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15 November 2010

Excavations at Sissi. Preliminary Report on the 2007-2008 Campaigns

J. Driessen, I. Schoep, F. Carpentier, I. Crevecoeur, M. Devolder, F. Gaignerot-Driessen, H. Fiasse, P. Hacıgüzeller, S. Jusseret, C. Langohr, Q. Letesson & A. Schmitt

Excavations at Sissi. Preliminary Report on the 2007-2008 Campaigns

City: Louvain-la-Neuve

Year: 2009

Publisher: Presses universitaires de Louvain

Series: AEGIS

Description: Paperback, 192 p., colour & b/w ill., tables, maps, 29,4×21 cm

Abstract

During 2007 and 2008, the Belgian School at Athens undertook its first ever excavation on Crete, at the Minoan site of Sissi on the north coast of the island. Located at a few kilometres from the palatial site of Malia, the Sissi settlement presents a unique test case to examine the relationship between a palace site and its hinterland during the Bronze Age (2600-1250 BC). This volume gives some preliminary results of the two first excavation campaigns as well as an introduction on earlier explorations at Sissi, a report on the topography and some of the techniques used during the work. There is also a report on the Late Minoan pottery. The excavations were carried out by the Université catholique de Louvain under direction of prof. Jan Driessen in collaboration with a team of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven under direction of prof. Ilse Schoep.

Contents

1. Excavations on the Kephali at Sissi. Introduction (Jan Driessen) [19]

1. Location and interest of the site [20]

2. Earlier explorations [23]

3. The 2007-2008 campaigns [25]

4. Some preliminary results of the 2007-2008 campaigns [33]

5. References [36]

 

2. Topographical survey and GIS applications (Piraye Hacıgüzeller)

1. Topographical survey [37]

2. GIS applications [41]

3. References [44]

 

3. The excavation of the cemetery (Zone 1) (Ilse Schoep)

1. The House Tombs at Sissi [45]

2. Description of burial compartments [47]

3. Conclusions [55]

4. References [55]

 

4. Etude archéo-anthropologique de la nécropole (Zone 1) (Isabelle Crevecoeur & Aurore Schmitt)

1. Introduction: l’anthropologie de terrain [57]

2. Structure 1.6 (Campagne 2007) [59]

3. Structures 1.7-1.8 [61]

4. La chambre funéraire 1.2 [71]

5. La structure 1.9-1.10 [77]

6. Structure 1.11-1.12 [86]

7. Caractérisation morphométrique [88]

8. Références [93]

 

5. The excavation of Zone 2 (Frank Carpentier)

1. Introduction [95]

2. Building BA, Room 2.5 (‘Davaras Building’) [96]

3. Building BA, Space 2.1 [99]

4. Building BA, Spaces 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 [102]

5. Building BB [106]

6. Building BC [107]

7. Conclusion [108]

8. References [111]

 

6. Le bâtiment du sommet de la colline (Florence Gaignerot-Driessen & Quentin Letesson)

1. Introduction [113]

2. La fouille de la Zone 3 [115]

3. La fouille de la Zone 4 [129]

 

7. The excavation of Zone 5 (Maud Devolder)

1. The south area of Zone 5 [140]

2. Zone 5: Building E [143]

3. References [155]

 

8. The Excavation of Zone 6 (Simon Jusseret)

1. Trench BK/BL 90/91 [157]

2. Trench extension BK/BL/BM 89/90/91 [159]

3. Conclusions [161]

4. References [161]

 

9. A preliminary report on the Late Minoan pottery (Charlotte Langohr)

1. The Neopalatial pottery [163]

2. The Final Palatial and Post-palatial pottery [169]

3. References [177]

 

10. La base de données SarPedon (Hubert Fiasse) [179]

 

11. The use of a virtual tour during excavation (Thibaut Gomrée & Lina Manousogiannaki-Gomrée)

1. The method [187]

2. Taking the pictures [187]

3. The procedure [188]

4. The interest of virtual tours [191]

5. References [192]


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