- Publisher: Institute for Aegean Prehistory
- Format: Hardback | 320 pages
- Dimensions: 221mm x 284mm x 25mm | 1,429g
- Publication date: 20 March 2012
- Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
- ISBN 10: 1931534608
- ISBN 13: 9781931534604
- Edition statement: New.
- Illustrations note: 82 illus, 60 b/w figs, 35 b/w pls.
Excavations carried out at the Late Minoan III settlement and cemetery at Mochlos in eastern Crete yielded domestic artifacts, human remains, grave goods, and ecofactual material from 31 tombs and 11 houses. This book explores the finds.
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"[I]t...sets the reader on an attractive journey to discover the multifaceted traits of everyday life at Mochlos, as reflected by the rich material culture recovered since 1989 by the Greek-American excavation directed by Jeffrey S. Soles and Costis Davaras... [C]hapter  deserves special attention, in consideration of the relatively few studies at the population level on Crete. Health and oral status research opens an important window indeed on gender and social distinction in LM III Mochlos, showing how both men and women, though physically different, were involved in various outdoor activities, and further demonstrating that patterns of stress also reveal the participation of adolescents in occupational activities. Carter [devotes] Chapter 4...to the stone implements... This large and valuable study is more than a straightforward presentation of material: it offers a thorough typological analysis of the ground stone tools, as well as chipped stones, followed by a discussion by context and concluded with a synthesis of the LM III consumption of obsidian at Mochlos and Crete. [I] believe that this indispensable publication...certainly adds more food for thought and opens new paths for further exploration."--Luca Girella, UniNettuno University of Rome"Bryn Mawr Classical Review" (01/01/0001)