Krinoi Kai Limenes

“Late Minoan III Reoccupation in the Area of the Palatial Building at Petras, Siteia
,” in Late Minoan III Pottery. Acts of the Symposium Organized by the Danish
Institute in Athens, August 1994, E. Hallager and B.P. Hallager, eds., pp. 209–

Author: Philip P. Betancourt

Publisher: INSTAP Academic Press (Institute for Aegean Prehistory)

ISBN: 1623031052

Category: History

Page: 315

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Joseph and Maria Shaw received the Archaeological Institute of America's Gold Medal for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in January of 2006. This volume is a collection of the papers presented at the Gold Medal Colloquium held in their honour during the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Montreal, Quebec. Additional articles have also been written for this volume. Many of the articles pertain to different aspects of Aegean Bronze Age architecture, harbors, frescoes, and trade, which are all keen interests of the Shaws.

Petras Siteia I

This volume is the first of two that represent the final publication of Sector I of the Prepalatial–Postpalatial Minoan urban settlement and palace of Petras, Siteia, located in eastern Crete, and it presents the results of the ...

Author: Metaxia Tsipopoulou


ISBN: 1623034086

Category: History

Page: 488

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This volume is the first of two that represent the final publication of Sector I of the Prepalatial–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.

Studies in Aegean Art and Culture

Petras, Siteia: The Palace, the Town, the Hinterland and the Protopalatial
Background,” in Monuments of Minos: Rethinking the Minoan Palaces.
Proceedings of the International Workshop “Crete of the Hundred Palaces?” Held
at the ...

Author: Robert B. Koehl

Publisher: INSTAP Academic Press (Institute for Aegean Prehistory)

ISBN: 1623034132

Category: History

Page: 142

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Section 508 Compliant The papers published here are dedicated to the memory of Ellen N. Davis, one of the most valued and beloved Aegean scholars of her generation. All of the articles are in some way inspired or influenced by Davis’ own contributions to the field. In the area of metalwork, several papers investigate interconnections within and around the Aegean during the Early, Middle and Late Bronze Ages (Betancourt, Ferrence and Muhly, Weingarten, Kopcke), while others examine metal ware in its social context (Wiener). Papers on wall painting range from studies of pigments and optical illusions (Vlachopoulos), to representations of water (Shank). Anthropomorphic representations, or their absence, of goddesses or priestesses (Jones), rulers (Palaima), or initiates (Koehl) are also studied here with new eyes and fresh insights.

Children Death and Burial

Kephala Petras: the human remains and the burial practices in the rock shelter, in
Tsipopoulou, M. (ed.), Petras, Siteia–25 Years of Excavations and Studies, 161–
170. Århus: Aarhus University Press. Triantaphyllou, S. in press. Managing with ...

Author: Eileen Murphy

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1785707159

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Children, Death and Burials assembles a panorama of studies with a focus on juvenile burials; the 16 papers have a wide geographic and temporal breadth and represent a range of methodological approaches. All have a similar objective in mind, however, namely to understand how children were treated in death by different cultures in the past; to gain insights concerning the roles of children of different ages in their respective societies and to find evidence of the nature of past adult–child relationships and interactions across the life course. The contextualisation and integration of the data collected, both in the field and in the laboratory, enables more nuanced understandings to be gained in relation to the experiences of the young in the past. A broad range of issues are addressed within the volume, including the inclusion/exclusion of children in particular burial environments and the impact of age in relation to the place of children in society. Child burials clearly embody identity and ‘the domestic child’, ‘the vulnerable child’, ‘the high status child’, ‘the cherished child’, ‘the potential child’, ‘the ritual child’ and the ‘political child’, and combinations thereof, are evident throughout the narratives. Investigation of the burial practices afforded to children is pivotal to enlightenment in relation to key facets of past life, including the emotional responses shown towards children during life and in death, as well as an understanding of their place within the social strata and ritual activities of their societies. An important new collection of papers by leading researchers in funerary archaeology, examining the particular treatment of juvenile burials in the past. In particular focuses on the expression of varying status and identity of children in the funerary archaeological record as a key to understanding the place of children in different societies.

Final Neolithic Crete and the Southeast Aegean

Papadakis, N., and B. Rutkowski. 1985. New Research at Skales Cave near
Praisos, BSA 80, 129–137. Papadatos, Y. 2007. The Beginning of Metallurgy in
Crete: New Evidence from the FN-EM I Settlement at Kephala Petras, Siteia, in
Day, ...

Author: Krzysztof Nowicki

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1614510377

Category: History

Page: 508

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This book presents an archaeological study of Crete in transition from the Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age (c. 4000 to 3000 BC) within the broader South Aegean context. The study, based on the author’s own fieldwork, contains a gazetteer ofover 170sites. The material from these sites will prompt archaeologists in Greece, Turkey, and the Middle East to reconsider their understanding of the foundation of Bronze Age civilization in the Aegean.

The Politics of Storage

“Late Minoan III Reoccupation in the Area of the Palatial Building at Petras, Siteia
,” in Hallager and Hallager, eds., 1997, pp. 209–252. ———. 1999. “Before,
During, After: the Architectural Phases of the Palatial Building at Petras, Siteia,” in

Author: Kostandinos S. Christakis

Publisher: INSTAP Academic Press (Institute for Aegean Prehistory)

ISBN: 1623030129

Category: Social Science

Page: 185

View: 253

The storage of staples and its importance for the functioning of Cretan Bronze Age society has become an active topic of debate. This study reassesses the intrinsic relationship between storage and sociopolitical complexity by combining testimonies on the storage of staples from palatial, nonpalatial elite, and ordinary domestic contexts dated to the LM I period. The main goals are (1) to examine a wide range of information concerned with the storage of staples; (2) to develop a comprehensive model to explain how storage strategies operate within LM I societies; and (3) to infer sociopolitical and socio-economic levels of interaction among the different social sectors operating within LM I societies (mainly LM IB societies).

Power and Architecture

Besides the palaces of Knossos , Malia , Phaistos and Petras , which were rebuilt
after the MM IIb earthquake ... 3 M . TSIPOPOULOU , Before , during , after : the
architectural phases of the palatial building at Petras , Siteia , in : P . P ...

Author: Joachim Bretschneider

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042918313

Category: Architecture

Page: 236

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The idea that societies and rulers express their power through monumental architecture is not a new one, but this collection of essays, the result of a 2002 conference in Leuven, takes the arguement back to the very beginnings of monumental architecture in the Bronze Age Near East and Aegean, to ask if this process can be linked to a particular ...

The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History

... south of Palaikastro, also had a Protopalatial phase (Platon 1971; Reid 2007).
25 Protopalatial Petras The latest protopalatial building to be designated a
palace is Petras, Siteia, in northeastern Crete, which has a small courtyard

Author: Nancy H. Demand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444342347

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 404

The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History reveals the role of the complex interaction of Mediterranean seafaring and maritime connections in the development of the ancient Greek city-states. Offers fascinating insights into the origins of urbanization in the ancient Mediterranean, including the Greek city-state Based on the most recent research on the ancient Mediterranean Features a novel approach to theories of civilization change - foregoing the traditional isolationists model of development in favor of a maritime based network Argues for cultural interactions set in motion by exchange and trade by sea

The LMIII Cemetery at Tourloti Siteia

The closest parallel , however , in East Crete is a stirrup - jar from Petras , Siteia ,
which dates to the end of the LMIIIB or beginning of the LMIIIC period . 224 The
two jars from Petras and Tourloti differ slightly in form , the first being slightly more

Author: Constantinos Paschalidis

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: History

Page: 106

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"Halfway along the mountainous route between the Ierapetra isthmus and Siteia, on the northern limits of the western mountain range of the Siteia province (eastern Crete), is the small village of Tourloti. Approximately 2.5 kilometres north of the village, on the hillside that drops down to the beach at Mochlos, on the site of Plakalona, is a LMIII chamber tomb cemetery. Richard B. Seager was the first to identify and excavate the site in 1900. He collected the LMIII stirrup-jar now in the museum of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1906, Stefanos Xanthoudidis reported that 'Mycenaean' copper alloy weapons and tools had been found at Metochia, Tourloti. The first brief archaeological report for investigations in the area was published in 1938 by Manolis Mavroreidis of Siteia, temporary curator of antiquities and schoolteacher, who excavated a rich grave at Plakalona, unpublished to this day. In 1959, Nikolaos Platon identified a further group of rock-hewn chamber tombs, which he never excavated, despite his original intentions. The chance discovery of seven vases from one or more tombs at the end of the 1950s or the beginning of the 1960s once again disturbed the peaceful cemetery. The vases were presented to the Archaeological Service of Siteia, as well as a LMIIIC tub larnax from the same cemetery. In June 1984, after the Town of Tourloti notified the Archaeological Service of antiquities found during construction work and a (looted) chamber tomb was explored at Plakalona, as well as a second, richly appointed chamber tomb. A third looted LMIII chamber tomb was identified in 1990 and recently (2006) another wealthy chamber tomb. This work presents the finds of the chamber tombs excavated and the vases handed over previously. The latter group includes Octopus Close Style stirrup-jar presented in the volume's second chapter together with a discussion of its attribution to a particular workshop and a distinct vase painter conventionally dubbed the 'Xanthoudidis Master'. In the absence of petrographic or other analysis, the hypothesis on the vase's provenance is based on morphological and stylistic criteria and on the fabric's macroscopic examination. A study of the human bones from the Papadakis excavation by Dr P.J.P. McGeorge completes this volume."--Publisher's website.

Defensive Architecture of Prehistoric Crete

Archaeological Survey at Aghia Photia , Siteia . SIMA - PB 76 ... Recenti scoperte
di epoca minoica nel golfo di Sitia in Creta orientale . In : M . Rocchi and L ... Late
Minoan III Reoccupation in the Area of the Palatial Building at Petras , Siteia .

Author: Tomas Alusik

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: History

Page: 230

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Defensive Architecture of Prehistory Crete

Late Minoan III Pottery

Late Minoan III Reoccupation in the Area of the Palatial Building at Petras , Siteia
* Metaxia Tsipopoulou Introduction The image of LM III occupation in the Siteia
Bay area , fragmentary and uncertain until the mid - 1980 ' s , has gained in ...

Author: Erik Hallager

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag


Category: History

Page: 420

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This monograph presents a full discussion of the current research in late-Bronze Age III pottery in Crete. The contributors of the 12 essays are archaeologists presently studying late-Minoan (LM) III pottery, preferably from stratified excavations in the significant LM settlements and tombs of Crete, as well as scholars who have already published their findings. The book presents material from important excavations in Crete, Also included is a useful, ten-page chart organising the names, with line drawings of the 78 prevailing vase types of the period. Additional essays provide background for the appreciation of previously published articles and monographs on LM III pottery by highlighting past and current controversies, most confined to the development of Minoan pottery. The late-Bronze Age III in Crete is a relatively new area of research; a definition of the current situation was deemed necessary as a starting point to the future exchange of ideas and experiences.


... at Petras in the Gulf of Sitia have radically changed the chronological context of
the Cretan hieroglyphic inscriptions . In Petras , apart from a seal impression in
hieroglyphs on the handle of an amphora coming from Gournia dated to MM II B ...

Author: Ernst Grumach



Category: Inscriptions


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The Function of the Minoan Villa

Villas ” and Villages in the Hinterland of Petras , Siteia by Metaxia Tsipopoulou
and Anastasia Papacostopoulou ΚΟΛΠΟΣ ΜΑΛΙΩΝ ΚΡΗΤΙΚΟ ΠΕΛΑΓΟΣ ΚΑΛΑ
ΠΕΤΡΑΣ ON ΑΣΙΣ . ΜΑΚΡΥΓΙΑΛΟΣ. Abstract The “ villas ” of the bay of Siteia , at ...

Author: Svenska institutet (Athènes). International symposium

Publisher: Coronet Books


Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 245

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During Early Minoan IIB Petras was already an extensive settlement , occupying
a large part of the hill . ... a 13 14 15 16 Cf. B. BURKE , “ A textile Workshop in
House II at Petras , Siteia , ” Proceedings of the gik International Cretological ...




Category: Aegean Sea Region

Page: 248

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Escaping the Labyrinth

This volume radically enhances understanding of the important, but hitherto little known, Neolithic settlement and culture of Crete.

Author: Valasia Isaakidou

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782974903

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 530

Beneath the Bronze Age 'Palace of Minos', Neolithic Knossos is one of the earliest known farming settlements in Europe and perhaps the longest-lived. For 3000 years, Neolithic Knossos was also perhaps one of very few settlements on Crete and, for much of this time, maintained a distinctive material culture. This volume radically enhances understanding of the important, but hitherto little known, Neolithic settlement and culture of Crete. Thirteen papers, from the tenth Sheffield Aegean Round Table in January 2006, explore two aspects of the Cretan Neolithic: the results of recent re-analysis of a range of bodies of material from J.D. Evans' excavations at EN-FN Knossos; and new insights into the Cretan Late and Final Neolithic and the contentious belated colonisation of the rest of the island, drawing on both new and old fieldwork. Papers in the first group examine the idiosyncratic Knossian ceramic chronology (P. Tomkins), human figurines from a gender perspective (M. Mina), funerary practices (S. Triantaphyllou), chipped stone technology (J. Conolly), land and-use and its social implications (V. Isaakidou). Those in the second group, present a re-evaluation of LN Katsambas (N. Galanidou and K. Mandeli), evidence for later Neolithic exploration of eastern Crete (T. Strasser), Ceremony and consumption at late Final Neolithic Phaistos (S. Todaro and S. Di Tonto), Final Neolithic settlement patterns (K. Nowicki), the transition to the Early Bronze Age at Kephala Petra (Y. Papadatos), and a critical appraisal of Final Neolithic 'marginal colonisation' (P. Halstead). In conclusion, C. Broodbank places the Cretan Neolithic within its wider Mediterranean context and J.D. Evans provides an autobiographical account of a lifetime of insular Neolithic exploration.

Studi micenei ed egeo anatolici

34 See a similar interpretation for PE Zc 4 , in M . Tsipopoulou & E . Hallager ,
Inscriptions with Hieroglyphs and Linear A from Petras , Siteia , SMEA 37 ( 1996 )
, 7 - 46 . The same can be ( and has been ) suggested A pithos fragment with a ...




Category: Classical antiquities


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Petras, near Siteia, is tiny. Although Petras has a Protopalatial phase, that phase
begins in Middle Minoan II (rather than Middle Minoan I as the “big three”). The
Kommos “palace,” T, also has a Protopalatial predecessor, which like that at ...

Author: Joseph W. Shaw

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 0876616597

Category: Social Science

Page: 171

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To celebrate thirty years of excavation, the director of the University of Toronto excavations at Kommos presents a personal view of the site and the archaeological investigations that have transformed our understanding of what daily life for more humble members of the Bronze Age population may have been like. At the same time, the site was a busy port with connections to the Near East that continued into historic periods and some rich finds and elaborate buildings reflect the importance of foreign trade for the Cretan economy.

Deconstructing Context

1 at Petras , Siteia . In Kalokairinos , A . ( ed . ) Proceedings of the 9th
International Congress of Cretan Studies , 1 – 6 October 2001 . Elounda , Society
of Cretan Historical Studies . Chryssikopoulou , E . ( in press ) TexvoOyikés
napatnpňoeis ...

Author: Demetra Papaconstantinou

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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The importance of context has been extensively discussed in recent years. This volume attempts to address the fragmentation and misconceptions that have developed around context in archaeology, highlighting the common threads that link together varying contextual perspectives. The first part of the book examines the concept of archaeological context by offering a critical assessment of its 'historical' development. The second section presents a number of case studies, and the third section discusses the management of archaeological material. Finally, part four takes the discussion on context further, setting the content of the book in a wider perspective.

Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of London

SETTLEMENT TO A PALATIAL CENTRE Metaxia Tsipopoulou Fifteen years of
work have identified nine phases of occupation at Petras : I . Final Neolithic EM II
EM III - MM IA ...

Author: University of London. Institute of Classical Studies



Category: Civilization, Classical


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Funerary Landscapes East of Lasithi Crete in the Bronze Age

Petras , Siteia : The Palace , the Town , the Hinterland and the Protopalatial
Background . In Monuments of Minos : Rethinking the Minoan Palaces .
Proceedings of the International Workshop “ Crete of the Hundred Palaces ? ”
held at the ...

Author: Giorgos Vavouranakis

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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This book examines the application of these ideas to Bronze Age burials in east Crete, in order to examine the historical significance of a specific pattern of changes in funerary monumentality. Within the Early Bronze Age landscape, tombs built above the ground were monumental landmarks. Such monumentality was lost during the Middle -Late Bronze Age period, when the dead were usually buried underground or in caves. At the same time, the living made their presence increasingly marked in the landscape, with the erection of 'palaces' and 'villas' and the formation of nucleated settlements. Finally, the re-emergence of burials in the landscape during the Late Minoan III period, albeit in the form of modest semi-subterranean chambers, coincides with a fragmentation of large urban settlements and a return to modest-sized communities. An examination of funerary activity from a landscape perspective can provide a better understanding of the relationship between funerary monumentality and socio-historical process and also the ways in which this relationship was expressed in the landscape.