Moni Odigitria: A Prepalatial Cemetery and Its Environs in the Asterousia, Southern Crete (Prehistory Monographs)
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This volume presents the final report on the excavation of two Prepalatial tholos tombs and their associated remains at Chatzinas Liophyto near the Moni Odigitria (monastery) in south-central Crete. The grave goods and burial remains include pottery, metal objects, chipped stones, stone vases, gold and stone jewelry, sealstones, and human skeletal material. The results of the associated survey of the upper catchment of the Hagiopharango region are also reported. The book finishes with a reappraisal of our understanding of the early settlement of the Hagiopharango and a Greek summary.
significant numbers elsewhere in stratum II of Room a. Although Room a1 may have been used in EM I or IIA, it may have continued to function in EM III/MM I after Room b1 went out of use. Room b1 produced a much smaller assemblage of sherds (210), of which five were EM I, although 18 sherds in Ware 25 may be mostly EM I/IIA. It yielded nothing that needs to be later than EM IIB, however, and no conical cup sherds were discovered at all. The impression is that it was little used for pottery
blade-like flake; obsidian. Dims. 2.01 x 1.99 x 0.5. CS3 (Fig. 61). Northeast of Tholos A, Tr. Δ, st. II. Proximal crested blade; obsidian. Dims. 1.37 x 0.63 x 0.13. CS4 (Fig. 61). Tr. A/E2, st. III. Proximal center blade; obsidian. Dims. 3.48 x 0.75 x 0.2. Used. CS5 (Fig. 61). Sieved soil in Tholos A. Proximal center blade; obsidian. Dims. 3.16 x 0.92 x 0.29. CS6 (Fig. 61). Tr. A/Z, st. I. Proximal center blade; obsidian. Dims. 2.42 x 0.78 x 0.23. Used. CS7 (Fig. 61). Tr. A/Z, st. III. Proximal
Decoration in reddish-brown paint is limited to the head, spine, and tail, but for a curious motif painted in the center of the body. This is a net or grid, from three (possibly four) corners of which a solid fan-like motif projects. A very similar motif was painted on a sherd from Hagia Kyriaki (Blackman and Branigan 1982, fig. 13:155). Similar zoomorphic jugs with elongated bodies were found at Koumasa (Xanthoudides 1924, pl. 28) and in Lebena Tomb II (Alexiou and Warren 2004, fig. 31:509). EM
diagonal lines that cross in the middle of the body of the vessel. EM IIA. P119 (HM 25271; Fig. 41; Pl. 42) (85%) W:8, F:2C1. Side-spouted bowl, with a vertical handle opposite the spout. Painted groups of five diagonal lines around exterior of body. Painted bands applied to spout and one on top of handle. EM IIA. P120 (HM 25367; Fig. 41; Pl. 41) (25%) W:8, F:2C1. Side-spouted bowl, with a vertical handle opposite the spout. Painted groups of 5–7 lines applied vertically and horizontally to
collected from an area of less than 2 m2! Over 20% of the material was EM I–IIA, including sherds of all of the wares from this period except for Lebena (Ware 5) and Fine Gray Ware (Ware 9). Cooking pot sherds also make up 20% of the group. Of the 4 MNV identified, one is a “Pyrgos” chalice in plain Gray Burnished Ware, one an Hagios Onouphrios II cup (form 1C4), and one a small Salame (Ware 4) jug. The other is a Cooking Pot scoop. A single conical cup sherd is the only piece that should be