This publication includes a detailed discussion of the pottery, the finds and their parallels, and a reconstruction of both
the excavation and stratigraphy of Tholos Gamma in the Bronze Age cemetery of Phourni at Archanes. This evidence is used to
give the historical outline of the tomb from its foundation in Early Minoan IIA until its excavation in 1972. Several problems
concerning Prepalatial mortuary practices are discussed, with particular reference to Tholos Gamma and the new evidence resulting
from the study of this funerary assemblage. The artefacts from the tomb include pottery, metal objects, marble figurines,
other small finds, and skeletal remains.