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Title: Kommos in Southern Crete: an Aegean barometer for east-west interconnections
Authors: Shaw, Joseph W.
Keywords: Excavations (Archaeology) - Greece - Kommos (Crete)
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: The University of Crete and the A.G. Leventis Foundation
Citation: Shaw, Joseph W. "Kommos in Southern Crete: an Aegean barometer for east-west interconnections". in Eastern Mediterranean: Cyprus-Dodecanese-Crete, 16th-6th cent. B.C., Rethymnon Conference of May 1996, Athens, 1998: 13-27. (Editors: Vassos Karageorghis and Nikolaos Stampolidis).
Abstract: This Cretan harbour-town, like Ugarit or Enkomi, can serve as a focus for study of east-west connections. At Kommos, now familiar to many, its interconnections cover the chronological spectrum of the Conference. The two major periods are Minoan and Greek. For the Middle and Late Bronze Age, there are large civic buildings, at least partially designed for storage, bordered by a town. The first is a large MM civic building, much destroyed. The second is Late Minoan I Building T, palatial in character, with a large central court. The third, LM IIIA2/IIIB Building P, with broad galleries, may have been used to store ships. Our chief evidence for interconnections during MM and LM, aside from ingot fragments from Cyprus, is ceramic, in particular pottery from Cyprus, Egypt, Italy and/or Sardinia, and Syria/Palestine. For the period 1000-600 B.C., when a rural sanctuary was in use, our evidence is also mainly ceramic (Phoenician and East Greek), but an actual built structure, and graffiti on local pottery, witness foreign presence.
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/3071
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