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    DescriptionTo celebrate thirty years of excavation, the director of the University of Toronto excavations at Kommos presents a personal view of the site and the archaeological investigations that have transformed our understanding of what daily life for more humble members of the Bronze Age population may have been like. At the same time, the site was a busy port with connections to the Near East that continued into historic periods and some rich finds and elaborate buildings reflect the importance of foreign trade for the Cretan economy.

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    A Minoan Harbour Town and Greek Sanctuary in Southern Crete
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J.W. Shaw
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 180
    Width: 173 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9780876616604
    ISBN 10: 0876616600

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVGSC
    BIC subject category V2: HDDA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    DC22: 939.18
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 939/.18
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: DF221.C8 S65 2006
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DXG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3B
    Illustrations note
    40 col and 35 b/w illus
    American School of Classical Studies at Athens
    Imprint name
    American School of Classical Studies at Athens
    Publication date
    20 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Joseph W Shaw has been a professor at the University of Toronto since 1970 and has directed the excavations at Kommos since they began in 1976. He specialises in Aegean Bronze Age architecture and has received the Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement, from the Archaeological Institute of America.
    Review quote
    ...clear writing combining both authority and enthusiasm for the subject [and] a personal touch that makes it enjoyable to read. Too few excavators attempt this kind of work and Shaw is to be congratulated for his effort. -- Mark Rose Archaeology (online reviews) February 15, 2006 This is so much more than an excellent book on an important archaeological site... I cannot recommend this book highly enough.' -- Louise Schofield Minerva 2006 this book by Joseph Shaw is a delight.' -- Gerald Cadogan Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2007 Overall, this beautifully produced book impresses both for the wealth of audience it potentially serves and the straightforward manner in which it delivers.' -- Ellen Adams Journal of Hellenic Studies 2007