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Contributions to the Prehistory of Greece and the Aegean

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Contributions to the Prehistory of Greece and the Aegean, 25 Years of the Polish-Greek Cooperation in Prehistoric Research, ed. by J.K. Kozlowski, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, Krakow 2017

Magdalena Moskal-del Hoyo, Maria Ntinou
The anthracological analyses within the framework of the Polish-Greek collaboration at prehistoric sites in Greece
Jaroslaw Wilczynski
Polish contributions to the study of changes in the faunal record of Late Pleistocene/ Early Holocene Greece
Krzysztof Sobczyk
Contributions to the Middle Palaeolithic in the Argolid
Janusz K. Kozlowski
Contributions to the Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic in Greece and in the Aegean
Malgorzata Kaczanowska
A New Approach to the Neolithisation of the Aegean Basin and Southern Balkans
Adamantios Sampson & Tonia Tsourouni
The excavation at Sarakenos Cave, Kopais Basin, Greece (1994-2016)

The objective of this volume is to sum up the results of 25 years of joint, Greek-Polish investigations into the prehistory of Greece and the Aegean basin. The various papers deal with most important results of excavations as well of analytic works which changed the picture of the evolution of the environment in the Upper Pleistocene and the Early/Middle Holocene. Moreover these results shed new light on the development and cultural relations in the Middle, Upper and Late Palaeolithic, in the Mesolithic and in the Early Neolithic.
The most significant results have been obtained from joint investigations into multilayer sites such as Klissoura Cave 1 in the Argolid and the Sarakenos Cave in Beotia. The results
constituted a basis for proposing a new picture of cultural sequences in the Early Phase of the Upper Palaeolithic, the Mesolithic and the beginning of the Neolithic.
The second area of research that yielded vital discoveries were Aegean islands. The excavations at Maroulas on the island of Kythnos enabled us to formulate a thesis about a specific Mesolithic unit described as "Aegean Mesolithic". This unit confirms seafaring in between Aegean islands and the mainland documented by obsidian circulation. In the "Aegean Mesolithic", too, elements of the Neolithic package appeared, that allowed to put forward a hypothesis of an alternative route of Neolithization due to marine contacts with the eastern part of the Mediterranean basin.