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Crete Beyond the Palaces: Proceedings of the Crete 2000 Conference


Edited by Leslie Preston Day, Margaret S. Mook, and James D. Muhly

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This volume presents papers from the conference “Crete 2000: A Centennial Celebration of American Archaeological Work on Crete (1900-2000),” held in Athens from July 10-12, 2000. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) Study Center for East Crete organized the conference. Scholars participating in the American and joint Greek-American on Crete or studying material from these excavations were invited to present papers at the conference. The volume is divided into the following sections: Trade, Society and Religion, Chronology and History, Landscape and Survey, and Technology and Production.

OPENING REMARKS James D. Muhly, Director, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Theodoros Pangalos, Minister of Culture, Nicholas Burns, American Ambassador to Greece, Jeremy A. Sabloff, Williams Director, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
INTRODUCTION History of American Excavations on Crete: Geraldine C. Gesell
PART I: TRADE 1. Pseira and Knossos: The Transformation of an East Cretan Seaport: Philip P. Betancourt; 2. The Incised and Relief Lily Jars from Mochlos: Thomas M. Brogan; 3. Kommos: The Sea-Gate to Southern Crete: Joseph W. Shaw; 4. A Possible Minoan Harbor on South Crete: Elpida Hadjidaki
PART II: SOCIETY AND RELIGION 5. The “Big House” at Vronda and the “Great House” at Karphi: Evidence for Social Structure in LM IIIC Crete: Leslie Preston Day and Lynn M. Snyder; 6. Gournia, Vronda Kavousi, Kephala Vasilikis: A Triad of Interrelated Shrines of the Expiring Minoan Age on the Isthmus of Ierapetra: Theodore Eliopoulos; 7. The Architecture of the Late Minoan IIIC Shrine (Building G) at Vronda, Kavousi: Nancy L. Klein; 8. Halasmenos, Destroyed but not Invisible: New Insights on the LM IIIC Period in the Isthmus of Ierapetra. First Presentation of the Pottery from the 1992–1997 Campaigns: Metaxia Tsipopoulou; 9. Household Analysis in Dark Age Crete: Kevin T. Glowacki; 10. Religion at Minoan Kommos: Maria C. Shaw
PART III: CHRONOLOGY AND HISTORY 11. New Construction at Mochlos in the LM IB Period: Jeffrey S. Soles; 12. From Foundation to Abandonment: New Ceramic Phasing for the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age on the Kastro at Kavousi: Margaret S. Mook; 13. Writing on the Walls. The Architectural Context of Archaic Cretan Laws: Paula J. Perlman; 14. Eleutherna and the Greek World, ca. 600–400 b.c.: Brice Erickson; 15. The Late Hellenistic Period in East Crete: Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan
PART IV: LANDSCAPE AND SURVEY 16. Past and Present Perspectives on the Archaeological Landscapes of Mirabello: Donald C. Haggis; 17. Vrokastro and the Settlement Pattern of the LM IIIA–Geometric Periods: Barbara J. Hayden; 18. Western Crete in the Bronze Age: A Survey of the Evidence: Jennifer Moody; 19. South of Kavousi, East of Mochlos: The West Siteia Mountains at the End of the Bronze Age: Krzysztof Nowicki
PART V: TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCTION;20. Chrysokamino and the Beginnings of Metal Technology on Crete and in the Aegean: James D. Muhly; 21. Mochlos and Melos: A Special Relationship? Creating Identity and Status in Minoan Crete: Tristan Carter; 22. Late Minoan III Mochlos and the Regional Consumption of Pottery: R. Angus K. Smith.

Hardback: 348 pp., 4 tbs, 304 b/w figs.
(Prehistory Monographs 10, INSTAP Academic Press, 2004)

ISBN 978-1-931534-09-3

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