The Early Iron Age: The Cemeteries [Hardback]

John K. Papadopoulos (Author); Evelyn Lord Smithson (Author)

ISBN: 9780876612361 | Published by: American School of Classical Studies at Athens | Series: Athenian Agora | Volume: 36 | Year of Publication: 2018 | Language: English 1120p, H305 x W229 (mm) 637 b/w figs, 8 col pls, 1 col foldout, 34 tables

The Early Iron Age


This volume, the first of two dealing with the Early Iron Age deposits from the Athenian Agora, publishes the tombs from the end of the Bronze Age through the transition from the Middle Geometric to Late Geometric period. An introduction deals with the layout of the four cemeteries of the period, the topographical ramifications, periodization, and a synthesis of Athens in the Early Iron Age. Individual chapters offer a complete catalogue of the tombs and their contents, a full analysis of the burial customs and funerary rites, and analyses of the pottery and other small finds. Maria A. Liston presents the human skeletal material, Deborah Ruscillo presents the faunal remains, and Sara Strack contributes to the pottery typology and catalogue. In an appendix, Eirini Dimitriadou provides an overview of the locations of burial activity in the wider city.

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"...definitely worth waiting for… it will surely be the point of departure for most questions related to Athenian Early Iron Age burials for a long time to come."
Maximilian F. Rönnberg
Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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