Excavations at Sissi

Preliminary Report on the 2007-2008 Campaigns

Edited by Jan Driessen

During 2007 and 2008, the Belgian School at Athens undertook its first ever excavation on Crete, at the Minoan site of Sissi on the north coast of the island. Located at a few kilometres from the palatial site of Malia, the Sissi settlement presents a unique test case to examine the relationship between a palace site and its hinterland during the Bronze Age (2600-1250 BC). This volume gives some preliminary results of the two first excavation campaigns as well as an introduction on earlier explorations at Sissi, a report on the topography and some of the techniques used during the work. There is also a report on the Late Minoan pottery.

The excavations were carried out by the Université catholique de Louvain under direction of prof. Jan Driessen in collaboration with a team of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven under direction of prof. Ilse Schoep.


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Presses universitaires de Louvain
Title Part
Numéro 1
Edited by
Jan Driessen,
With
Frank Carpentier, I. Crevecoeur, Maud Devolder, Hubert Fiasse, F. Gaignerot-Driessen, Piraye Hacigüzeller, Simon Jusseret, Charlotte Langohr, Quentin Letesson, A. Schmitt, Ilse Schoep,
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AEGIS
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English
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Philosophy, literature, linguistics and history > Archeology and History of Art
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Philosophy, literature, linguistics and history
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HIS042000 HISTORY / Europe / Greece
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3385 Antiquité
Title First Published
2009
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2009
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Contents


1. Excavations on the Kephali at Sissi. Introduction 19
Jan Driessen
1. Location and interest of the Site 20
2. Earlier Explorations 23
3. The 2007-2008 Campaigns 25
4. Some Preliminary Results of the 2007-2008 Campaigns 33
5. References 36
2. Topographical Survey and GIS Applications 37
Piraye Hacıgüzeller
1. Topographical Survey 37
1.1. Terracing System 37
1.2. Other Architectural Remains 40
2. GIS Applications 41
3. References 44
3. The Excavation of the Cemetery (Zone 1) 45
Ilse Schoep
1. The House Tombs at Sissi 45
2. Description of Burial Compartments 47
2.1. Burial spaces 1.2-1.3 (fig. 3.3) 47
2.2. Space 1.1 50
2.3. Burial Spaces 1.7-1.8 51
2.4. Space 1.6 52
2.5. Spaces 1.9-1.10 53
2.6. Spaces 1.11-1.12 (fig. 3.9) 53
2.7. Space 1.13 55
3. Conclusions 55
4. References 55
4. Etude archéo-anthropologique de la nécropole (Zone 1) 57
Isabelle Crevecoeur
Aurore Schmitt
1. Introduction: l'anthropologie de terrain 57
1.1. Préambule: quelques définitions 57
1.2. L'archéothanatologie 57
1.3. L'identification biologique 58
2. Structure 1.6 (Campagne 2007) 59
3. Structures 1.7-1.8 61
3.1. Progression de la fouille 2007-2008 61
3.2. Description de la structure et de son remplissage 61
3.3. Les restes humains - Positions sépulcrales 63
3.4. Mobilier associé aux restes osseux 70
3.5. Structure 1.8 70
4. La chambre funéraire 1.2 71
4.1. Description de la chambre et de son remplissage 71
4.2. Les restes humains de la couche datée du Minoen Ancien 73
4.3. Mobilier associé aux restes osseux 76
5. La structure 1.9-1.10 77
5.1. Description de la structure 1.9 77
5.2. Le dépôt osseux 79
5.3. Fonction de la structure funéraire 1.9 85
5.4. Mobilier associé 86
6. Structure 1.11-1.12 86
7. Caractérisation morphométrique 88
7.1. Restes dentaires 88
7.2. Le squelette crânien 90
7.3. Le squelette infra-crânien 90
8. Références 93
5. The Excavation of Zone 2 95
Frank Carpentier
1. Introduction 95
2. Building BA, Room 2.5 ('Davaras Building’) 96
3. Building BA, Space 2.1 99
4. Building BA, Spaces 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 102
5. Building BB 106
6. Building BC 107
7. Conclusion 108
8. References 111
6. Le bâtiment du sommet de la colline 113
6.1. Introduction
Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
Quentin Letesson
6. Le bâtiment du sommet de la colline 115
6.2. La fouille de la Zone 3
Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
6. Le bâtiment du sommet de la colline 129
6.3. La fouille de la Zone 4
Quentin Letesson
7. The Excavation of Zone 5 139
Maud Devolder
1. The south area of Zone 5 140
2. Zone 5: Building E 143
2.1. Planning and topography of Building E 144
2.2. Architecture and Finds 146
3. References 155
8. The Excavation of Zone 6 157
Simon Jusseret
1. Trench BK/BL 90/91 157
2. Trench extension BK/BL/BM 89/90/91 159
2.1. Space 6.1 159
2.2. Space 6.2 160
2.3. Space 6.3 161
3. Conclusions 161
4. References 161
9. A Preliminary Report on the Late Minoan Pottery 163
Charlotte Langohr
1. The Neopalatial Pottery 163
1.1. Zone 2 163
1.2. Zone 4 168
2. The Final Palatial and Post-palatial Pottery 169
2.1. Zone 3 169
2.2. Zone 5 174
2.3. Zone 6 176
3. References 177
10. La base de données SarPedon 179
Hubert Fiasse
11. The use of a virtual tour during excavation 187
Thibaut Gomrée
Lina Manousogiannaki-Gomrée
1. The Method 187
2. Taking the pictures 187
3. The Procedure 188
4. The Interest of Virtual Tours 191
5. References 192


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