The Dynamics of Culture Contact in Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age: Evidence from Aghia Photia
Laura Harrison Chronika 1 (2011): 10-13.
Περίληψη (στα Αγγλικά)
The intensification of interregional contacts between the Cyclades and Crete in the Early Bronze Age is often linked to the development of the first palace states on Crete ca. 1900 B.C.E. Emerging elites in the Cyclades and Crete established long-distance trade routes in order to secure access to prestigious items, including metals, needed to legitimize their authority. This phenomenon created an international spirit, which involved both the movement of goods and the establishment of new sites at strategic locations. The cemetery at Aghia Photia on Crete is in a unique position to shed light on these processes, since the tomb architecture and contents have pronounced Cycladic parallels, and appear to indicate that those entombed there migrated from the Cyclades.