Archaeology Meets Science: Biomolecular Investigations in Bronze Age Greece: The Primary Scientific Evidence 1997 - 2003

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Table of Contents

Archaeology Meets Science: The Background by Yannis Tzedakis and Holley Martlew
Dates and List of the Exhibitions
Map of Central and Eastern Mediterranean
Chronological Chart
Organic Residue Analysis / Ceramic Artefacts
Introduction to the History of Organic Residue Analysisp. 2
Certainty and Doubt in Organic Residue Analysisp. 5
Methods and Primary Evidence for Analytical Results / Ceramic Artefacts / Neolithic and Bronze Age Sites
Analysis of Organic Remains in the Fabric of Minoan and Mycenaean Pottery Sherds by Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometryp. 12
Absorbed Organic Residues in Pottery from the Minoan Settlement of Pseira, Cretep. 48
Organic Residue Analysis: Pseirap. 74
Organic Residue Analysis: Chrysokaminop. 87
Chrysokamino: Occupational Health and the Earliest Medicines on Cretep. 108
Organic Residue Analysis of Ceramics from the Neolithic Cave of Gerani, West Cretep. 121
Organic Residues in Pottery of the Bronze Age in Greecep. 125
Alternative Approaches to Organic Residue Analysis: The Early Helladic Cemetery at Kalamaki; the Mycenaean Settlement on Salamis; the Late Helladic Cemetery at Sykia; Vivara, Settlement of Punta d'Alaca, Bay of Naples, Italyp. 144
Atypical Calcium Carbonate Precipitates in Narrow-necked Late Helladic Jars: A Potential Indicator of Organic Residuesp. 163
The Chemical Identification of Resinated Wine and a Mixed Fermented Beverage in Bronze Age Pottery Vessels of Greecep. 169
Methods and Primary Evidence for Stable Isotope Analysis Neolithic and Bronze Age Sites / Skeletal Material
Stable Isotope Evidence of Past Human Diet at the Sites of the Neolithic Cave of Gerani; the Late Minoan III Cemetery of Armenoi; Grave Circles A and B at the Palace Site of Mycenae; and Late Helladic Chamber Tombsp. 220
Stable Isotope Results from New Sites in the Peloponnese: Cemeteries at Sykia, Kalamaki and Spaliarcikap. 231
Lessons for the Future
Protocols: Ceramic Artefacts and Skeletal Materialp. 236
Biomolecular Archaeology in the Aegean Context: Problems and Prospectsp. 238
Site Descriptions and Catalogue Entries
Introductionp. 244
Chrysokamino, An Early Minoan Smelting Site on the Northeast Coast of Cretep. 245
The Early Helladic Cemetery at Kalamaki in the Northwest Peloponnesep. 249
The Late Helladic Cemetery of Portes in the Northwest Peloponnesep. 250
Pseira, A Minoan Settlement on an Islet off the Northeast Coast of Cretep. 251
The Mycenaean Settlement on the Island of Salamis in the Saronic Gulfp. 263
The Mycenaean Cemetery at Sykia in Laconia, Southeast Peloponnesep. 269
Vivara, Settlement of Punta d'Alaca, Bay of Naples, Italyp. 273
Concordance of Exhibition Cataloguep. 281
Indexp. 295
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