The Greek Island of Santorini, in the context of the Bronze Age, was called Thera. Professor of Archaeology, Dr Louise Hitchcock, The University of Melbourne, joins the show again to discuss what civilization on Thera was like during the Bronze Age.
Some topics explored
- Speculation about if the Therans were from Crete
- The relationship between Therans and Minoan from a governance perspective
- A volcano on the island
- Akrotiri (discovered in the 20th century), a former town on the island where excavations are stil ongoing
- What’s known about the Theran civilization
- Textiles and loom weights
- The late British archaeologist Arthur Evans who performed excavations
- Minoan civilization including frescoes
- What’s known and believed about why the Theran civilization ended
Listen to the episode
The episode is available on major podcast apps: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Music.
- Professor Hitchcock is co-author of Aegean Art and Architecture (Oxford University Press, 1999) and author of Theory for Classics (Routledge, 2008)
- In the episode Dr Hitchcock mentioned these two articles that she authored: Levantine Horned Altars: An Aegean Perspective on the Transformation of Socio-Religious Reproduction and Entangled Threads: Who Owned the West House at Akrotiri (Proofs)
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