Pseira I: The Minoan Buildings on the West Side of Area A [Hardback]

Philip P. Betancourt (Author)

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ISBN: 9780924171406 | Published by: INSTAP Academic Press (Institute for Aegean Prehistory) | Year of Publication: 1995 | Language: English 200p, 56 illus, 30 plates, 4 fold-outs

Pseira I


Pseira, a tiny islet near the coast of eastern Crete, has been called a priceless jewel in Crete's archaeological crown. In 1906 and 1907, the American archaeologist Richard Seager unearthed the extensive remains of a Bronze Age village on Pseira. Little was known about this site until a joint Greek-American project directed by Philip P. Betancourt and Costis Davaras returned to the island in 1985. This is the first volume in a series of final publications on the joint American-Greek archaeological excavations at Pseira in northeast Crete. The site is a seaport dating from the end of the Final Neolithic until the Late Minoan period. This volume presents a series of houses whose main period of occupation is Late Minoan IB. The architecture is constructed of stone and remarkably well preserved. The text includes detailed catalog entries, profile drawings, and stone-by-stone architectural plans.

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