An Early Bronze Age cemetery with 37 tombs shows strong relations with the Cyclades during the time of the Kampos Cultural Group, as exemplified by distinctive pottery, obsidian, and metal items. A dense social network included the Cycladic islands and contacts with distant areas of Crete.
Contents: Part I: Early Minoan IB Cemetery
1. Early Minoan I–III Domestic and Burial Sites in North-Central and East Crete, by Calliope E. Galanaki and Joanna Triantafylidi. 2. Early Minoan IB Cemetery, by Calliope E. Galanaki. 3. Catalog of the Early Minoan IB Tombs and Their Finds, by Calliope E. Galanaki, Danae Z. Kontopodi, and Joanna Triantafylidi. 4. Catalog of the Early Minoan IB Pottery Sherds, by Joanna Triantafylidi and Georgios Pantermarakis. 5. Burial Architecture and Funerary Practices at the Early Minoan IB Cemetery, by Kostas Sbonias. 6. Human Skeletal Remains in the Early Minoan Ib Cemetery: The Question of the Missing bones, by Argyro Nafplioti. 7. Early Minoan IB Pottery, by Yiannis Papadatos. 8. Petrographic Analysis of the Early Minoan IB Pottery, by Eleni Nodarou. 9. Analysis of the Early Minoan IB Pottery with Scanning Electron Microscopy, by Ioannis Iliopoulos. 10. Metal Objects from the Early Minoan IB Cemetery: Jewelry and Implements, by Calliope E. Galanaki. 11. Technological Observations Based on the Analyses of Metal and Steatite Finds from the Early Minoan IB Cemetery, by Yannis Bassiakos, Chrysa Apostolaki, Vassilis Perdikatsis, Eleni Filippaki, and Sophia Sotiropoulou with Georgia Pachaki, Georgios Fanourakis, and Yannis Balis. 12. Small Finds of Stone from the Early Minoan IB Cemetery: Obsidian, Chert, and Stone Jewelry, by Doniert Evely. 13. Material of Marine Origin from the Early Minoan IB Cemetery, by Anastasios Eleftheriou, Joanna Triantafylidi, Lilian Karali, and Calliope E. Galanaki. 14. Discussion I: The Early Minoan IB Cemetery as Part of the Aegean World, by Yiannis Papadatos and Calliope E. Galanaki. Part II: Minoan Building. 15. Protopalatial to Neopalatial Domestic and Burial Sites in North-Central Crete, by Calliope E. Galanaki, Joanna Triantafylidi, and Christina Papadaki. 16. Minoan Building, by Calliope E. Galanaki. 17. Architecture of the Minoan Building, by Calliope E. Galanaki and Christina Papadaki. 18. Introduction to the Pottery from the Minoan Building, by Christina Papadaki and Calliope E. Galanaki, with Statistics by Charalambos Stratigis. 19. Pottery from the Minoan Building, by Christina Papadaki, Eleni Nodarou, and Calliope E. Galanaki. 20. Petrographic Analysis of Pottery from the Minoan Building, by Eleni Nodarou. 21. Discussion II: Stratigraphy, Dating, and Use of the Minoan Building, by Calliope E. Galanaki, Evangelos Kyriakidis, and Christina Papadaki. Part III: REGION of GOURNES. 22. Region of Gournes during the Historic Period: A Hidden Rural Landscape? by Alexandros Kastanakis. 23. Geological Observations on the Area of Gournes, by Charalambos Fassoulas. 24. Discussion III: The Gournes Region throughout Time, by Alexandros Kastanakis and Charalambos Fassoulas. Epilogue: Gournes and Its Landscape, by Calliope E. Galanaki. Concordance: Excavation or Herakleion Museum Numbers, Preliminary Publication Numbers, and Final Catalog Numbers. References. Index. Tables. Figures. Plates.
Hardback: 476 pp., 119 illustrations in text, 17 tables, 90 figures, 59 plates.
(Prehistory Monographs 63, INSTAP Academic Press, 2021)