Monastiraki Katalimata

Excavation of a Cretan Refuge Site, 1993-2000

The natural terraces hanging high on the northern cliff of the Cha Gorge at the site of Monastiraki Katalimata in eastern Crete were discovered as an excellent refuge site for the first time about 5,500 years ago. Les mer
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The natural terraces hanging high on the northern cliff of the Cha Gorge at the site of Monastiraki Katalimata in eastern Crete were discovered as an excellent refuge site for the first time about 5,500 years ago. At first sight, Katalimata looks like an extreme refuge place where one might expect small groups of people hiding for a brief time during the most serious period of threat. Excavation of the largest of the terraces, however, has shown that use of the place was often long-lasting and more complex. The most interesting result of the project was the identification at Katalimata of almost all the same phases known from elsewhere in Crete (and, in some cases, the broader Aegean region) as periods of disturbances, relocations, and destructions.The pottery, when compared with the material from Chalasmenos and neighbouring sites near Kavousi, allows the site to be placed in a well-established historical context in relation to the general breakdown of LM IIIB settlement pattern around 1200 B.C.
This monograph provides a detailed discussion of the six occupational phases recorded on the largest of Monastiraki Katalimata's terraces (Final Neolithic, MM II, LM IB-IIIA1, LM IIIC, Early Byzantine, and Late Venetian to the 17th century A.D.) and offers a reconstruction of the site's role in the context of Cretan history.

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List of Figures

ix




List of Plates

xiii
Forewordxvii




Metaxia Tsipopoulou

Acknowledgmentsxxiii
Abbreviationsxxv




Introduction

1(6)




Topography of the Site

7(6)




Excavation of Terrace C

13(28)




Topsoil

14(1)




Room 1

14(1)




Room 2

15(1)




Room 3

15(1)




Room 4

15(1)




Room 5

16(3)




Room 7

19(2)




Room 6

21(4)




East Area

25(5)




Catalog of Contexts

30(11)




History of Terrace C

41(30)




Final Neolithic

41(4)




Middle Minoan II

45(7)




Late Minoan IB-IIIA1

52(5)




Late Minoan IIIC

57(9)




Early Byzantine

66(2)




Late Venetian

68(3)




Monastiraki Katalimata and Cretan History

71(22)




The Final Neolithic: ca. 3500 B.C.

72(5)




Middle Minoan II: ca. 1700 B.C.

77(3)




Late Minoan IB-IIA1: ca. 1450-1400 B.C.

80(2)




Late Minoan IIIC: ca. 1200-1150 B.C.

82(3)




Early Byzantine: Late Seventh Century A.D.

85(3)




Late Ventian: Sixteenth to Seventeenth Century A.D.

88(1)




Summary

89(4)




Catalog of Pottery

93(20)




Catalog of Pottery Groups

113(12)




Catalog of Small Finds

125(6)
References131(10)
Concordance A: Cataloged Pottery Listed by Date and Shape141(8)
Concordance B: Cataloged Pottery Within Each Pottery Group149(12)
Index161
Figures
Plates

Om forfatteren

Krzysztof Nowicki is Head of the Department of Classical Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw.