This is the first of five planned volumes to present the primary archaeological report about the excavation of the cave of Hagios Charalambos in eastern Crete. The Minoans used this small cavern as an ossuary for the secondary burial of human remains and grave goods, primarily during the Early and Middle Bronze Age. The geography and geology surrounding the cave is discussed along with the methodology of the excavation. A portion of the pottery and all of the small finds are presented with many illustrations.
PART I. EXCAVATION
1. Introduction, Philip P. Betancourt, Costis Davaras, and Eleni Stravopodi; 2. Geography and Topography of Lasithi, Philip P. Betancourt; 3. Geology, Geomorphology, and Micromorphology Studies, Panagiotis Karkanas; 4. Discovery of the Cave, Philip P. Betancourt and Costis Davaras; 5. Excavations inside the Cave, Philip P. Betancourt, Costis Davaras, Susan C. Ferrence, Louise C. Langford-Verstegen, Antonia Stamos, Maria Tsiboukaki, and Gayla M. Weng; 6. Excavations outside the Cave, Philip P. Betancourt and Tanya J. McCullough; 7. Later Occupation of the Area, Philip P. Betancourt and Natalia Poulou-Papadimitriou.
PART II. PORTABLE MINOAN OBJECTS
8. Larnakes, Philip P. Betancourt; 9. Figurines, Philip P. Betancourt and Susan C. Ferrence; 10. Objects of Copper and Bronze, James D. Muhly; 11. Objects of Gold, Silver, and Lead, James D. Muhly; 12. Seal Rings, James D. Muhly; 13. Seals, Philip P. Betancourt and Susan C. Ferrence; 14. Sistra, Philip P. Betancourt and James D. Muhly; 15. Stone Vessels, Heidi M.C. Dierckx; 16. Ground Stone Tools, Heidi M.C. Dierckx; 17. Chipped Stone Tools, Heidi M.C. Dierckx; 18. Miscellaneous Objects, Philip P. Betancourt.
PART III. COMMENTS AND DISCUSSION
19. Comments and Discussion, Philip P. Betancourt.
Hardback: 206 total pp., 43 B/W figures, 26 B/W plates
(Prehistory Monographs 47, INSTAP Academic Press, 2014)