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Patterns of production and consumption of coarse to semi-fine pottery at Early Iron Age Knossos

Boileau, Marie-Claude and Whitley, Anthony James Monins 2010. Patterns of production and consumption of coarse to semi-fine pottery at Early Iron Age Knossos. Annual of the British School at Athens 105 , pp. 225-268. 10.1017/S006824540000040X

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This paper presents the results of a large-scale petrological study of Early Iron Age coarsewares from North-Central Crete. 210 samples were taken for analysis from six locations at Knossos, representing distinct funerary, domestic and ritual contexts. The bulk of these (188) can be divided into seven fabric groups, with 22 loners or pairs. Four of the seven fabrics exhibit a mineralogy that is consistent with local geology. Three of the fabric groups however appear to be non-local, and two of these fabrics are cooking wares. A non-Cretan,Cycladic sources is suggested for these two fabric groups. There appears to be a major change in the source of Knossian fabrics after 850 BC, and this may be linked to wider Mediterranean connections.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Publisher: British School at Athens
ISSN: 0068-2454
Funders: British School at Athens, Institute for Aegean Prehistory
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:53

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