Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2013

10 January 2016

Monastiraki III. Studies of the Protopalatial Architectural Remains in Monastiraki (Amari Valley). The East Quarter of Monastiraki (Mon East)

Edited by Athanasia Kanta & Massimiliano Marazzi

Monastiraki III. Studies of the Protopalatial Architectural Remains in Monastiraki (Amari Valley). The East Quarter of Monastiraki (Mon East)

City: Napoli/Heraklion

Year: 2013

Publisher: Suor Orsola Benincas-Bagatto Libri/ Universita degli Studi sour Orsola Benincasa-Mediterranean Archaeological Society, Centre for the Study of Cretan and Mediterranean Civilization

Description: Paperback, 300 p., numerous figures, 27,1 x 23,3 cm

From the introduction

The architecture of the Protopalatial period is a difficult subject which in the case of Monastiraki has not been addressed so far systematically, although its study has been going on for years. The present volume deals with the East Quarter of the palatial centre. A list of rooms which have been unearthed to date have been included in this volume. Information is given about their years of excavation, location in the complex and character of each room. This is meant to be used as a guideline to the forthcoming publication of the excavation room by room with the relevant finds.

Important evidence of earlier phases was uncovered in the main part of the Eastern complex and this has been included in the present volume. Although other parts of the site, e.g. the Monastiraki North area, have produced much better preserved evidence for this earlier occupation, such evidence is not so well preserved in the Eastern Complex. The wall by wall analysis of the Eastern Complex has led to an identification of construction sequences within the complex. These are very useful for the understanding of its building history. The information from the excavation day books has provided basic evidence for study involving the architecture and character of the site. However, this is only the beginning. Considerable exploration still needs to be done in order to address the problems of access and entrance to the complex, which has not been discovered so far. The investigation of the running water management of the Eastern Complex, on the other hand, has provided clear new evidence of the advanced architectural planning and execution of works of which the Minoan architects and builders were capable.


VII. Introduction and acknowledgments (A. Kanta – M. Marazzi)

I. Documentation Procedures
I.I Planimetric and Topographic Documentation (S. Tilia) [3-17]
I.2 GIS and Othophotogrammetry: Strategies and Updating (F. Cammarota – A. Ferraro)
Addendum: Orthophotographic Survey of Mon East [19-40]
I.3 3D Scanning and Modelling (L. Repola) [41-51]

II. Architectural Research in Monastiraki East
II.I General Introduction (A. Kanta – M. Marazzi) [55-60]
II.2 The East Quarter of Monastiraki (Mon East): a Survey of the Rooms (A. Kanta in coll. with S. Cipriano – L. De Simone – D. Kontopodi – L. Solimeno – A. Speliotopoulou) [61-112]
II.3 Archaeological Survey of the Central Area (A. Kanta – S. Di Tonto – S. Festuccia) Addendum: Pottery Catalogue (S. Di Tonto – S. Festuccia) [113-161] PDF
II.4 The Architecture of the Central Area (M. T. Como) [163-202]
II.5 Archaeological Data and CI4 Analyses Results (M. Capano – S. Di Tonto – S. Festuccia – I. Passariello – F. Terrasi – G. Trojsi) [203-211]
II.6 Water drainage, canalization and cistern system in the East Quarter (M. Marazzi) [213-239]

III. Structural Materials
III.I Natural and Chemical Bindings in the Palatial Centre of Monastiraki (L. Pontieri – G. Trojsi) [243-259]
III.2 A Study of Wall and Floor Materials: Plaster and Mortar (G. Pecoraro –
F. Roma) [261-289]

List of Abbreviations
Plates (I – XXIII)


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