examines the development, stability, and physio-chemical
composition of selected soils near three archaeological sites: Karphi,
a Late Minoan IIIC "Refuge Site"; Chrysokamino, a Final Neolithic to
Late Minoan IIIB Farmhouse; Vronda and Kastro near Kavousi, two
Late Minoan IIIC to Geometric Sites
The author offers conclusions on the history of the Cretan
landscape and its formation processes, and how those processes
contribute to our understanding of the human use of the
landscape. The book is of interest both to those involved with
the archaeology of Minoan Crete and to those who study the
pedological history of other regions.
Reviews & Quotes
"a very well-produced and rather unusual book'"
The Holocene 14 (2004)
"I would recommend this to any student embarking on a geoarchaeological study of arcaheological soils.'"
"...recommended to those scholars teaching and specializing in archaeological investigation...'"
American Journal of Archaeology (2005)
"Few similarly detailed soil studies around excavated sites have yet been published from Crete.'"
Aegean Archaeology Vol. 7 2003-2004 ()