Dimitri Nakassis's book project, Reassembling Mycenaean Greece, ca. 1650-1075 BCE, proposes a new way of understanding the Mycenaean world by taking apart interpretations premised on its essential unity. It shows that these models have failed to account for much of our textual and archaeological evidence and that they are also defective on theoretical grounds. It reconfigures the study of Mycenaean Greece through practice-based approaches and thus sets it on a more solid foundation.
This project, co-directed by Dimitri Nakassis (University of Colorado Boulder) and Kevin Pluta (University of Texas at Austin), aims to document the administrative texts from the Mycenaean "Palace of Nestor" in southwestern Greece, as a continuation of the Palace of Nestor IV project initiated by Emmett Bennett, Jr. In addition to traditional methods for documenting the tablets we are also using new digital technologies.