Excavations at Sissi II

Preliminary Report on the 2009-2010 Campaigns
First Edition

Edited by Jan Driessen

Since 2007, the Belgian School at Athens has undertaken excavations east of the village of Sissi (Crete) where a Minoan site was occupied approximately between 2500 and 1200 BC. This volume is the follow-up of an earlier one on the 2007-2008... Read More

Since 2007, the Belgian School at Athens has undertaken excavations on the Kefali or Buffo hill, east of the village of Sissi, on the north coast of Crete where a Minoan site was occupied approximately between 2500 and 1200 BC. This volume is the follow-up of an earlier one on the 2007-2008 excavations (published as Aegis 1) and presents a preliminary report on the excavations carried out in 2009 and 2010. It concentrates on the different zones examined within the cemetery and settlement. There are also reports on the Late Minoan pottery, site conservation and environmental analysis as well as a paper on the use of GIS at Sissi.


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Publisher
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Title Part
Numéro 4
Edited by
Jan Driessen,
Collection
AEGIS
Language
English
BISAC Subject Heading
HIS042000 HISTORY / Europe / Greece
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CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3385 Antiquité
Audience
Archéologues (monde égéen et minoen)
Title First Published
20 December 2011

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20 December 2011
ISBN-13
9782874632730
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Main content page count : 228
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85723
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Contents


1. Excavations at Sissi, 2009 and 2010 23
Introduction
Jan Driessen
1. Introduction and acknowledgements 23
2. Demining operations 24
3. History of Occupation on the Kefali at Sissi (figs 1.3-1.4) 25
3.1. Prepalatial 28
3.2. Protopalatial 28
3.3. Neopalatial 29
3.4. Final Palatial 30
3.5. Postpalatial 30
4. Conclusions 32
5. References 32
2. GIS on Site: A View from Kefali Hill 33
Piraye Hacıgüzeller
1. Introduction 33
2. GIS at Sissi: Four Types of Use 34
3. GIS at Sissi: A 'Performative' Account 36
4. Conclusions 38
5. References 39
3. The Cemetery at Sissi 41
Report of the 2009 and 2010 Campaigns
Ilse Schoep
Aurore Schmitt
Isabelle Crevecoeur
1. Upper Terrace (Zone 1) 41
1.1. Compartments 1.11-1.12 and 1.24 41
1.2. Compartment 1.11 44
1.3. Compartment 1.12 47
1.4. Spaces 1.17, 1.18 and 1.29 48
1.5. Space 1.17 48
1.6. Space 1.29 51
1.7. Space 1.18 53
1.8. Compartment 1.20 and 1.28 54
2. Middle terrace 55
2.1. Compartment 1.13 55
3. Lower terrace with structures 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.15-1.16 58
3.1. Compartments 1.15-1.16 58
3.2. Spaces 1.30-1.31 59
3.3. Compartment 1.10 61
4. North Slope (Zone 9) 65
4.1. Structure 9.1-2 65
5. References 67
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4. The Excavation of Zone 2 69
The 2009-2010 Campaigns
Frank Carpentier
1. Introduction 69
2. Building BC, spaces 2.6 and 2.7 69
3. Building BC, space 2.8 72
4. Building BC, space 2.9 74
5. Building BC, space 2.10 75
6. Building BC, space 2.11 76
7. Building BC, space 2.12 78
8. The Intramural burials by I. Crevecoeur, A. Schmitt and A. Civetta 79
8.1. The Inhumation in space 2.6 79
8.2. Inhumation in space 2.8 80
9. Conclusion 81
10. References 82
5. The Excavation of Building CD 83
5.1. Introduction
Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
Quentin Letesson
1. Early occupation on the top of the hill 85
2. The Postpalatial building 86
3. References 88
5. The Excavation of Building CD 89
5.2. The Excavation of Zone 3
Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
1. The shrine (Room 3.8) 89
2. The hall (Room 3.1) 93
3. Conclusions 100
4. References 100
5. Building CD 103
5.3. The Excavation of Zone 4
Quentin Letesson
1. The Building on the Summit 103
1.1. The façades 103
1.2. Room 4.5 105
1.3. Room 4.7 108
1.4. Room 4.8 113
1.5. Room 4.9 115
1.6. Room 4.10 117
1.7. Room 4.11 121
1.8. Room 4.12 126
1.9. Room 4.13 127
1.10. Room 4.14 130
1.11. Rooms 4.15-17 and space 4.18 132
2. Building CD: Surrounding Areas 136
Thibaut Gomrée
2.1. Area 8.1 136
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2.2. Area 8.2 139
2.3. Area 8.3 139
3. References 141
6. The Excavation of Zone 5 143
Maud Devolder
1. Introduction 143
2. The excavation of Building E in 2009-2010 145
3. The open area north of Building E 154
4. Seal 10-05-1882-OB001 160
Maria Anastasiadou
5. References 161
7. The Excavation of Zones 6 and 7 163
Simon Jusseret
1. Zone 6 163
1.1. Introduction 163
1.2. Space 6.1 164
1.3. Space 6.2 165
1.4. Space 6.3 166
1.5. Space 6.4 167
1.6. Space 6.5 170
1.7. The seal 171
Maria Anastasiadou
2. Zone 7 172
2.1. Introduction 172
2.2. Outer sector 174
2.3. Inner sector 174
3. General conclusion 176
4. References 177
8. La céramique MM IIIB-MR IIIB de Sissi 179
Quelques dépôts et ensembles notoires
Charlotte Langohr
1. La période néo-palatiale 179
1.1. Zone 2 – Bâtiment BC 179
1.2. Zone 7 180
2. Les périodes palatiale finale et post-palatiale 181
2.1. Zones 3 et 4 – Bâtiment CD 181
2.2. Zone 5 188
3. Références 195
Annex.
Macroscopic analysis of three Neopalatial and Postpalatial conical cup assemblages 197
Preliminary Remarks on Late Bronze Age semi-fine fabrics at Sissi
Florence Liard
1. Presentation of the three assemblages 197
1.1. MM III/LM I destruction deposit, zone 2 197
1.2. LM I conical cup deposit, zone 5 198
1.3. LM IIIA2 refuse deposit, zone 5 199
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2. Regional pottery production in context 199
3. Macroscopic description of the semi-fine conical cup fabrics 201
3.1. Fabric group I: compact phyllite-tempered fabrics 201
3.2. Fabric group II: sand/mudstones-tempered (buff) fabrics 202
4. References 209
9. Bio-archaeological Assemblages and Ground Stone Artefacts 211
Methodological framework and preliminary results
Valasia Isaakidou
Alexandra Livarda
Christina Tsoraki
Rena Veropoulidou
1. Introduction 211
2. Sampling strategy and on-site methods 211
3. Material processing and analysis 213
3.1. Shell analysis 213
3.2. Animal bone analysis 213
3.3. Archaeobotanical analysis 213
3.4. Ground stone analysis 214
4. Some preliminary results 214
5. Acknowledgements 217
6. References 218
10. ΤEΧΝΙΚΗ ΕΚΘΕΣΗ ΣΤΕΡΕΩΣΕΩΣ ΣΤΟΝ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΟ ΧΩΡΟ ΣΙΣΙΟΥ 219
Nearchos Nikakis
1. Αρχαιολογικός Χώρος 219
1.1. Δομικά Υλικά 219
1.2. Κατάσταση Διατήρησης του Χώρου πριν τις Εργασίες Συντηρήσεως 219
1.3. Επεμβάσεις Καθαρισμού - Στερέωσης 220
1.4. Σύσταση και Αναλογία Κονιάματος Αρμολόγησης 220
1.5. Προετοιμασία Κονιάματος – Μέθοδος Εφαρμογής 221
1.6. Τρόπος Εφαρμογής της Στερέωσης στα επιχρίσματα τοίχων και δαπέδων 225
1.7. Τρόπος - Ιδιαιτερότητες Εφαρμογής της Στερέωσης 225
1.8. Γενικές Παρατηρήσεις ως προς την Στερέωση 226
1.9. Σημερινή Κατάσταση Διατήρησης 229