Publications

Books

Berg, I. (forthcoming).
The Cyclades and the Aegean Islands in Prehistory.
London: Routledge.



Berg, I. (2007)
Negotiating Island Identities: the Active Use of Pottery in the Middle and Late Bronze Age Cyclades,
Gorgias Press,
ISBN 978-1-59333-725-4
Gorgias Press


The book explores the history of interaction between Crete and the Cycladic islands from the late Middle to Late Bronze II periods when Minoan influence was at its peak. Based on a thorough investigation of pottery assemblages from Phylakopi, Ayia Irini, Paroikia and Mikre Vigla, the book advocates a rethink of established acculturation scenarios (such as "Minoanisation"). Openness or closure towards outside influences was not predetermined by cultural, geographical or ecological variables but was socially constructed and, in some cases, might even be considered a conscious social strategy. As such, the book contrasts static and deterministic models of insularity and contact with complex, flexible and culturally determined perspectives which acknowledge the ability of island communities to consciously fashion their worlds and make choices about the nature and degree of interaction with their neighbours.
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Berg, I. (2008)
Breaking the Mould: Challenging the Past through Pottery. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Prehistoric Ceramics. University of Manchester, 6-8 October 2006
(BAR International Series 1861).
Oxford: Archaeopress. ISBN 9781407303444
Archaeo Press


This book presents the proceedings of an international pottery conference held at the University of Manchester in 2006. Over 50 delegates from Britain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy and the Republic of Macedonia presented papers on interdisciplinary ceramics research across the globe. The contributions fall into three themes: 1) advances in methodology, 2) issues of identity and 3) the contribution of the sciences. True to the theme of the conference, all the papers exemplify how careful analysis of the social, technological, economic and political context allows us to extract much information about how ceramics fit into the social matrix of a society and advance our interpretations
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Articles

Berg, I. 2013. Marine creatures and the sea in Bronze Age Greece: ambiguities of meaning. Journal of Maritime Archaeology 81-27.
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Berg, I. 2013. The potter's wheel in Mycenaean Greece: A re-assessment. In: Graziadio, G., Guglielmino, R., Lenuzza, V. and S. Vitale (eds.) Φιλικη ∑υναυλια. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology for Mario Benzi (BAR International Series 2460). Oxford: Archaeopress, pp. 113-122.
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Berg, I. and Edelheim, J. 2012. The attraction of islands: travellers and tourists in the Cyclades (Greece) in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change Vol. 10, No. 1,84-98
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Berg, I. 2012. Island Attractions? Travel Writing on the Cyclades from the Middle Ages until the Modern Day
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Berg, I. and Ambers, J. 2012. Identifying forming techniques in Knossian Bronze Age pottery: the potential of X-radiography
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Berg, I. 2011. What's in a forming technique? An Investigation into Wheel-throwing and Wheel-coiling in Bronze Age Crete. Old Potter's Almanack 16, 9-12.
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Berg, I. 2011. Towards a conceptualisation of the sea: artefacts, iconography and meaning, in: G. Vavouranakis (ed.) The Seascape in Aegean Prehistory. Athens: Danish Institute at Athens, pp. 119-138.
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Berg, I. 2011. Exploring the Chaîne Opératoire of Ceramics through X-radiography, in: S. Scarcella (ed.) Archaeological Ceramics: A Review of Current Research, BAR International Series S2193. Oxford. Archaeopress, pp. 57-63.
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Berg, I. 2010. Re-capturing the sea: the past and future of 'island archaeology' in Greece Shima - The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures. 4.1, 16-26.
Berg, I. (forthcoming). Clay Pottery and Figurines: Establishing Manufacture through X-radiography. In: E. Kyriakidis (ed.) The Philioremos Peak Sanctuary. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA: Los Angeles, California.
Berg, I. 2009. X-radiography of Knossian Bronze Age Vessels: Assessing our Knowledge of Primary Forming Techniques, Annual of the British School at Athens 104, 137-173.
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Berg, I. 2008. Looking through Pots: Recent Advances in Ceramics X-radiography. Journal of Archaeological Science 35, 1177-1188.
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Berg, I. 2007. Meaning in the Making: The Potter's Wheel at Phylakopi, Melos (Greece), Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 26, 234-252.
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Berg, I. (2007) 'Aegean Bronze Age seascapes: a case study in movement, contact and interaction', in: S. Antoniadou and A. Pace (eds.). Mediterranean Crossroads. Athens. Pierides Foundation, pp. 387-415.
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Berg, I. (2006) 'The 'Western String': A Reassessment', Proceedings of the 10th International Cretological Congress, Society of Cretan Historical Studies, 135-150.
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Berg, I. 2006. A Comparative Look at the Use of the Potter's Wheel in Bronze Age Greece, in: Ancient Greek Technology. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Ancient Greek Technology. Athens: Techniko Epimelitirio Helladas, pp. 189-194.
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Berg, I. (2004) 'The Meanings of Standardization: Conical Cups in the Late Bronze Age Aegean ', Antiquity 78, 74-85.
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Berg, I. 2004 Performing Religion: Practitioners and Cult Places in Minoan Crete, in: T. Insoll (ed.), Belief in the Past. The Proceedings of the 2002 Manchester Conference on Archaeology and Religion (BAR International Series 1212), pp. 20-35.
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Berg, I. (2002) 'Negotiating Island Identities: Ceramic Production in the Cyclades during the Middle and Late Bronze Age', World Islands in Prehistory. International Insular Investigations. V Deia International Conference of Prehistory, BAR International Series 1095, 186 - 188.
Berg, I. (2000) 'The Pots at Phylakopi: Applying Statistical Techniques to Archaeology', Chance, 13, 8 - 15.
Berg, I. (1999) 'The Southern Aegean System', Journal of World Systems Research 5, 475 - 484.

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Reviews

Berg, I. 2014. Book review of Orton & Hughes (2nd ed.), Pottery in Archaeology, Journal of Post-Medieval Archaeology 48, 526-527.
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Berg, I. 2013. Book review of Tolias, Mapping Greece, 1420-1800, Cartographica 48,, 151-152.
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Berg, I. 2012. Book review of O'Connor, Clark and Leach, Islands of Inquiry: Colonization, Seafaring and the Archaeology of Maritime Landscapes, Island Studies Journal 7, 163-165.
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Berg, I. 2012. Book review of Billig, Inseln. Geschichte einer Faszination, Island Studies Journal 7, 150-153.
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Berg, I. 2010. Book review of Hurcombe, Archaeological Artefacts as Material Culture, Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 20, 278-279.
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Berg, I. 2009. Book review of Renfrew et al. (eds.) The Excavations at Phylakopi 1974-1977. Gnomon 81. 624-627.
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Berg, I. 2007. Book reviews of J. Chrysostomides, C. Dendrinos and J. Harris (eds.), The Greek Islands and the Sea, and F. Lätsch, Insularität und Gesellschaft in der Antike, Journal of Hellenic Studies 127, 208-209.
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Berg, I. 2003. Book review of 'T. Hölscher, Klassische Archäologie: Grundwissen, Antiquity 77, 637-638.
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Berg, I., 2001. Book review of 'C. Broodbank, An Island Archaeology of the Early Cyclades' and 'C. Souyoudzolgou-Haywood, The Ionian Islands', Antiquity 75. 2, 438-440.

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Berg, I., 1999. Book review of 'Thera in the Bronze Age' (1997) by Phyllis Young Forsyth, in: Archaeological Review from Cambridge 16.1, 136-139.

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