The Late Minoan III Necropolis of Armenoi

PREHISTORY MONOGRAPHS

Book 60
INSTAP Academic Press (Institute for Aegean Prehistory)
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This is the first volume on the Late Minoan III Necropolis of Armenoi in western Crete. To date two hundred and thirty-two chamber tombs have been excavated. The necropolis is the most important and extensive, and the only intact, cemetery that dates to Late Bronze Age III on Crete. It was very rich in finds, which include more than 800 decorated vases, significant bronzes, painted larnakes, a boar’s tooth helmet and a stirrup jar with a Linear B inscription, and there is evidence for the remains of up to a thousand individuals. The volume presents the background and history of the site, describes and illustrates the most important finds. Field surveys and a geophysical survey were carried out with the goal of discovering the wealthy town which built the necropolis, and this was accomplished. Catalogues of the Minoan finds, and also the oft-overlooked Roman and Byzantine ones, from the surveys are included. Chapters on the topographical and the geological settings of the necropolis are presented, as well as a proposed method for tomb construction, a potential metal resource, and a chapter which discusses Armenoi, Western Crete and the Linear B tablets from Knossos.
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About the author

Ph.d.; Professor, Green Templeton College And Division Of Medical Sciences, University Of Oxford (Retired); Senior Consultant To And Coordinator Of The Human Skeletal Remains For The Armenoi Project.
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Publisher
INSTAP Academic Press (Institute for Aegean Prehistory)
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Published on
Jul 31, 2018
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Pages
284
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ISBN
9781623034191
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Ancient / General
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