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13th International Congress of Cretan Studies, 5-9 October 2022, Hagios Nikolaos, Crete

Download the program for the 13th International Congress of Cretan Studies, 5-9 October 2022, Hagios…

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Archaeologists honored at 5th Ierapetra Tourism Festival, a celebration of tourism and tradition

We want to highlight a wonderful celebration in the village of Kavousi on Sunday night…

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Fall 2022 Lecture Series at the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete

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Life and Death on Chryssi Island in the Early Byzantine Period

This talk presents the results of ongoing research on human skeletal remains from Chryssi Island.…

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A Soles Celebration: 50 Years of Archaeological Research at Mochlos

Friends from Mochlos, Crete, and the wider archaeological community joined members of the Soles family Friday…

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#INSCRIBE Project Visits the Study Center

In late June the Study Center hosted Yiannis Xenikakis, Roberta Ravanelli, Matilde Civitillo, and Riccardo…

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Study Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Lecture and Workshop, June 10-12, 2022

It was a thrill to see so many friends and colleagues back on Crete for…

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Important donation to the W.A. McDonald Laboratory of Petrography

We are happy to announce that Professor P.P. Betancourt donated his collection of almost 800…

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Study Center Members Carly Henkel and Sotiria Kiorpe at the third International Congress on Archaeological Sciences in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East

The third International Congress on Archaeological Sciences in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East…

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News from the Study Center Library!

Several members have inquired about space in the library this spring and summer, and we…

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Opening a New Window onto the Western Mirabello: Archaeological Investigations at the Minoan Harbor of Khavania

This paper presents the preliminary results of the Khavania Archaeological Project, which was conducted over…

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The Minoan-Type Peak Sanctuary at Stelida, Naxos: Preliminary Insights from the 2019/21 Seasons

Though Stelida (NW Naxos) is best known as a Palaeolithic site, excavations in 2019 revealed…

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Potters in Transition: Evolutions and Changes in Mochlos Ceramics from Middle Minoan IIIA to Late Minoan IA

This presentation explores pottery from the early levels of the Ceremonial Building B.2 at Mochlos,…

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New Dissertation Explores Homer’s Description of The Shield of Achilles through a Study of Minoan Representational Conventions

This week Lucie Valentinová resumed her study of Minoan iconography at the INSTAP Study Center…

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New essay by Dr. Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan explores diaries written by the French colonel tasked with the administration of east Crete in 1897 and 1898

There are several topics of interest for scholars working on Cretan studies, including modes and…

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Kentro Volume 24 Now Available!

Kentro: The Newsletter of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete, volume 24 (Fall 2021)…

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Narratives of Youth and Aging at Minoan Peak Sanctuaries, Céline Murphy, Zoom Lecture on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 (7 pm in Greece or 12 pm EST)

The first criterion by which Minoan peak sanctuary figurines are typically classified and characterised, in…

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Trying to Understand Social Change in Iron Age Crete, David B. Small, Zoom Lecture on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 (7 pm in Greece or 12 pm EST)

Elite competition is often seen as one of the principal forces behind social change. Such…

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Sealing with Images in Kato Zakros: New Research on the Impressed Nodules from the Neopalatial Town, Dr. Maria Anastasiadou, Zoom Lecture on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 (7 pm in Greece or 12 pm EDT)

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Taking a New Look at the Dispersal of Domestic Animals from the Near East to Europe

The timing and process of the dispersal of domestic animals from the Near East to…

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Friends of the INSTAP Study Center – Now on Facebook!

The Friends of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete have launched a new group…

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Emulation, Competition, and Conflict in Aegean ‘Art’ of the 15th Century BCE, Robert B. Koehl, Zoom Lecture on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (7 pm in Greece or 12 pm EDT)

The excavation at Pylos of the Tomb of the Griffin Warrior in 2015 provided welcome…

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Consuming Goddesses: an Analytical Project on LM IIIC Ceramics from Kephala Vasilikis with Reference to Contemporary Sites on the Isthmus of Ierapetra, Dr. Eleni Nodarou, Zoom Lecture on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 (7 pm in Greece or 12 pm EDT)

Three decades of survey and excavation have brought to light important settlements of the LM…

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A New Look at Legacy Data: Settlement and Society in the Archaic and Classical Mirabello, Grace K. Erny, Zoom lecture on May 5, 2021, 12:00 pm EDT and 7:00 pm in Greece

Since the early 1970s, intensive surveys have yielded important information about rural settlement patterns and…

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Interpretation of the Natural World in Bronze Age Cretan Glyptic, Dr. Sydney Sarasin, Zoom lecture on April 21, 2021, 12:00 pm EDT and 7:00 pm in Greece

The natural world is a common theme in Bronze Age Cretan art and a popular…

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The Return of the Collective: Prepalatial and Protopalatial Larnakes on Crete, Laura Ursprung Nerling

A webinar by Laura Ursprung Nerling, doctoral candidate in the Dept. of Ancient Mediterranean Studies…

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From Excavation to Archaeological Site: Building a Paradigm for Preservation, a webinar by Dr. S. Chlouveraki

After more than a century of intense archaeological research in Greece and the broader Mediterranean…

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New Doctoral Study Examines Pottery from Peak Sanctuaries near Ierapetra, Antigoni Kalara

This fall Antigoni Kalara began work on her dissertation for the Dept. of History and…

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Investing in Identity: Taphonomic and Osteological Evidence for the Formation of Collective Memories in the EBA-MBA Petras Cemetery, Sotiria Kiorpe

This talk by Sotiria Kiorpe (above), doctoral candidate in the Department of Archaeology at the…

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Kentro Volume 23 Now Available!

Kentro: The Newsletter of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete, volume 23 (Fall 2020)…

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New Dissertation Will Investigate the Role of Plants in Bronze Age Religion

This fall Carly Henkel (above right) began her doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr.…

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Seager Fellow Calculates the Volumes of Drinking Vessels from Mochlos

This year’s Seager Fellow, Charles Sturge, is a graduate student in the Dept. of Classics…

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Petrography Intern Focuses on Pottery from Chania

The 2020 petrography intern, Stavroula Fouriki, examined thin sections of Late Minoan IB–IIIB:2 pottery from…

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Conservation Lab Completes Massive Project

Kathy Hall and Matina Tzari have finished conserving nearly 2,000 objects excavated by Dr. Metaxia…

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Senior Researcher from the Corpus of Minoan and Mycenaean Seals (CMS) at Heidelberg University Visits the Study Center to Take a New Look at Cretan Seals

Dr. Maria Anastasiadou, this year’s recipient of the Harriet Boyd Hawes Fellowship, will spend six…

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Work Resumes on the Next Pseira Volume

In July Prof. Natalia Poulou brought a small team of students from the University of…

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The Study Center Reopens

On March 18, 2020, the INSTAP Study Center closed along with the majority of Greek…

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Dimitra Mylona

Study Center zooarchaeologist, Dimitra Mylona, publishes Innovative Study of Aegean coastal communities in the Bronze…

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Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan

Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan reports on her recent sabbatical at the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete…

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Thomas Brogan

Study Center Director, Thomas Brogan, delivers the M. Joukowsky Lecture to AIA societies in Vancouver,…

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New Friends of the INSTAP Study Center Launched with an Event in Washington, D.C.

On January 4, 2020, the new Friends of the INSTAP Study Center (FISC) organization held…

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Study Center Fellow, Niki Saridaki, Successfully Defends Ph.D. Thesis at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

In December 2019 Niki Saridaki completed her Ph.D. dissertation in the School of Archaeology and…

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5th Conference on Archaeological Work in Crete

Projects and Scholars Supported by the INSTAP Study Center Present Results at the 5th Conference…

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New Brochure Highlights the Work of INSTAP, the INSTAP Study Center, and the INSTAP Academic Press

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Study Center Co-organizes Workshop in Cyprus Exploring Ancient Purple Dye Production in the Eastern Mediterranean

In collaboration with Maria Iakovou and Vasiliki Kassianidou of the University of Cyprus, Dimitra Mylona…

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Conservation Lab Receives Grant from the International Music and Art Foundation to Purchase Portable XRF

In October 2019 the Study Center received a substantial grant from the International Music and…

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Kentro Volume 22 Now Available!

Kentro: The Newsletter of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete, volume 22 (Fall 2019)…

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Study Center Fellow, Georgios Doudalis, Successfully Defends Ph.D. Thesis at Heidelberg University

Congratulations are due to Dr. Georgios Doudalis, recipient of the 2015 Richard Seager Fellowship from…

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Lecture at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens Highlights the Mission and Operation of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete

Tom Brogan delivered a lecture at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in…

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