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Excavations in the Archaic Civic Buildings at Azoria in 2005-2006
  • Donald C. Haggis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Margaret S. Mook, Iowa State University
  • Rodney D. Fitzsimons, Trent University
  • C. Margaret Scarry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Lynn M. Snyder, Smithsonian Institution
  • William C. West, III, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Continuing excavation on the South Acropolis at Azoria in northeastern Crete has exposed buildings of Archaic date (7th–early 5th century b.c.) that served communal or public functions. Work conducted in 2005 and 2006 completed the exploration of Late Archaic levels within the Communal Dining Building (putative andreion complex), the Monumental Civic Building, and the adjacent Service Building. These contexts and their assemblages, especially the animal and plant remains, permit the characterization of diverse dining practices and the interpretation of patterns of food production and consumption. Both the Communal Dining Building and the Monumental Civic Building show extensive evidence of communal feasting and the integration of cult.

This article is from Hesperia 80 (2011): 1–70. Posted with permission.

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Donald C. Haggis, Margaret S. Mook, Rodney D. Fitzsimons, C. Margaret Scarry, et al.. "Excavations in the Archaic Civic Buildings at Azoria in 2005-2006" Hesperia Vol. 80 Iss. 1 (2011) p. 1 - 70
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