I publish here some writings, notes, papers about my research projects. In the future, I hope to develop this page into a full list of publications, with some papers freely downloadable where possible. However, I want this space to be a place also for some notes and comments that I cannot develop further, but could be useful to others. Of course, many random writings end up in blog.
2000. None of these writings is a postgraduate essay as it was submitted, some never were an essay in the first place, and some of them focus on specialist topics that may be too advanced for undergraduates. The English language in the "early writings" is occasionally less than optimal (I know, sorry!), but it is intelligible and I do not plan to review them.
I wrote a few papers for semioticon.com, a website published by the University of Toronto. These are showing the relevance of the study of human behaviours to chronological periods later than those traditionally the focus of such research, and these papers try to provide an overview of such studies applied to a very long portion of human history. Such long perspective is also useful to see how the materialistic, consumistic world archaeologists study and most of us lament in current public life, is a very recent development of our history.
Probing Ancient Landscapes: the semiotics of space, water, and fire (2009)
Tourism and conservation: a difficult relationship (2008) [Session homepage]
Changing gestures and body language in the European Bronze Age (2005) [Session homepage]
Rituals as language (2004) [Seminar homepage]. The second edition is also available.
Stone Age symbolic behaviours: questions and prospects (2003). A new version (updated in October 2006) entitled Gestures and rituals: the archaeological evidence is also available online.
Death of Oetzi the Iceman
some more thoughts and notes have been published in Intute's blog
See Amazon page with details of all books (bookshop not endorsed in any particular way, please shop around for best prices or ask your local library).
About my 2006 project on rock art and landscape near Philippi, Greece, a preliminary note has been published in Antiquity Volume 81 Number 311, 3 2007:
Post-Palaeolithic engravings at Philippi in eastern Macedonia, Greece: rock art in the land of the Hedones
and see PDF papers for an offline version.
I have presented papers at several conferences, and some of these presentations will appear in this website.
Please see my list of publications.