The Late Minoan III
Necropolis of Armenoi
Volume I:
Introduction and Background


edited by
Yannis Tzedakis, Holley Martlew, and Robert Arnott
with the assistance of
Andrew Sparkes

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This is the first volume on the Late Minoan III necropolis of Armenoi in western Crete. It sets the scene, introduces the site and its topography, and offers the results of site surveys and their finds. A chapter on the Linear B discovery from the necropolis is also included. The necropolis is the most important and extensive, and the only intact, cemetery that dates to Late Bronze Age III on Crete. This publication will augment our knowledge of Minoan burial practices, craft production, and religion. It will elucidate Minoans as a people: what they ate and drank, how they lived their lives, what diseases caused them suffering, and how they died.

Contents: Frontmatter; 1. Background and History of Excavation, by Yannis Tzedakis and Vicky Kolvaki; 2. Topographical Setting, by Andrew P. Giże, by Eileen Chappell and Steve Allender; 4. Geophysical Survey 2010: Necropolis and Town, by Peter Masters; 5. Minoan Diagnostic Pottery from Field and Geophysical Surveys: 1992, 1997, 2001, 2002, and 2007, by Holley Martlew, Andrew P. Giże, and Vicky Kolivaki; 6. Roman and Early Byzantine Diagnostic Pottery from Field Surveys: 2001, 2002, and 2007, by Alexandra Ariotti; 7. Geological Setting, by Andrew Giże; 8. Proposed Method of Tomb Construction, by Andrew Giże; 9. Ano Valsamonero Iron Deposit: A Potential Metal Resource for the Late Minoan III Community, by Chloe Sherwood-Dickinson, Giles Droop, and Andrew P. Giże; 10. Armenoi, Western Crete, and the Linear B Tablets from Knossos, by Louis Godart; Index.

Hardback: 284 pp., 20 tables in the text, 148 figs in text.
(Prehistory Monograph 60, INSTAP Academic Press, 2018)

ISBN 978-1-93153498-7