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Philistor: Studies in Honor of Costis Davaras

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Edited by Eleni Mantzourani and Philip P. Betancourt

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Contributions by 37 scholars are brought together here to create a volume in honor of the long and fruitful career of Costis Davaras, former Ephor of Crete and Professor Emeritus of Minoan Archaeology at the University of Athens. Articles pertain to Bronze Age Crete and include mortuary studies, experimental archaeology, numerous artifactual studies, and discussions on the greater Minoan civilization.

Contents: 1. The Frying Pans from Hagia Photia, by Philip P. Betancourt; 2. The Genesis of the Early Minoan Tholos Tomb, by Keith Branigan; 3. Harvesting an Old Rattle: The Bronze Sistrum from the “Royal” Villa at Hagia Triada, by Thomas M. Brogan; 4. Γαία περίρρυτος: Some Thoughts on “Neo-Minoan” Mythology, by Christos G. Doumas; 5. The Presence of Pumice in Late Minoan IIIB Levels at Sissi, Crete, by Florence Gaignerot-Driessen and Jan Driessen; 6. The Hands of the Kavousi Goddesses with Up-Raised Hands: New Information on Technology, by Geraldine C. Gesell; 7. An Early Minoan I Long Dagger and Razor from Kalo Chorio, East Crete, by Donald C. Haggis; 8. “Firebars” and Other Ceramics of Problematic Function from Priniatikos Pyrgos, by Barbara J. Hayden; 9. A Tomb from Gonies Pediados: End of an Era Merged with the Dawn of Another, by Athanasia Kanta, with contributions by Eleni Nodarou and Argyro Nafplioti; 10. Two Stone Kernoi from the Juktas Peak Sanctuary, by Alexandra Karetsou, with a contribution by R.D.G. Evely; 11. A New Idol of Cycladic Type from Hagia Triada, by Vincenzo La Rosa; 12. Sexuality or Fertility Symbol? The Bronze Figurine from Makrygialos, by Eleni Mantzourani; 13. A Story of Lions: Palatial Ideology in Egypt, Knossos, and Mycenae, by Nanno Marinatos; 14. Earth and Fire: Cretan Potting Traditions and Replicating Minoan Cooking Fabrics, by Jennifer Moody, Jerolyn E. Morrison, and Harriet Lewis Robinson; 15. A Terracotta Foot Model from the Syme Sanctuary, Crete, by Polymnia Muhly; 16. East Cretan Peak Sanctuaries Revisited, by Krzysztof Nowicki; 17. An Early Minoan Boat Model from Kephala Petras, Siteia, by Yiannis Papadatos; 18. New Evidence on the Origin of the Late Minoan III Chest-shaped Larnax, by Lefteris Platon; 19. God Save Our Home: The Case of the Horns of Consecration from Galatas, by Giorgos Rethemiotakis; 20. The Hypostyle Crypt (Quartier Kappa) and the Large Court, Malia: An Athletic Center?; 21. Mochlos Boats, by Jeffrey S. Soles; 22. The “Vrysinas Ephebe”: The Lower Torso of a Clay Figurine in Contrapposto, by Dimitris Sphakianakis; 23. Kampos Group Pottery from the Prepalatial Cemetery of Petras, Siteia, by Metaxia Tsipopoulou; 24. Minoan Bee Smokers: An Experimental Approach, by Loeta Tyree, Harriet Lewis Robinson, and Paraskevi Stamataki; 25. Some Particular Figurines from the Peak Sanctuary of Vrysinas, near Rethymnon, Crete, by Iris Tzachili; 26. The Late Minoan III Necropolis of Armenoi and the Late Minoan III Town, by Yannis Tzedakis and Holley Martlew; 27. The Neopalatial “Farmhouse” at Kephali, Chrondos Viannou, Re-examined, by Giorgos Vavouranakis; 28. The Apogee of Minoan Civilization: Some Remarks on the Final Neopalatial Period, Late Minoan IB, by Peter M. Warren; 29. An Overview of Secondary State Formation on Crete: The Mirabello Region during the Bronze Age, by L. Vance Watrous.

Hardback: 318 pp., 5 tables in text, 187 figs. in text
(Prehistory Monographs 36, INSTAP Academic Press, 2012)

ISBN 13: 978-1-931534-65-9