Research and Publications

Research

My research areas of interest include Minoan Archaeology and lithics technology and raw material sourcing. I specialize in the analysis of chipped and ground stone implements from various archaeological sites in East Crete. I also spend my summers at Mycenae as a lithics and small finds specialist and field archaeologist/sector supervisor of the excavations in the Lower Town. I have published in a variety of international publications of classical archaeology, including two festschrifts and chapters in excavation volumes. Most recently I am examining the procurement of raw material for the Minoan ground stone implements. A preliminary article is published in the Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece (2007).

Publications
 
"Aspects of Economy and Technology at the Late Bronze Age Site of Pseira, Crete, Based on the Stone Tool Assemblage." Ex Scientia, Vol. 1, No. 1. 1995

Greek and Roman Civilizations, Mark Twain Media Inc. 1996 
African Civilization and History, Mark Twain Media Inc. 1998

Co-author in each of the Pseira Volumes, I-IX: catalogue, description, and interpretative analysis of the ground and chipped stone implements from Pseira, Crete. Edited by Philip P. Betancourt and Costis Davaras, University Museum Press, Philadelphia 
Pseira I. University Museum Monograph 90. 1995 (Eds. Philip P. Betancourt and Costis
Davaras)
Pseira II. (1998)
Pseira III. (1998)
Pseira IV (1999)
Pseira VI (2002)
Pseira VII (2003)
Pseira VIII (2004)
Pseira IX (2005)

"The Late Minoan I Obsidian Workshop at Pseira, Crete" in Melemata: Studies in Aegean Archaeology presented to Malcolm H. Wiener as he enters his 65`" Year. Aegaeum 20. University of Liege (1999)

(D. Evely, T. Strasser, H. Dierckx) "The Cretan Geological Reference Collection for Archaeologists". Kentro. INSTAP (2002)

"Appendix 2: Report on the Chipped and Ground Stone Implements with figures", in Barbara Hayden et al. Reports on the Vrokastro area, Eastern Crete. Volume 2: The settlement History of the Vrokastro Area and Related Studies. University Museum Monograph 119, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (2004). Pp. 7-23, 53-68.

Book Review in AJA October 2004: Procopiou, Hara, and Rend Treuil. Moudre et Boyer. L'interprétation fonctionelle de l'outillage de moutoure et de broyage dans la Préhistoire et l'Antiquité, 1: Methodes: Petrographie, chimie, traceologie, experimentation, ethnoarcheologie. CTHS, Paris 2002. and Procopiou, Hara, and Rend Treuil. Moudre et Broyer. L'interprétation fonctionelle de l'outillage de moutoure et de broyage dans la Préhistoire et l'Antiquité, 2: Archeologie et Histoire du Paleolithique au Moyen Age CTHS (Paris 2002).

“The Study of Ground Stone implements in the 21th Century” in Autochthon: Papers presented to O.T.P.K. Dickinson on the occasion of his retirement. Anastasia Dakouri-Hild and Sue Sherratt (eds.) (Philadelphia 2005)


(H. Dierckx, B. Tsikouras) “Petrographic Characterization Of Rocks From The Mirabello Bay Region, Crete, And Its Application To Minoan Archaeology: The Provenance Of Stone Implements From Minoan Sites.” In Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece vol. XXXVII (Athens 2007)

“Chipped and Ground Stone Implements” and “The Stone Vessels” in Excavations in the Hagios Charalambos Cave: A Preliminary Report. Hesperia 77: pp.562-569 (ASCSA Athens 2008)

Catalogue, description, and interpretative analysis of the ground stone implements from Aghia Photia, Crete (submitted)

Catalogue, description, and interpretative analysis of the chipped and ground stone implements and stone vases from Hagios Charalambos, Crete (submitted)

(M. Tsipopoulou and H. Dierckx) "Aghia Photia-Kouphota. A Center for Metallurgy in the Early Minoan (and Middle Minoan IA?) period". (submitted)
Catalogue, description, and interpretative analysis of the ground and chipped stone implements from Aphrodite Kephali, Crete (submitted) 
Catalogue, description, and interpretative analysis of the ground stone implements from Vronda and Kastro, Kavousi, Crete (submitted)

Catalogue, description, and interpretative analysis of the ground and chipped stone implements from Pachia Ammos Rock Shelter and Industrial Area, Crete (work in progress)

Catalogue, description, and interpretative analysis of the ground stone implements from Halasmenos, Crete (work in progress)

Catalogue, description, and interpretative analysis of the ground stone implements from Petras, House I, Crete (work in progress)

Catalogue, description, and interpretative analysis of the chipped and ground stone implements and the manufacture of stone libation tables from Kato Symi, Crete (work in progress)

Catalogue, description, and interpretative analysis of the ground and chipped stone implements, and other stone artifacts from Mycenae Royal Workshop (work in progress)

Papers/invited lectures

"Archaeology of Greece: Past and Present, "University of Central Arkansas, October 1991

"Aspects of Minoan Technology and Economy at Pseira, Crete," Graduate Colloquium in Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania, April 1992

"Pseira: Evidence for Minoan Technology and Economy", Culver-Stockton College, May 1992

"A Late Minoan I Obsidian Workshop at Pseira, Crete," AIA/APA Conference, December 1994

"The Relationship of Raw Materials and Function of the Ground Stone Tools at Kavousi, Crete." AIA/APA Conference, December 1995

"The Significance of Aghia Photia: A Unique MMIA Building Complex in Eastern Crete" AIA/APA Conference, December 1998

(M. Tsipopoulou, H. Dierckx) "House 1 at Petras: architectural and functional analysis." Cretological Conference, Crete. October 2001

"The Historic 1897 Firehouse excavations: preliminary results" at Bradford County Library with the Andaste Archaeological Chapter #5. September 2004

(H. Dierckx, B. Tsikouras) “Petrographic Characterization Of Rocks From The Mirabello Bay Region, Crete, And Its Application To Minoan Archaeology: The Provenance Of Stone Implements From Minoan Sites.” Presented at the 11th International Geology Congress in Athens, Greece. May 24-27 2007

“The Royal Workshop at Mycenae Revisited: The Production of Stone Artifacts”. Mary E. Moser Memorial Lecture at Dickinson College, PA. 19 February 2009
(B. Tsikouras, H.Dierckx, E. Nodarou) “Geochemical and Mineral-petrographic Study of Raw Materials for the Investigation of provenance of Minoan Stone Implements and Tempers in Ceramics from the Area of Mirabello in East Crete, Greece”. EGU (European Geosciences Union) General Conference 2009. Vienna, Austria. April 2009