Bill Caraher has a short review of a recent article on the Bronze Age site of Kalamianos at Archaeology of the Mediterranean World. Bill reviews Daniel Pullen’s recent article (“The Life and Death of a Mycenaean Port Town: Kalamianos on the Saronic Gulf”) in the Journal of Maritime Archaeology and places it in a broader scholarly context about the driving forces of ancient trade.
Here’s a snippet of the review:
Two interesting articles landed on my desk over the last few days. D. Pullen’s report in the Journal of Maritime Archaeology on the site of Kalamianos in the the Korinthia and Justin Leidwanger’s article in Journal of Roman Archaeology documented a 2nd-3rd century shipwreck at the site of Fig Tree Bay on Cyprus.
Pullen argues that the impressive coastal site of Kalamianos represented interest of Mycenae in establishing a harbor on the Saronic Gulf in the Late Bronze Age. Situated adjacent to the site of Kolonna on Aigina and perhaps representing the decline in that polity’s political and military influence in the area, Kalamianos was a substantial and apparently urbanized (ing?) site situated at a peninsula that provided two relatively secure anchorages….
Read the rest here.
- A New Mycenaean Center in the Corinthia (Feb. 6, 2012)