Mochlos IVA: Period III. The House of the Metal Merchant and Other Buildings in the Neopalatial Town [Hardback]

Jeffrey S. Soles (Author); Costis Davaras (Author)

ISBN: 9781931534338 | Published by: INSTAP Academic Press (Institute for Aegean Prehistory) | Series: Prehistory Monographs | Volume: 68 | Year of Publication: 2022 | Language: English 986p, H280 x W216 (mm) 303

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Mochlos IVA


This two-volume set which includes the text in volume 1 and the concordance, tables, figures, and plates in volume 2
face=Calibri>– presents the finds from the Greek-American excavation of a Late Bronze Age town that was carried out between 1989 and 2012 on the island of Mochlos in northeastern Crete. Its focus is the House of the Metal Merchant, the best preserved of the buildings in the excavation, where two large bronze hoards were discovered in 1993 and 2004.

The books also describe the Neopalatial town plan and 13 other structures in the settlement, including two from the 1908 excavation, as travelers would come upon them when they entered the town in the Late Minoan IB period. It leads the reader on the route one might take on the two roads that ran through the settlement
face=Calibri>– one a narrow corridor, the other a major avenue
face=Calibri>– and describes the buildings that visitors would pass as they came upon them. The structures include seven ordinary houses, a hostel, two shrines and their adjacent service buildings, and one storage facility. Each building is discussed, including a description of its stratigraphy, its architecture, its small finds, its ecofactual material, its function, and the use of its different rooms.

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