The Mycenaean Cemetery at Achaia Clauss near Patras: People, material remains and culture in context [Paperback]

Constantinos Paschalidis(Author); Photini J. P. McGeorge(With); Wieslaw Wieckowski(With); Photini J. P. McGeorge(Contributions by); Wieslaw Wieckowski(Contributions by)

ISBN: 9781784919191 | Published by: Archaeopress Archaeology | Year of Publication: 2019 | 542p, H11.5 x W8, Illustrated throughout in color and black & white (277 plates in color)
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The Mycenaean Cemetery at Achaia Clauss near Patras


The Mycenaean Cemetery at Achaia Clauss near Patras: People, material remains and culture in context' comprises the study of the finds from the excavation of the Mycenaean cemetery of Clauss near Patras, carried out by the University of Ioannina and the Archaeological Society at Athens from 1988 to 1992, under the direction of Professor Thanassis Papadopoulos. In the course of the excavation project, fifteen chambered tombs were located and researched in detail, to be added to those already known from the pre-war excavations by Nikolaos Kyparissis. The presentation of the topic expands into seven thematic chapters: from a general review of the cemetery space and the sites, to analytical description of the excavation, remarks on the architecture, study of the finds, analysis of the burial customs and finally, narration of the overall history of the cemetery according to chronological period and generation of its occupants. The eighth and last chapter is an addendum including a brief presentation of the anthropological analysis of the skeletal material by Photini J. P. McGeorge and Wiesław Więckowski. The Mycenaean cemetery at Achaia Clauss near Patras presents fragments of the life and death of some members of a local community that existed for almost four centuries at the western end of the Mycenaean world.

Table of Contents

Prologue by Professor Thanassis Papadopoulos

Preface – Acknowledgements

Introduction – The Methodology of Research

Chapter 1. The Mycenaean period in Achaea

Chapter 2. Description of tombs

Chapter 3. The setting and architecture of the tombs

Chapter 4. Catalogue of the finds from the cemetery

Chapter 5. The finds from the cemetery—analysis

Chapter 6. Funerary customs in the cemetery

Chapter 7. The people and society of Clauss—overview and history of the cemetery

Chapter 8. Bioarchaeological approach to the human remains from Clauss

Appendix. Tables of data

List of Figures

List of Tables

General Abbreviations


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