Moni Odigitria: A Prepalatial Cemetery and Its Environs in the Asterousia, Southern Crete [eBook (PDF)]

Andonis Vasilakis (Author); Keith Branigan (Author)

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ISBN: 9781623030032 | Published by: INSTAP Academic Press (Institute for Aegean Prehistory) | Series: PREHISTORY MONOGRAPHS | Volume: 30 | Year of Publication: 2010 | Language: English 530p, 117 tbls, 137 b/w figs, 70 b/w pls.

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Moni Odigitria



This volume presents the final report on the excavation of two Prepalatial tholos tombs and their associated remains at Chatzinas Liophyto near the Moni Odigitria (monastery) in south-central Crete. The grave goods and burial remains include pottery, metal objects, chipped stones, stone vases, gold and stone jewelry, sealstones, and human skeletal material. The results of the associated survey of the upper catchment of the Hagiopharango region are also reported. The book finishes with a reappraisal of our understanding of the early settlement of the Hagiopharango and a Greek summary.

Table of Contents

Part I: Survey and Excavation
1. Survey of the Environs around the Tholos Cemetery (Keith Branigan and Andonis Vasilakis
Appendix: The Roman Pottery (Jane Francis
2. Excavation and Architecture of the Cemetery (Andonis Vasilakis)

Part II: Pottery
3. The Pottery Assemblage: Data and Analysis (Keith Branigan and Tim Campbell-Green
4. Interpretation of the Pottery Assemblage (Keith Branigan and Tim Campbell-Green)

Part III: Small Finds
5. Metalwork (Keith Branigan)
6. Of Blades and Burials, Flakes and Funerals: The Chipped Stone from Moni Odigitria (Tristan Carter)
7. Stone Vases and Tools (Doniert Evely)
8. Jewelry and Other Small Finds (Flora Michelaki and Andonis Vasilakis)
9. Seals from the Cemetery of Moni Odigitria (Kostas Sbonias)

Part IV: Human Remains
10. Analysis of the Human Bones (Sevi Triantaphyllou)

Part V: Discussion and Conclusions
11. The History and Use of the Cemetery (Keith Branigan)
12. The Hagiopharango in the Early Bronze Age—An Overview (Keith Branigan and Andonis Vasilakis)
13. Greek Summary (Andonis Vasilakis)

Concordance A: Omades, Trenches, Areas, and Strata from the 1980 Excavation of Tholos B
Concordance B: Herakleion Museum Numbers and Catalog Numbers for All Types of Objects
Concordance C: Catalog and Herakleion Museum Numbers for All Types of Objects






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"...this volume is a valuable publication, an excellent documentation of a Prepalatial tholos tomb assemblage and a relevant contribution to the study of Minoan tholos tomb cemeteries. All the chapters are well-argued and well-structured; the copious data tabulated at the end of the book is easy to consult during the reading. I am sure that researchers will make great use of this volume, and I am looking forward to seeing more publications on Minoan tholos cemeteries.'"
Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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