Item description for Pseira: The Pseira Cemetry : The Surface Survey (Prehistory Monographs, 5) by Philip P. Betancourt, Kostes Davaras, Mary Ann Ponder, Tullia D'Aragona, Bruce Merry, Eric Myott & Tim Ohr...
Richard B. Seager excavated the Minoan cemetery at Pseira in 1907, but the work was never published. The Temple University excavations (1985-1994) under the direction of Philip P. Betancourt and Costis Davaras conducted an intensive surface survey of the cemetery area, cleaned and drew plans of all visible tombs, and excavated tombs that had not been previously excavated. The results of the cemetery excavations on the small island off the northeast coast of Crete are published in two volumes. Pseira VI publishes the methodology that was employed for the investigation, the topography of the cemetery area, the little that can be reconstructed of Seager's campaign, the ceramic petrography for the cemetery pottery, and the results of the intensive surface survey. The survey shows that the cemetery was first used in the Neolithic period, and it was abandoned in Middle Minoan II. It also demonstrates that the cemetery was larger than the area suggested by the 33 tombs found by Seager, and it shows that the customs included burial in jars, even though no examples have been excavated.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 8.75" Height: 11" Weight: 2.1 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2003
Publisher INSTAP Academic Press
ISBN 1931534047 ISBN13 9781931534048
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More About Philip P. Betancourt, Kostes Davaras, Mary Ann Ponder, Tullia D'Aragona, Bruce Merry, Eric Myott & Tim Ohr
Philip P Betancourt is Professor at the Department of ARt History, temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.