Excavations at Phylakopi in Melos 1974-77 (BSA Supplementary by Colin Renfrew

By Colin Renfrew

The excavations undertaken via the British tuition at Athens on the Bronze Age website of Phylakopi within the Cycladic island of Melos from 1896 to 1899, below the quick supervision of Duncan Mackenzie, were defined (by no much less an expert than Carl Blegen) as: 'the first quite critical attempt to appreciate stratification, the 1st significant excavation in Greece'. because that point Phylakopi has been a key web site either for the examine of the Cycladic Bronze Age and of prehistoric Aegean interconnections. This quantity completes the authoritative account of the excavations undertaken for the British tuition of Archaeology from 1974 to 1977 less than the course of Colin Renfrew. best experts give a contribution complete descriptions of the stratigraphy, of the pottery of successive stages and of the opposite unearths, now making Phylakopi essentially the most comprehensively documented and released websites of the Aegean Bronze Age. Phylakopi used to be a payment in shut contact with different parts, significantly Minoan Crete and Helladic Greece, from the Early Bronze Age onwards, with a marked bring up in Minoan imports throughout the heart Bronze Age. The chronology of the fortifications is the following re-assessed within the mild of stratigraphic institutions. The painted plasters, now assigned to the overdue Bronze I interval, also are re-evaluated, as is the real vital construction of the time (with the locate of a capsule fragment within the Minoan Linear A script). major fabric of the Mycenaean interval is defined intimately and vitamins reveals from the 1974-77 excavations released within the Archaeology of Cult: The Sanctuary at Phylakopi. BSA Suppl. 18 (London 1985). the expansion of payment in Melos has been defined in C. Renfrew and J.M. Wagstaff (eds.), An Island Polity: the Archaeology of Exploitation in Melos (Cambridge 1982). With this new quantity book of the undertaking now reaches final touch, supplying the documentation upon which past and newer conclusions needs to relaxation. This paintings may still stand for a few years because the definitive account of this significant Bronze Age website, one of many first proto-urban centres of the prehistoric Aegean. It deals a lot of the evidential foundation wanted for assessing the function of the Cyclades within the constructing box of Aegean Bronze Age stories.

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