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Petras, Siteia IA Minoan Palatial Settlement in Eastern Crete. Excavation of Houses I.1 and I.2


By Metaxia Tsipopoulou
Contributions by Maria Emanuela Alberti, Maria Relaki,
Olga Krzyszkowska,
Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw,
Joanne Cutler, Heidi M.C. Dierckx,
Cesare D’Annibale, Valasia Isaakidou, and Tatiana Theodoropoulou

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This volume is the first of two that represent the final publication of Sector I of the Prepalatial to Postpalatial Minoan urban settlement and palace of Petras, Siteia, located in eastern Crete, and it presents the results of the excavations conducted there from 1985 to 2000. Individual chapters focus on the architecture (Tsipopoulou), cooking wares (Alberti), Early Minoan (EM) and Middle Minoan (MM) I pottery (Relaki), a unique example of an EM–MM amphora stamped with a seal prior to firing (Krzyszkowska), numerous miniature vessels and figurines (Simandiraki-Grimshaw), and a study of vessels (primarily Neopalatial) with potter’s marks (Tsipopoulou). A subsequent volume will discuss in more detail the Neopalatial and Postpalatial pottery from Houses I.1 and I.2 and focus on the main Neopalatial period of the Petras settlement and its Postpalatial re-occupation.

Contents: Frontmatter; Chapter 1. Excavation Data, Metaxia Tsipopoulou; Chapter 2. Architecture and Function, Metaxia Tsipopoulou; Chapter 3. Cooking Wares, Maria Emanuela Alberti; Chapter 4. Early and Middle Minoan Pottery, Maria Relaki; Chapter 5. Seal Impression on Amphora EMP 152, Olga Krzyszkowska; Chapter 6. Miniature Vessels, Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw; Chapter 7. Potter’s Marks, Metaxia Tsipopoulou; Chapter 8. Figurines, Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw; Chapter 9. Producing Textiles: The Evidence from the Textile Tools, Joanne Cutler; Chapter 10. Stone Vases, Metaxia Tsipopoulou; Chapter 11. Ground Stone Implements, Heidi M.C. Dierckx; Chapter 12. Obsidian, Cesare D’Annibale; Chapter 13. Mammalian Faunal Remains, Valasia Isaakidou; Chapter 14. Marine Faunal Remains, Tatiana Theodoropoulou; References; Concordance A. Field and Siteia Museum Numbers and Findspots for Cataloged Objects; Concordance B. Pottery Catalog Numbers with Field and Siteia Museum Numbers and Their Findspots; Index; Tables; Figures; Plates

Hardback: 486 total pp., 38 tables, 57 B/W figures, 48 B/W plates
(Prehistory Monograph 53, INSTAP Academic Press, 2016)

ISBN 978-1-931534-85-7

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