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Mochlos IB

Mochlos IB: Period III. Neopalatial Settlement on the Coast: The Artisans' Quarter and the Farmhouse at Chalinomouri. The Neopalatial Pottery

Kellee A. Barnard
Thomas M. Brogan
Peter M. Day
Louise Joyner
Ann M. Nicgorski
Eleni Nodarou
Maria Relaki
Mary Ellen Soles
Jeffrey S. Soles
Jeffrey S. Soles
Costis Davaras
Volume: 8
Copyright Date: 2003
Published by: INSTAP Academic Press
Pages: 345
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    Mochlos IB
    Book Description:

    Mochlos is a Minoan town set on a fine harbour at the eastern side of the Gulf of Mirabello, in northeast Crete. It was first inhabited during the Neolithic period, and it had an important Minoan settlement during most of the Bronze Age. Mochlos I , to be published in three volumes, presents the results of the excavations in the Neopalatial levels of the Artisans' Quarter, and at the farmhouse at Chalinomouri. The Artisans' Quarter consisted of a series of workshops with evidence for pottery manufacture, metalworking, and weaving. Chalinomouri, a semi-independent farmhouse with strong connections to the nearby island settlement at Mochlos, was engaged in craftwork and food processing as well as agriculture. This volume, Mochlos IB presents the pottery from the site. Contents: A Macroscopic Analysis of the Neopalatial Fabrics; A Petrographic Analysis of the Neopalatial Pottery; The Neopalatial Pottery: A Catalog; Conclusions: The Decoration, Character, and Relative Chronology of the Neopalatial Pottery.

    eISBN: 978-1-62303-018-6
    Subjects: Archaeology

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. List of Figures
    (pp. vii-x)
  4. List of Plates
    (pp. xi-xiv)
  5. List of Chart, Tables, and Graphs
    (pp. xv-xvi)
  6. Acknowledgments
    (pp. xvii-xviii)
    Kellee A. Barnard, Thomas M. Brogan and Jeffrey S. Soles
  7. Abbreviations
    (pp. xix-xx)
  8. Introduction
    (pp. 1-2)
    Kellee A. Barnard, Thomas M. Brogan and Jeffrey S. Soles

    The following presentation of the ceramic remains from the Artisans’ Quarter and the Chalinomouri farmhouse is divided into five parts. Chapters 1 and 2 discuss the range of fabrics, local and imported, from the LM IB deposits. Using both macroscopic and microscopic analysis, the study aims to describe and classify all of the various fabrics integral to the site and, where possible, correlate this information with the other known fabric types for the Mirabello region. While the analysis of local exchange patterns, local clay sources, and pottery technology is the most significant development from this research, it also considers foreign...

  9. 1 A Macroscopic Analysis of the Neopalatial Fabrics
    (pp. 3-12)
    Kellee A. Barnard

    The following chapter presents only the ceramic fabrics found in the Artisan’s Quarter and at the Chalinomouri farmstead and does not include the full range of fabrics, Neopalatial or otherwise, from Mochlos. Discussion of the entirety of fabric types found at Mochlos will appear in the subsequent Mochlos volumes dealing with the main settlement on the island. The first part of this discussion is designed to provide the reader with a general macroscopic description of the fabrics as seen by the naked eye or a simple hand lens (10–16x magnification). The paste color and primary visible inclusions that typify...

  10. 2 A Petrographic Analysis of the Neopalatial Pottery
    (pp. 13-32)
    Peter M. Day, Louise Joyner and Maria Relaki

    Recent years have witnessed a marked increase in the integration of the macroscopic study of ceramic fabric as a basic component of pottery processing on Cretan excavation projects. There have, perhaps, been two influences on this trend: the increase in the number of surface surveys and the increased application of thin section petrography to archaeological ceramics on Crete.

    In the first case, work in west Crete by Moody and in east Crete by Haggis and Mook has suggested that macroscopically distinctive pottery fabrics may be used to date ceramics, when the pottery lacks diagnostic morphological and decorative features.¹ In both...

  11. 3 The Neopalatial Pottery: A Catalog
    (pp. 33-98)
    Kellee A. Barnard, Thomas M. Brogan, Ann M. Nicgorski, Mary Ellen Soles and Jeffrey S. Soles

    The ceramic typology is organized by shape. More than 30 shapes are identified and grouped roughly into four broad categories: open vessels, closed vessels, vessels in cooking fabric, and miscellaneous vessels. Open vessels include those shapes with wide and generally unrestricted mouth diameters. As at most Minoan sites, cups and drinking or serving vessels such as bowls and trays comprise the largest proportion of the open forms. Other, even more utilitarian, shapes such as basins, vats, and scoops also fall into this category.

    The closed shapes are loosely divided into two groups: vases supplied with mechanisms for pouring and those...

  12. 4 Conclusions: The Decoration, Character, and Relative Chronology of the Neopalatial Pottery
    (pp. 99-112)
    Kellee A. Barnard, Thomas M. Brogan and Jeffrey S. Soles

    The decorative schemes on the pottery from the Artisans’ Quarter and Chalinomouri are relatively limited. The basic range of techniques, used singly or in combination, include the following:

    1. A thin, all-over buff slip, especially on the exterior of more reddish clays to give a pale appearance

    2. A dark-slipped trickle pattern

    3. A monochrome dark slip, usually applied by dipping rather than painting

    4. A blob pattern or rim band with drips below applied by controlled dipping in dark slip

    5. A simple horizontal banding in dark slip

    6. A banding that forms one or two zones which are filled with more detailed ornament


  13. Appendix A. A Statistical Analysis of the Pottery
    (pp. 113-170)
    Kellee A. Barnard
  14. Appendix B. A Petrographic Analysis of a Clay Sample from the Field Adjacent to the Artisans’ Quarter
    (pp. 171-174)
    Eleni Nodarou
  15. Bibliography
    (pp. 175-180)
  16. Concordance A Field Numbers and Catalog Numbers for Mochlos vols. IA, IB, IC
    (pp. 183-194)
  17. Concordance B Contexts and Catalog Numbers in Mochlos vols. IA, IB, IC
    (pp. 195-202)
  18. Index
    (pp. 203-208)
  19. Figures
    (pp. None)
  20. Plates
    (pp. None)