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Aegean archaeology has had a prominent role at Sheffield for almost thirty years. This concentration led to the establishment in 1995 of the Sheffield Centre for Aegean Archaeology with the support of the University. Since then, the Centre has gone from strength to strength, and its identity was enhanced by the establishment of a Chair in Aegean Archaeology in January 2004. Never before has there been such a concentration of both staff and postgraduate researchers as there is today, and never before have we been able to offer staff, students and academic visitors alike such excellent and wide-ranging facilities for research. The Centre remains dedicated to providing an inter-disciplinary environment for research in to all aspects of the archaeology of the Aegean.
The 5-year project is directed by Dr. Sofia Voutsaki, Groningen Institute of Archaeology. It is financed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the University of Groningen. Additional grants have been received by the Institute of Aegean Prehistory, Philadelphia. The aim of the project is to interpret the important social, political and cultural changes that took place in the southern Greek mainland during the Middle Helladic period and the transition to the Late Helladic (approx. 2000 - 1500 BC). No satisfactory explanation of these changes has ever been given, and they remain one of the most pressing questions of Greek archaeology. The central question, the redefinition of personal, ethnic and cultural identities within wider processes of socio-political change, has a wider relevance and is one of the most debated question in current theoretical debates in archaeology. The task is undertaken by means of an integrated analysis of settlement, funerary, skeletal and iconographic data from the Argolid, northeastern Peloponnese.
Articles on the MH period published by members of the project team, and by scholars collaborating with the project. Also included is unpublished work (e.g. dissertations) as well as forthcoming articles; articles that have appeared in the periodical Hydra, published by Gullög Nordquist and Carol Zerner between 1985 and 1994.
The Sissi Archaeological Project (S.Ar.P.edon) is a collaboration of the French and Dutch speaking universities of Louvain/Leuven and operates in Greece under the auspices of the Belgian School of Athens (EBSA). The archaeological site of Sissi lies just a few kilometres from the palace and town of Malia, one of the largest Middle and Late Bronze Age urban centres on Crete (2000-1200 BCE).