Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2015

19 September 2015

The Great Islands: Studies of Crete and Cyprus presented to Gerald Cadogan

Edited by Colin F. Macdonald, Eleni Hatzaki & Stelios Andreou

The Great Islands: Studies of Crete and Cyprus presented to Gerald Cadogan

City: Athens

Year: 2015

Publisher: Kapon Editions

Description: Paperback, 248 p., 180 figures, 28,5x21,2 cm


Gerald Cadogan’s contributions to the archaeology of the East Mediterranean are directly related to the two Great Islands, Crete and Cyprus where he has directed excavations at Myrtos-Pyrgos and Maroni-Vournes respectively. This volume, comprising mostly Cretan and Cypriot studies, is offered by an array of scholars who have been taught or examined by Cadogan or who have collaborated with him in the field or excavation workrooms over the last fifty years. More than thirty short papers reflect Cadogan’s wide range of interests from interpreting excavation data -architecture, stratigraphy, pottery and small finds- to matters of prehistoric chronology, ethnography and gender, technology, environment and osteology, mythology and iconography, religion and death. The collection is a fascinating testament to the continuing achievements of one of the finest archaeologists of the region.


Preface [9]
Acknowledgements [11]
Abbreviations [11]

Poem by Miriam Caskey, The seventies may come and go, a major landmark with all the show [12]

Mantinada by Paul Halstead, Το παράπονο των Τζεραλντισµένων [13]

Some Reminiscences, Sinclair Hood, Vassos Karageorghis, Hugh Sackett, Stelios Andreou, Maria Iacovou, Nicoletta Momigliano, Anja Ulbrich, Silvia Ferrara [14]


Paul Halstead & Valasia Isaakidou, Good people of Eastern Crete [30-33]

Peter Warren, In divino veritas. Remarks on the conceptualization and representation of divinity in Bronze Age Crete [34-40]

Todd Whitelaw, The divergence of civilisation: Fournou Korifi and Pyrgos [41-48]

Eleni Hatzaki, Ceramic production and consumption at the Neopalatial settlement of Myrtos–Pyrgos:the case of ‘in-and-out’ bowls [49-57]

Emilia Oddo, Cross-joins and archaeological sections. The Myrtos–Pyrgos cistern: reconstructing a Neopalatial stratigraphy [58-62]

Carl Knappett, Palatial and provincial pottery revisited [63-66]

John Younger, The Myrtos–Pyrgos and Gournia roundels inscribed in Linear A: Suffixes, prefixes, and a journey to Syme [67-70]

Judith Weingarten, Old, worn, and obscured: Stamped pot handles at Pyrgos [71-75]

Borja Legarra Herrero, A square tomb with a round soul. The Myrtos–Pyrgos tomb in the funerary context of Middle Bronze Age Crete [76-81]

Jonathan H. Musgrave, Myrtos-Pyrgos: A snapshot of dental and skeletal health in Bronze Age Crete [82-89]

Argyro Nafplioti, Evidence for residential mobility at Myrtos-Pyrgos? [90-93]

Alexandra Karetsou & Anna Margherita Jasink, A Hieroglyphic seal from the Juktas Peak Sanctuary [94-99]

Olga Krzyszkowska, Why were cats different? Script and imagery in Middle Minoan II glyptic [100-106]

Marina Panagiotaki, Egyptian Blue: The substance of eternity [107-113]

James D. Muhly & Philip P. Betancourt, Lapis lazuli in the Greek Bronze Age [114-119]

Colin F. Macdonald, ‘Things are seldom what they seem’. Some Middle Minoan rooms with gypsum pillars at Knossos [120-130]

Malcolm H. Wiener, The Mycenaean conquest of Minoan Crete [131-142]

Katerina Kopaka, Minos Kalokairinos and his early excavations at Knossos. An overview, a portrait, and a return to the Kephala pithoi [143-151]

†Stylianos Alexiou, The naval wall-painting of Thera [152-158]

Harriet Blitzer, On goat hair [159-167]

David E. Wilson, The Early Bronze II seal impressions from Ayia Irini, Kea: Their context, pan-Aegean links, and meaning [168-174]

Jack L. Davis & Sharon R. Stocker, Crete, Messenia, and the date of Tholos IV at Pylos [175-178]

L. Vance Watrous, Bronze Age past and present in Classical Greece [179-183]


David A. Sewell, The seafarers of Maroni [186-191]

Jan Driessen, A power building at Maroni-Vournes [192-197]

Sturt Manning, Two notes on Myrtos-Pyrgos and Maroni-Vournes. 1. The date of the destruction of the country house at Myrtos-Pyrgos. 2. The spatial setting of Maroni-Vournes, Cyprus [198-205]

Carol Bell, Maroni-Vournes Mycenaean wares: a very pictorial assemblage [206-210]

Silvia Ferrara, Cypriot inscriptions, pot-marks, and all things unreadable: Maroni-Vournes and beyond [211-213]

Anja Ulbrich, Maroni-Vournes beyond the Bronze Age: Investigating an Archaic to Hellenistic shrine [214-218]

Alison South, Neighbours or rivals: Buildings and people at Kalavasos and Maroni [219-223]

Diane Bolger, Were they all women? Gender and pottery production in prehistoric Cyprus [224-229]

George Papasavvas & Vasiliki Kassianidou, The new status of copper and bronze on Cyprus at the end of the Late Bronze Age [230-236]

Murray C. McClellan & Pamela J. Russell, Regifting, Cesnola-style: The case of a Cypriot votive head at Amherst College [237-240]

Gerald Cadogan-Publications [241-247]

Index [247]


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