Tableware from the Middle Minoan Settlement at Apodoulou, Crete: A Typological Assessment

Ioanna Venieri

Located on the southwest foothills of the Psiloritis Mountain and 1 km to the northwest of the modern village, the Middle Minoan settlement of Apodoulou covers an area of about 3500 square metres on the southern slope of the Gournes hill. The archaeological excavations conducted by a Greek-Italian expedition in the years 1985-2003 brought to light six houses, of which House A was fully excavated, and many complete vessels. Four categories of vessels were distinguished: tableware, storage/transport vessels, vessels for cooking and food preparation, and vessels for diverse uses. In the present article the shapes and types of drinking, eating, and serving vessels, i.e. tableware, are presented, as part of a broad study concerning pottery production and consumption at the Middle Minoan settlement of Apodoulou.

Ioanna Venieri is Deputy Director at Epigraphic and Numismatic Museum, Athens
Full Bibliographic Reference

Venieri I. 2020, Tableware from the Middle Minoan Settlement at Apodoulou, Crete: A Typological Assessment, SMEA NS 6, 97-132

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Keywords

Middle Minoan, Apodoulou, Crete, tableware, pottery production

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