Artl. no: M141
Published in: Uppsala 2014
Pages: 261
Language: English
ISBN13: 978-91-981535-0-7
Price: 80.00 EUR

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Pyla-Kokkinokremos. A late 13th century BC fortified settlement in Cyprus. Excavations 2010–2011

by Vassos Karageorghis & Athanasia Kanta

The volume presents a full report on excavations undertaken in 2010 and 2011 by Vassos Karageorghis and Athanasia Kanta at the C13th BC fortified settlement of Pyla-Kokkinokremos in the Larnaca Bay area of southern Cyprus; and an additional brief report on the 2012 excavations which uncovered two extremely important Cypro-Minoan clay tablets.
Chapters 1–3 discuss the stratigraphy and architecture of excavated rooms and complexes and present the site and its architecture in their historical setting. Chapter 4 includes an inventory of objects and diagnostic sherds and Chapter 5 presents a detailed commentary on the pottery, metal and other finds. The volume concludes with a discussion of Pyla-Kokkinokremos and the ‘Crisis Years’ in Cyprus and remarks on material culture and chronology. Nine appendices discuss Late Helladic IIIB and Late Minoan IIIB amphoroid craters (V. Karageorghis), pot marks (Hirschfeld), ‘Canaanite jars’ (Georgiou), a bronze plaque with a nude female figure (J. Karageorghis) and ground stone tools (McCaig) from the site, and report on the geology (Zomeni) and, variously, petrographic, chemical and Neutron Activation analyses of cooking pots and Minoan imports (Dikomitou-Eliadou, Kiriatzi and Vionis), a Late Helladic III bowl (Mommsen) and copper alloy artefacts (Charalambous and Kassianidou). The volume is richly illustrated, with over 200 in-text site photographs and architectural plans and line drawings and photographs of the finds arranged on nine colour and twenty-two black and white plates, and includes five large-scale plans and sections.
Reviewed in
Antiquity Volume 89 / Issue 347 / October 2015, pp 1253-1254.
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