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Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2019

1 November 2019

Akrotiri, Thera. Middle Bronze Age: Pottery and Stratigraphy (2 vols)

Irene Nikolakopoulou

Akrotiri, Thera. Middle Bronze Age:  Pottery and Stratigraphy (2 vols)

City: Athens

Year: 2019

Publisher: The Archaeological Society at Athens

Series: The Archaeological Society at Athens Library Series No. 318

Description: Paperback, Vol. I: 551 s., Vol. ΙΙ: 629 σ., numerous b/w tables, numerous b/w and colour figures, 21.3 x 28 cm

Abstract

This book examines pottery assemblages from MBA levels at Akrotiri, Thera and related stratigraphy. The first volume includes an overview of relevant evidence in the Cyclades, sections on Akrotiri stratigraphy and chronology, the typology and iconography of local and imported pottery, fabric analysis and manufacture technology, as well as a section on ceramic weaving equipment and an inscribed loomweight. The second volume presents the catalogue of selected ceramic material by chronological phase and findspot, plates and drawings. Numbers in bold in the first volume refer to catalogue numbers in the second volume.

Contents

VOLUME I: STRATIGRAPHY, CERAMIC TYPOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY, WEAVING EQUIPMENT

List of Tables [7]

List of Figures [8-13]

Abbreviations [14]

Acknowledgments [15-16]

Foreword [17]
Christos Doumas

Introduction [19]
Ι. Nikolakopoulou

Chapter 1: The Middle Bronze Age in the Cyclades and Akrotiri, Thera [21-36]
Ι. Nikolakopoulou

Chapter 2: Chronology and Stratigraphy [37-145]
Ι. Nikolakopoulou

Chapter 3: The Middle Bronze Age Pottery [147-477]
Ι. Nikolakopoulou, with contributions by C.J. Knappett, I. Mathioudaki, P.M. Day, N.S. Müller, V. Kilikoglou, J. Hilditch & C. Jeffra

Chapter 4: Spindle Whorls and Loomweights [479-504]
S. Vakirtzi & A. Karnava

Chapter 5: Concluding Remarks. Akrotiri and the Southern Aegean in the Middle Bronze Age [505-508]
I. Nikolakopoulou

Bibliography [509-539]

Index of Sites and Islands [541-544]

Index of Ceramic Terminology [545-551]

VOLUME II: THE POTTERY CATALOGUE PLATES AND DRAWINGS


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