This volume, the first of two dealing with the Early Iron Age deposits from the Athenian Agora, publishes the tombs from the end of the Bronze Age through the transition from the Middle Geometric to Late Geometric period. An introduction deals with the layout of the four cemeteries of the period, the topographical ramifications, periodization, and a synthesis of Athens in the Early Iron Age. Individual chapters offer a complete catalogue of the tombs and their contents, a full analysis of the burial customs and funerary rites, and analyses of the pottery and other small finds. Maria A. Liston presents the human skeletal material, Deborah Ruscillo presents the faunal remains, and Sara Strack contributes to the pottery typology and catalogue. In an appendix, Eirini Dimitriadou provides an overview of the locations of burial activity in the wider city.
Table of Contents
Contents Preface Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Four Cemeteries: A Catalogue of Tombs and Their Contents Chapter 3: Human Skeletons from the Athenian Agora Early Iron Age Cemeteries Chapter 4: Faunal Remains from Early Iron Age Tombs in the Athenian Agora Chapter 5: Burial Customs and Funerary Rites Chapter 6: The Early Iron Age Pottery Chapter 7: The Small Finds Other than Pottery Chapter 8: Epilogue: Social and Historical Conclusions