Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. The Red Figure Pottery of Apulia. Fasc. 1


Alexander Cambitoglou & Michael Turner
Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (2008)
ISBN: 9781742100913

Established in 1919, The Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (CVA) series brings together the known holdings of Greek and Italian pottery held in museums and private collections around the world into a standard format. There are now nearly 350 volumes from 26 countries in the series.

This is the first CVA to be written on an Australian collection. It focuses on the Nicholson Museum's collection of South Italian pottery from Apulia. The first pieces, comprising 28 complete pots were acquired by the museum's founder Sir Charles Nicholson and given to the University in 1860. Since then the South Italian collection has grown through gifts and purchases and now numbers over 250 items.

"This CVA breaks ground on two fronts. First, all of the eighty-six vases and fragments are reproduced in color. The use of color plates is especially appropriate for Apulian vases which depend to a great extent on added color for their overall effect. All the vases and sherds were photographed under the same lighting conditions so one can compare clay color from one vase to the next. A considerable number of the plates are generously given over to one side of a single vase, and side views are provided as well as front and back. Second, a CD of digital images is included for the first time in a CVA; this allows one to read the text and study the images without having to flip back to the plates which are bound into the volume. In preparation for this volume old restorations were removed, and the Tarantine rhyton was taken apart, demonstrating that it was an amalgam of various different pots." Jennifer Neils, Bryn Mawr Classical Review: 2010.09.38

Hardcover, 96 pp, 105 colour pls, 9 figs (profile drawings), CD-Rom

The volume is co-authored by Professor Cambitoglou, Director Emeritus of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, and Michael Turner, former Senior Curator of the Nicholson Museum.

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Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. The Nicholson Museum, The University of Sydney. The Red Figure and Overpainted Pottery of South Italy. Fasc. 2


Michael Turner & Alexander Cambitoglou
Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (2014)
ISBN: 9781742103297

This is the second Australian fascicule of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. It comprises sixty-six whole pots and fragments from the South Italian collection of Lucanian, Campanian, Paestan, Sicilian and Gnathian pottery in the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney.

The volume includes six pots donated by the museum's founder Sir Charles Nicholson in 1860, purchased in Italy in 1856-57, as well as thirty-three pots acquired by Dale Trendall, both during his years as curator of the museum (1939-1954) and following his move to Canberra in 1954.

The volume is co-authored by Michael Turner, former Senior Curator of the Nicholson Museum, and Professor Cambitoglou, Director Emeritus of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens.

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Torone I : the excavations of 1975, 1976, and 1978

Torone 1

edited by Alexander Cambitoglou, John K. Papadopoulos & Olwen Tudor Jones
Athens Archaeological Etaireria (2001)
ISSN: 1106-7785

The volume Torone 1 is the first in a projected series of in-depth reports on the archaeological excavations conducted at Torone, in the Chalkidike (Macedonia), as a collaborative project between the AAIA and the Archaeological Society at Athens in the years from 1975 through to 1990. Since then underwater, topographical and geophysical examinations have been undertaken at the site and its environs. The excavations at this important settlement which straddled some of the most intensely travelled sea lanes in the Aegean are a milestone in the archaeological annals of the northern section of that sea. The excavations have shown that Torone served as an important harbour during various historical periods; from the Final Neolithic through to the Ottoman period. In addition to the fortifications and domestic buildings of various periods a number of burials were also unearthed, again of different periods, with the most impressive being those of the Early Iron Age (eleventh and tenth centuries BC). Torone 1 provides a detailed historical introduction to the site and an account of the excavations of 1975 through to 1978 with exhaustive presentations and discussions on a wide range of finds which date from the Bronze Age through to Early Modern with an emphasis on the Archaic/Classical and Late Roman periods.

The Archaeology of Kythera


Timothy E. Gregory & Lita Tzortsopoulou-Gregory
Meditarch Publications (2015)
ISBN: 9780958026567

The Archaeology of Kythera is the only handbook to the history of the Greek island of Kythera ever written. The book is co-authored by Professor Timothy E. Gregory (Ohio State University, USA) and Dr Lita Tzortsopoulou-Gregory (AAIA), who have decades of experience working and living on the island. This book, which covers the material culture and history of the island from Neolithic times until the modern era, is the result of years of research and reflects the deep familiarity and rapport its authors have with Kythera.

416 pages
172 x 251 mm
Richly illustrated in colour throughout

The publication of The Archaeology of Kythera has been made possible by a generous subsidy from the Aroney Trust.

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