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Pseira VIII: The Pseira Island Survey. Part 1


Edited by Philip P. Betancourt, Costis Davaras, and Richard Hope Simpson

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Richard B. Seager excavated the Minoan town and cemetery at Pseira in 1906–1907, but the work was not fully published. The Temple University excavations (1985–1994) under the direction of Philip P. Betancourt and Costis Davaras conducted an intensive surface survey of the island. The results of the survey on the small island off the northeast coast of Crete are published in two volumes. Pseira VIII presents the results from the corollary studies that accompany the surface survey. Pseira IX presents the results from the intensive surface survey.

Contents: Introduction to the Survey (Philip P. Betancourt and Richard Hope Simpson); PART I. THE ISLAND. 1. Introduction (Richard Hope Simpson and Philip P. Betancourt); 2. Modern Toponyms on Pseira (Richard Hope Simpson and Philip P. Betancourt); 3. The Bedrock Geology of Pseira (William R. Farrand and Carola H. Stearns); 4. Soils and Land Use at Pseira (Julie Ann Clark); 5. On the Historical Ecology of Pseira (Oliver Rackham and Julie Ann Clark); PART II. PREVIOUS WORK. 6. Pseira Island after the Byzantine Period and before 1906 (Philip P. Betancourt); 7. The Excavations of Richard Seager on Pseira (Philip P. Betancourt); 8. Research at Pseira, 1908–1984 (Philip P. Betancourt); PART III. ETHNOLOGY STUDIES. 9. Introduction, Ethnology Section (Philip P. Betancourt); 10. Traditional Fishing Practices in the Eastern Gulf of Mirabello Area (Teresa Howard); 11. Coastal Trade: The Eastern Gulf of Mirabello in the Early Twentieth Century (Philip P. Betancourt); 12. Traditional Lime Production in The Eastern Gulf of Mirabello Region (Philip P. Betancourt); 13. Marriage and Mobility: Traditions and the Dynamics of the Pottery System in Twentieth Century East Crete (Peter M. Day); 14. The Relation of the Ethnology Studies to the Archaeology of Pseira (Philip P. Betancourt).

Hardback: 208 pp., 5 tbs, 25 b/w illus, 14 b/w pls.
(Prehistory Monographs 11, INSTAP Academic Press, 2004)

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

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