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  • Campus Argestaeus: a Landscape Frozen in Time

    on May 23, 13 • in Antiquty, Articles, Management, News, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off on Campus Argestaeus: a Landscape Frozen in Time

    Damjan DONEV Campus Argestaeus: a Landscape Frozen in Time (a field report) Abstract In this article we present the results of the first season of a small, micro-regional survey project in the Middle Vardar Valley. After a brief description of the survey area’s location and the physical environment, we discuss the method of fieldwork and the preliminary findings. It is possible that in Antiquity, the wider study region was the hinterland of the town Argos on the Vardar, mentioned in historical texts and in the epigraphic record; hence the title of the project. One of the

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  • Local Supply for Chipped Stone Tools from the Site of Rug Bair

    on Apr 16, 13 • in Archaeology, Articles, Neolithic, News, Prehistory, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off on Local Supply for Chipped Stone Tools from the Site of Rug Bair

    Vasilka DIMITROVSKA Local Supply for Chipped Stone Tools from the Site of Rug Bair Abstract This paper presents the results of the analyses of raw material used in the production of chipped stone tools collected during the excavation of Rug Bair. Through the analyses of the stone artefacts, an attempt was made at constructing a more comprehensive picture of the raw materials and petrologic characteristics of the chipped stone industry at Rug Bair. The stone tools from Neolithic sites in the Republic of Macedonia have not been thoroughly analyzed in terms of raw materials. The

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  • The Image of Early Medieval Barbaroi in Contemporary Written Sources and Modern Scholarship: the Balkan Perspective

    on Apr 8, 13 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Articles, Late antique, Middle Ages, News • with Comments Off on The Image of Early Medieval Barbaroi in Contemporary Written Sources and Modern Scholarship: the Balkan Perspective

    Jelena JARIĆ The Image of Early Medieval Barbaroi in Contemporary Written Sources and Modern Scholarship: the Balkan Perspective Abstract The barbarians of the Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages were of scholarly interest from the 19th c. onwards. Though there are numerous publications on various aspects of the barbarians, most of it focuses on the role they had in the collapse of the Western and the trails of the Eastern Roman Empire. During the last two decades, an enormous scholarly contribution is given into dampening the negative representation of the Early Medieval barbarians as primitive,

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  • House development in the cities of the Republic of Macedonia throughout Antiquity

    on Mar 18, 13 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Architecture, Articles, Hellenistic period, History, Republic of Macedonia, Roman period • with Comments Off on House development in the cities of the Republic of Macedonia throughout Antiquity

    Dafina GERASIMOVSKA House Development in the Cities of the Republic of Macedonia throughout Antiquity Abstract The Classical dwellings found on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia have been given only partial attention, so far. This text will focus on the development of these houses through the Antiquity. The earliest representatives of urban living, dated to the Early Antiquity, created a world of intimacy, with their relatively small scale and simple plan. Much is known of this kind of houses through the remains of such dwellings found in the settlement of Vardarski Rid, near the

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  • Social status as reflected through metal objects found in archaic burials from Macedonia

    on Feb 24, 13 • in Ancient Greece, Antiquty, Archaeology, Art, Articles, Greece, Hellenistic period, History, News, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off on Social status as reflected through metal objects found in archaic burials from Macedonia

    Nathalie DEL SOCORRO Social Status as Reflected through Metal Objects Found in Archaic Burials from Macedonia Abstract Grave goods constitute a particularly important source of information about social status in periods where written sources are unavailable. They also allow us to get an idea of the beliefs expressed in the funerary rites they evoke. In the case of ancient Macedonia, they are major indicators of the changes that took place during the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. with the apparition of higher social classes. Among these grave goods, there are a number of imported objects which

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  • Exhibition: “Central Balkan between the Greek and the Celtic world”

    on Feb 6, 13 • in Ancient Greece, Antiquty, Archaeology, Art, Articles, Cultural heritage, Exhibition, News, Serbia • with Comments Off on Exhibition: “Central Balkan between the Greek and the Celtic world”

    The exhibition “Central Balkan between the Greek and the Celtic world” is still opened for visitors in the Atrium of the National Museum in Belgrade (Serbia), presenting the artifacts discovered after a decade of archaeological explorations at the archaeological site of Kale, in Krševica near the town of Bujanovac.   Numerous remains of buildings, furnaces, pottery, as well as parts of unique system of water supply from the 4th century B.C. were found at the surface of 5 acres. The entire necropolis was organized according to Greek models, and it was inhabited during the time of Alexander

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