Mochlos III: The Late Hellenistic Settlement: The Beam-Press Complex [Hardback]

Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan(Author)

ISBN: 9781931534789 | Published by: INSTAP Academic Press (Institute for Aegean Prehistory) | Series: Prehistory Monographs | Volume: 48 | Year of Publication: 2015 | Language: English 7 tables, 45 B/W figures, 24 plates
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Mochlos III: The Late Hellenistic Settlement


This volume presents the first of several Late Hellenistic buildings that were uncovered on the island of Mochlos, located off the northeastern coast of Crete, during the Greek-American excavations of the last 25 years. It also provides an introduction to the Hellenistic settlement that flourished on the island for nearly a century before it was abandoned. The Hellenistic remains overlay much of the Late Minoan III and Neopalatial settlement. Due to the excavation of both the Bronze Age and later phases of the town, the publication of this Hellenistic building includes paleoenvironmental material (among all the other artifacts), which is often neglected in excavations of historical material. The role that Mochlos played in East Crete is discussed and conclusions are drawn about its relations with Hierapytna during the Late Hellenistic period.

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"The publication of this book marks and important point in the scholarship on post-Minoan Crete. It provides well-organized, detailed and compelling evidence for agricultural production and trade in the Hellenistic period, and thus allows further strands of economic and political history to be drawn together across the island. The publication of this volume both augments our knowledge about late Hellenistic Crete and also serves as a template for future studies of contemporary structures and sites. "
Jane Francis, Concordia University

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