Crete beyond the Palaces: Proceedings of the Crete 2000 Conference (Prehistory Monographs)

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This volume presents the papers from the conference "Crete 2000: A Centennial Celebration of American Archaeological Work on Crete (1900-2000)," held in Athens from July 10-12, 2000. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) Study Center for East Crete organized the conference. Scholars participating in the American and joint Greek-American excavations on Crete or studying material from these excavations were invited to present papers at the conference. ...

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This volume presents the papers from the conference "Crete 2000: A Centennial Celebration of American Archaeological Work on Crete (1900-2000)," held in Athens from July 10-12, 2000. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) Study Center for East Crete organized the conference. Scholars participating in the American and joint Greek-American excavations on Crete or studying material from these excavations were invited to present papers at the conference. The volume is divided into the following sections: Trade, Society and Religion, Chronology and History, Landscape and Survey, and Technology and Production.

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Aegean Archaeology - Peter Warren
These volumes offer not only an exceptionally useful locus standi in their summaries of research investigation at each site, or a single aspect of that research, but are also a delight to look at, with scores of illustrations ranging from the biographical and ethnographic to critical evidence for current research and interpretation.'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931534093
  • Publisher: Institute for Aegean Prehistory Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Series: Prehistory Monographs Series , #10
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

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Introduction : history of American excavations on Crete 1
1 Pseira and Knossos : the transformation of an East Cretan seaport 21
2 The incised and relief lily jars from Mochlos 29
3 Kommos : the sea-gate to Southern Crete 43
4 A possible Minoan harbor on South Crete 53
5 The "big house" at Vronda and the "great house" at Karphi : evidence for social structure in LM IIIC Crete 63
6 Gournia, Vronda Kavousi, Kephala Vasilikis : a triad of interrelated shrines of the expiring Minoan age on the Isthmus of Ierapetra 81
7 The architecture of the Late Minoan IIIC Shrine (building G) at Vronda, Kavousi 91
8 Halasmenos, destroyed but not invisible : new insights on the LM IIIC period in the Isthmus of Ierapetra : first presentation of the pottery from the 1992-1997 campaigns 103
9 Household analysis in Dark Age Crete 125
10 Religion at Minoan Kommos 137
11 New construction at Mochlos in the LM IB period 153
12 From foundation to abandonment : new ceramic phasing for the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age on the Kastro at Kavousi 163
13 Writing on the walls : the architectural context of archaic Cretan laws 181
14 Eleutherna and the Greek world, ca. 600-400 B.C. 199
15 The Late Hellenistic period in East Crete 213
16 Past and present perspectives on the archaeological landscapes of Mirabello 223
17 Vrokastro and the settlement pattern of the LM IIIA-geometric periods 233
18 Western Crete in the Bronze age : a survey of the evidence 247
19 South of Kavousi, East of Mochlos : the West Siteia mountains at the end of the Bronze Age 265
20 Chrysokamino and the beginnings of metal technology on Crete and in the Aegean 283
21 Mochlos and Melos : a special relationship? : creating identity and status in Minoan Crete 291
22 Late Minoan III Mochlos and the regional consumption of pottery 309
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