The Pseira Cemetery II: Excavation of the Tombs (Pseira VII) (Prehistory Monographs, Volume 6)

Richard B. Seager excavated the Minoan cemetery at Pseira in 1907, however the paintings used to be by no means released. The Temple college excavations (1985–1994) less than the path of Philip P. Betancourt and Costis Davaras performed a radical floor survey of the cemetery zone, wiped clean and drew plans of all seen tombs, and excavated tombs that had no longer been formerly excavated. the result of the cemetery excavations at the small island off the northeast coast of Crete are released in volumes. Pseira VII offers the implications from the excavation and cleansing of the nineteen tombs that also exist on the Pseira cemetery. The cemetery is extraordinary for the range of its tomb forms. Burials have been in cist graves equipped of vertical slabs (a category with Cycladic parallels), in small tombs developed of fieldstones, in condominium tombs, and in jars. Burials have been communal, as is common in Minoan cemeteries. Artifacts incorporated clay vases, stone vessels, obsidian, bronze instruments, jewellery, and different items.

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Reviews: Chipped from trampling. Date: FN–MM IIB four. sixty four, Fig. 33 (PS 1981; T1575E 1905N-2). Blade, proximal finish. Preserved size 2. zero; max w zero. eight; max th zero. three. Obsidian (black, N 1). ridges. Date: FN–MM IIB. four. sixty five, Fig. 33 (PS 1982; T1575E 1905N-2). subsidized blade, heart part. Preserved size 2. zero; max w 1. 6; max th zero. four. Obsidian (black, N 1). abnormal; retouch on correct facet of dorsal floor. reviews: Chipped from use on left side. Date: FN–MM IIB. TOMB four STONE VESSELS four. sixty six, Fig. 33 (PS 1891; T1575E 1905N-2).

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Betancourt, Costis Davaras, and Richard desire Simpson . . . . . . . . . . . . . three 1. Tomb 1, Demetrios Anglos, Philip P. Betancourt, Heidi M. C. Dierckx, Susan Ferrence, Mari P. Mateo, Kristalia Melessanaki, David S. Reese, and Fotini Zervaki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . five 2. Tomb 2, Philip P. Betancourt, Paul Goldberg, Richard desire Simpson, Robert B. Koehl, Olga Matzari, David S. Reese, Werner H. Schoch, and Fotini Zervaki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 three. Tomb three, Philip P.

Closed vessel (jug? ), base sherd. D of base four. A phyllite cloth (reddish yellow, 5YR 6/6). Globular physique. Date: EM I–MM IIA. 1. seventy six, Fig. 23 (PS 1369; T1610E 1865N-E2). Elliptical pyxis, base sherd. Restored d of base ca. five x 12. A phyllite textile (red, 10R 5/8); vaughan 2002, textile 2. Elliptical pyxis with low greatest diameter; double lug-handles low at the physique. thirteen TOMB 1 reviews: this is often a similar pink phyllite cloth used for jugs with handles thrust during the wall of the physique. Date: EM I–IIA. PHYllITE cloth, EM I–II (?

Ninety three 12. Tomb 12, Philip P. Betancourt and Olga Matzari . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety five vi PSEIRA VI thirteen. Tomb thirteen, Philip P. Betancourt and Olga Matzari . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety nine 14. Tomb 14, Philip P. Betancourt and Olga Matzari . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 15. Tomb 15, Philip P. Betancourt and Polyxeni Bougia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred and five sixteen. Tomb sixteen, Philip P. Betancourt and Fotini Zervaki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 17. Tomb 17, Philip P. Betancourt . . . .

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