Dr. Stavros Oikonomidis, Archaeology Instructor, The College of Global Studies, has published an article, “Mycenaeans and the Adriatic: A nautical challenge. Investigating the beginnings of navigation in the Adriatic Sea.” in the December 2012 edition of ENALIA, the journal of the Hellenic Institute of Marine Archaeology.
In this article, Oikonomidis reconsiders decisive parameters for the study of the Mycenaean presence on the Adriatic Sea, in the Late Bronze Age, such as the geography and the local natural phenomena. The scientific analysis of these parameters provides new elements for the understanding of the cultural and political relations between the eastern Adriatic coast and western Greece at a time of transition.
Oikonomidis has recently presented research on “Social Structures and Interaction modalities between Macedonia and the Adjacent Areas during the Bronze Age”; “The Development of the Tumulus along the Adriatic and the Ionian Seas”; and “Preliminary Characterization of Prehistoric shards from Vithkuq, and Maligrad, in SE Albania, by means of EDXRF Spectroscopy and OSL Chronology.”