understanding ancient landscape histories.

E. Kiriatzi in press 'Minoanising Pottery Traditions in the SW Aegean: Understanding the Social Context of Technological and Consumption Practices', in A. Touchais, G. Touchais, S. Voutsaki and J. Wright (eds.), Mesohelladika. The Greek Mainland in the Middle Bronze Age, International conference, Athens 8-12 March 2006: Athens: BCH Supplement.
A technological and stylistic assessment of Cretan and Cretan-influenced pottery production in the south-west Aegean, in which KIP data is used as a major set of evidence.

L. Preston 2007 'Bringing in the dead: burials and the local perspective on Kythera in the Second Palace period,' Oxford Journal of Archaeology 26.3: 239-260.
Analysis of the large multi-chambered rock-cut tombs found around Kastri as well as traces of smaller examples from other Second Palace sites in the interior of the island.

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