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Mochlos IB: Period III. Neopalatial Settlement on the Coast: The Artisans’ Quarter and the Farmhouse at Chalinomouri. The Neopalatial Pottery


By Kellee A. Barnard and Thomas M. Brogan

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Mochlos is a Minoan town set on a fine harbour at the eastern side of the Gulf of Mirabello, in northeast Crete. It was first inhabited during the Neolithic period, and it had an important Minoan settlement during most of the Bronze Age. Mochlos I, to be published in three volumes, presents the results of the excavations in the Neopalatial levels of the Artisans’ Quarter, and at the farmhouse at Chalinomouri. The Artisans’ Quarter consisted of a series of workshops with evidence for pottery manufacture, metalworking, and weaving. Chalinomouri, a semi-independent farmhouse with strong connections to the nearby island settlement at Mochlos, was engaged in craftwork and foodprocessing as well as agriculture. This volume, Mochlos IB, presents the pottery from the site.

Contents: Introduction (Kellee A. Barnard, Thomas M. Brogan, and Jeffrey S. Soles); 1. A Macroscopic Analysis of the Neopalatial Fabrics (Kellee A. Barnard); 2. A Petrographic Analysis of the Neopalatial Pottery (Peter M. Day, Louise Joyner, and Maria Relaki); 3. The Neopalatial Pottery: A Catalog (Kellee A. Barnard, Thomas M. Brogan, Ann M. Nicgorski, Mary Ellen Soles, and Jeffrey S. Soles); 4. Conclusions: The Decoration, Character, and Relative Chronology of the Neopalatial Pottery (Kellee A. Barnard, Thomas M. Brogan, and Jeffrey S. Soles); Appendix A: A Statistical Analysis of the Pottery (Kellee A. Barnard); Appendix B: A Petrographic Analysis of a Clay Sample from the Field Adjacent to the Artisans’ Quarter (Eleni Nodarou).

Hardback: 322 pp., 60 tbs, 59 b/w figs, 1 col + 28 b/w pls.
(Prehistory Monographs 8, INSTAP Academic Press, 2003)

ISBN-10: 1-931534-07-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-931534-07-9

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