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Chalasmenos I
The Late Minoan IIIC Settlement
House A.2


By Melissa Eaby
Contributions by W. Flint Dibble, Heidi M.C. Dierckx, Rodney D. Fitzsimons, Katharine Hall, and Metaxia Tsipopoulou
Edited by Metaxia Tsipopoulou

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This is the first volume on the Late Minoan IIIC settlement at Chalasmenos, located near Ierapetra in eastern Crete. The site was excavated (1992–2014), initially as part of a Greek-American project under the direction of Metaxia Tsipopoulou and the late William Coulson. House A.2 is a two-room structure on the southwestern edge of the site. The excavation and stratigraphy, architecture, pottery, small finds, and faunal material from the building are presented. The house was used for domestic purposes, serving as the home of an elite (or prospective elite) family, but it also was a meeting and dining place on certain occasions.

Contents: Frontmatter; 1. Introduction, Metaxia Tsipopoulou, contribution by Melissa Eaby; 2. Excavation of House A.2, Melissa Eaby; 3. Architectural Remains, Rodney D. Fitzsimons, contribution by Melissa Eaby; 4. Pottery, Melissa Eaby; 5. Small Finds, Heidi M.C. Dierckx and Melissa Eaby, contribution by Katharine Hall; 6. Animal Bones, W. Flint Dibble; 7. Shell and Botanical Remains, Melissa Eaby; 8. Conclusions, Melissa Eaby; References; Index; Tables; Charts; Figures; Plates.

Hardback: 206 pp., 8 tables, 6 charts, 31 B/W figs, 21 pls.
(Prehistory Monograph 59, INSTAP Academic Press, 2018)

ISBN 978-1-931534-95-6

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