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A Crusader, Ottoman, and Early Modern Aegean Archaeology

Built Environment and Domestic Material Culture in the Medieval and Post-Medieval Cyclades, Greece (13th – 20th Centuries AD)

Athanasios K. Vionis
01 January 2012
A Crusader, Ottoman, and Early Modern Aegean Archaeology Leiden University Press
A Crusader, Ottoman, and Early Modern Aegean Archaeology Leiden University Repository


This ASLU volume examines the built environment and aspects of domestic material culture of the Late Byzantine/Frankish, Ottoman and Early Modern Cyclades in the Aegean (13th – 20th centuries). On the basis of primary archaeological data gathered by the Cyclades Research Project, this monograph’s aims are the reconstruction of everyday domestic life in towns and villages, the identification of socio-cultural identities that shaped or were reflected on pre-Modern material remains, and the history of island landscapes through the study of certain aspects of material culture. Aspects of ‘material culture’ analysed in this study include settlement layout (fortified settlements and undefended nucleated villages), domestic buildings (housing of urban character, peasant housing and farmsteads), ceramics (locally produced and imported glazed tableware), internal fittings (built structures and mobile fittings) and island-costumes (male and female dress codes).


Athanasios Vionis was elected to the position of Lecturer in Byzantine Art and Archaeology at the University of Cyprus in 2009, he has collaborated with survey and excavation projects in Greece, Cyprus and Turkey, and his research interests include landscape archaeology, domestic architecture and the use of domestic space, ceramic production-distribution-use, the archaeology of food, and daily life in the Byzantine, Frankish, Ottoman and Early Modern Aegean.

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