The Early Iron Age: The Cemeteries [Hardback]

John K. Papadopoulos(Author)

ISBN: 9780876612361 | Published by: American School of Classical Studies at Athens | Series: Athenian Agora | Volume: XXXVI | Year of Publication: 2018 | Language: English 1120p, H12 x W9, 504 b/w figs, 2 color figures, 8 color plates, 1 color foldout, 35 tables
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The Early Iron Age


This volume, the first of two dealing with the Early Iron Age deposits from the Athenian Agora, publishes the tombs from the end of the Bronze Age through the transition from the Middle Geometric to Late Geometric period. An introduction deals with the layout of the four cemeteries of the period, the topographical ramifications, periodization, and a synthesis of Athens in the Early Iron Age. Individual chapters offer a complete catalogue of the tombs and their contents, a full analysis of the burial customs and funerary rites, and analyses of the pottery and other small finds. Maria A. Liston presents the human skeletal material, Deborah Ruscillo presents the faunal remains, and Sara Strack contributes to the pottery typology and catalogue. In an appendix, Eirini Dimitriadou provides an overview of the locations of burial activity in the wider city.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Four Cemeteries: A Catalogue of Tombs and Their Contents
Chapter 3: Human Skeletons from the Athenian Agora Early Iron Age Cemeteries
Chapter 4: Faunal Remains from Early Iron Age Tombs in the Athenian Agora
Chapter 5: Burial Customs and Funerary Rites
Chapter 6: The Early Iron Age Pottery
Chapter 7: The Small Finds Other than Pottery
Chapter 8: Epilogue: Social and Historical Conclusions

Reviews & Quotes

""Papadopoulos and his collaborators have done a wonderful job in presenting as
many aspects of the material as possible.""
Maximilian F. Rönnberg
Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2018.09.09)

"“It would be hard to exaggerate the importance of this work. Papadopoulos has offered a landmark study of an important body of material and an authoritative analysis that is indispensable for anyone interested in the archaeology of Athens, the Aegean of the Early Iron Age, or burial and society. This is a major reference work, like many volumes in the series of the Athenian Agora, as well as a superb model for future publication of cemeteries in Greece and the Mediterranean.”"

American Journal Of Archaeology (Vol. 123, No. 3, July 2019)

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