Akrotiri, Thera. Forty Years of Research (1967 – 2007)
Scientific Colloquium, 15-16 December 2007
Christos C. Doumas
Publisher: Society for the Promotion of Studies on Prehistoric Thera (2021)
Dimensions: 29 x 21.5cm
The fourth decade (1997 – 2007) of Archaeological activity at Akrotiri, Thera, saw the completion of the excavation of the shafts for the foundations of the pillars of the new bioclimatic shelter, and the satisfactory progress of the study of the finds. since the presentation of our excavation and research work at regular intervals is almost and institution, one more colloquium was organised in 2007, in order to present the particularly important new discoveries and the multifaceted scientific approach to the diverse issues arising from the recent excavations.
Needless to say, our obligation to make known to the scholarly community, as well as to the general public, the significant work being carried out at Akrotiri could not be fully met without the publication of the proceeding of that meeting. In 2021, fourteen years after the 2007 colloquium, our initial aim was eventually fulfilled, with the publication of the Proceedings of the Two-day Colloquium on 40 Years of Research at Akrotiri (1967 – 2007). This exceptionally long delay, which was due to many and varied setbacks, certainly beyond our control, in no way diminishes the scientific interest of this volume, the contributions to which are the fruit of many years of research and experience in the scientific field, offering a rich body of new material and expressing interesting interpretations and fresh ideas. Indeed, in order to reach as wide a readership as possible, it was decided to publish the book in English.