Kramer-Hajos examines the Euboean Gulf region in Central Greece to explain its flourishing during the post-palatial period.
1. Introduction to the region and theoretical approaches;
2. The ethos of the sword - the creation of early Mycenaean elite culture;
3. The role of elite networks in the Mycenaeanization of the provinces;
4. Seals and swords and changing ideologies; 5: Prehistoric politics - the creation of the periphery;
6. Palatial concerns - ships and exotica;
7. Reactions to collapse - the rise of a sailor-warrior culture;
8. Modeling collapse and revival;
Margaretha Kramer-Hajos has taught at the University of Michigan and at Indiana University. She is the recipient of an Award for Excellence in College Teaching from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. Her articles have appeared in Hesperia, the Journal of Hellenic Studies, and Kadmos; and a monograph was published with British Archaeological Reports in 2008. Her research focuses on Mycenaean Central Greece.