Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2016

1 May 2018

Petras, Siteia I. A Minoan Palatial Settlement in Eastern Crete. Excavations of Houses I.1 and I.2

Edited by Metaxia Tsipopoulou

Petras, Siteia I. A Minoan Palatial Settlement in Eastern Crete. Excavations of Houses I.1 and I.2

City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Year: 2016

Publisher: INSTAP Academy Press

Series: Prehistory Monographs 53

Description: Hardback, 324 p., 38 b/w tables, 57 b/w figures, 48 b/w plates, 22.2×28.7 cm


This volume is the first of two that represent the final publication of Sector I of the Prepalatial to Postpalatial Minoan urban settlement and palace of Petras, Siteia, located in eastern Crete, and it presents the results of the excavations conducted there from 1985 to 2000.

Individual chapters focus on the architecture (Tsipopoulou), cooking wares (Alberti), Early Minoan (EM) and Middle Minoan (MM) I pottery (Relaki), a unique example of an EM–MM amphora stamped with a seal prior to firing (Krzyszkowska), numerous miniature vessels and figurines (Simandiraki-Grimshaw), and a study of vessels (primarily Neopalatial) with potter’s marks (Tsipopoulou). A subsequent volume will discuss in more detail the Neopalatial and Postpalatial pottery from Houses I.1 and I.2 and focus on the main Neopalatial period of the Petras settlement and its Postpalatial re-occupation.


List of Tables [ix-x]
List of Figures [xi-xiii]
List of Plates [xv-xviii]
Preface and Acknowledgments [xix-xxii]
Cataloging System [xxiii-xxv]
Abbreviations [xxvii-xxviii]

1. Excavation Data [1-46]
Metaxia Tsipopoulou

2. Architecture and Function [47-60]
Metaxia Tsipopoulou
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3. Cooking Wares [61-92]
Maria Emanuela Alberti

4. Early and Middle Minoan Pottery [93-123]
Maria Relaki

5. Seal Impression on Amphora EMP 152 [125-128]
Olga Krzyszkowska

6. Miniature Vessels [129-136]
Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw

7. Potter’s Marks [137-161]
Metaxia Tsipopoulou

8. Figurines [163-173]
Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw

9. Producing Textiles: The Evidence from the Textile Tools [175-184]
Joanne Cutler

10. Stone Vases [185-188]
Metaxia Tsipopoulou
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11. Ground Stone Implements [189-212]
Heidi M.C. Dierckx

12. Obsidian [213-217]
Cesare D’Annibale

13. Mammalian Faunal Remains [219-224]
Valasia Isaakidou

14. Marine Faunal Remains [225-233]
Tatiana Theodoropoulou

References [235-250]

Concordance A. Field and Siteia Museum Numbers and Findspots for Cataloged Objects [251-284]

Concordance B. Pottery Catalog Numbers with Field and Siteia Museum Numbers and Their Findspots [285-318]

Index [319-324]


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