Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2018

1 January 2019

The Athenian Agora. The Early Iron Age. The Cemeteries

John K. Papadopoulos & Evelyn Lord Smithson

The Athenian Agora. The Early Iron Age. The Cemeteries

City: Princeton-New Jersey

Year: 2018

Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Series: The Athenian Agora XXXVI

Description: Hardback, 1036 p., numerous b/w tables, numerous b/w & 8 colour figures, 31.2 x 23.5 cm


This volume, the first of two dealing with the Early Iron Age deposits from the Athenian Agora, publishes the tombs from the end of the Bronze Age through the transition from the Middle Geometric to Late Geometric period. An introduction deals with the layout of the four cemeteries of the period, the topographical ramifications, periodization, and a synthesis of Athens in the Early Iron Age. Individual chapters offer a complete catalogue of the tombs and their contents, a full analysis of the burial customs and funerary rites, and analyses of the pottery and other small finds. Maria A. Liston presents the human skeletal material, Deborah Ruscillo presents the faunal remains, and Sara Strack contributes to the pottery typology and catalogue. In an appendix, Eirini Dimitriadou provides an overview of the locations of burial activity in the wider city.


List of Illustrations [xvii-xxvii]

List of Tables [xxvii]

Bibliography and Abbreviations [xxix-xxiii]

Chapter 1: Introduction [1-34]
John K. Papadopoulos

Chapter 2: Four Cemeteries: A Catalogue of Tombs and Their Contents [35-502]
John K. Papadopoulos & Evelyn Lord Smithson, with contributions by Sara Strack

Chapter 3: Human Skeletal Remains [503-560]
Maria A. Liston

Chapter 4: Faunal Remains [561-573]
Deborah Ruscillo

Chapter 5: Burial Customs and Funerary Rites [575-688]
John K. Papadopoulos

Chapter 6: Pottery [689-897]
John K. Papadopoulos & Sara Strack

Chapter 7: Small Finds Other than Pottery [899-971]
John K. Papadopoulos

Chapter 8: Epilogue: Social and Historical Conclusions [973-984]
John K. Papadopoulos

Appendix: The Development of Early Athens from ca. 1125 B.C. to the End of the 8th Century B.C. [985-989]
Eirini Dimitriadou

Concordances [991-995]

Indexes [997-1035]


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