Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


1 January 2010

Burial pithoi of a Geometric cemetery at the site of Trapeza in Aegium (in Greek)

Αναστασία Γκαδόλου Annuario della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene 2007 [2009]: 11-32.


Twelve funerary pithoi were excavated on the site of Trapeza, near Aegium, in Achaea. Pottery, bronze and iron jewellery as well as iron weapons were identified amongst the funerary gifts. The typological analysis of the grave offerings leads to the chronology of the pithoi from the latest years of the Protogeometric down to the Late Geometric period. Achaean painted and impressed ware, “Thapsos” ware as well as Corinthian pottery have been identified. The bronze fibu­lae and the Naue II type sword are of great significance, since their appearance in Late Geometric Achaean burials allow us to identify the importance of their owners and probably the particular role they had played in the formation of their contemporary cul­tural landscape.


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