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Beyond Oikos: outdoor spaces, daily life and sociality in Neolithic Greece

The research project Beyond Oikos: outdoor spaces, daily life and sociality in Neolithic Greece (BONDS) is hosted at the University of Crete in collaboration with the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge. This is a three-year research project, funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (H.F.R.I.) under the ‘2nd Call – H.F.R.I. Research Projects for the support of Postdoctoral Researchers’ (Project Number: 00229).

The goal of BONDS is to explore aspects of daily domestic practices and crafts production – that were performed outside the buildings at the open-air, outdoor ,and public spaces during the Neolithic period. The project focuses on northern Greece, including Thessaly and Macedonia, where a dense concentration of Neolithic sites provides a rich data set for examination. Unpublished data from four case study sites are here selected: Kleitos 1, Makriyalos, Makri and Imvrou Pigadi. BONDS integrates published and unpublished data, approaching the various local and regional scale histories, in order to develop a novel and varied overarching synthesis of social lifeways in Neolithic northern Greece.

BONDS research project is implemented due to the fine collaboration with the Ephorates of Antiquities of Phiotida & Evritania, Kozani, Pieria and Evros.