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The Late Minoan IIIC Pottery from the Kastro at Kavousi, East Crete
American Journal of Archaeology (1993)
  • Margaret S. Mook, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • William D.E. Coulson
The last phase of the Bronze Age on Crete, Late Minoan IIIC, is poorly understood both culturally and chronologically. Although much has been said about the shapes and decoration of LM IIIC pottery, the analyses are primarily stylistic and lack a precise stratigraphical basis. The stylistic development within the pottery sequence is ill defined because the remains from type sites (such as Kastri, Karphi, and Phaistos) are incompletely published, extremely meager, or stratigraphically discontinuous. On the Kastro at Kavousi, however, three distinct chronological phases of LM IIIC occupation, representing the entirety of the period, in addition to a transitional LM III ClEarly Protogeometric ("Subminoan") phase, have now been distinguished stratigraphically and stylistically. The west slope of the Kastro has provided substantial deposits of all four of these phases of habitation, which in one area are continuously stratified below the floor of a Protogeometric house. Each of these phases has associated architectural features.
Publication Date
April, 1993
Publisher Statement
Copyright Archaeological Institute of America 1993.
Citation Information
Margaret S. Mook and William D.E. Coulson. "The Late Minoan IIIC Pottery from the Kastro at Kavousi, East Crete" American Journal of Archaeology Vol. 97 Iss. 2 (1993)
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