Ayia Irini: Area B

By Natilie Abell


Area B, in the southeastern part of the Bronze Age town of Ayia Irini, Kea, preserves evidence for human activity from the mid-Early Bronze Age to the mid-Late Bronze Age, or Periods III–VII in the parlance of the site. This volume summarizes the results of excavation in the area and provides an overview of the stratigraphy, architecture, and artifacts found in it. Owing to its status as one of the best-excavated and best-documented sectors of the site, Area B also provides an excellent opportunity to consider diachronic changes in the ceramic assemblage through time. Analysis of macroscopic and petrographic fabrics and evaluation of how fabric, ware, and shape categories intersect enables a detailed, diachronic study of changes in pottery production, trade, and consumption patterns at the site in view of broader shifts in Aegean economy and society. 

Ayia Irini: Area B

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    Keos: Results of Excavations Conducted by the University of Cincinnati under the Auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens XII

    xvii + 398 pages

    9 x 12 inches

    978-1-948488-57-0 (cloth)

    978-1-948488-67-9 (PDF)

    January 2022

  • Table of Contents

    List of Figures
    List of Plates
    List of Color Plates
    List of Table

    I. Introduction
    II. Stratigraphy, Architecture, and Pottery
    III. Ceramic Fabrics and Forming Methods
    IV. Early Bronze Age Ceramic Analysis
    V. Middle Bronze Age Ceramic Analysis
    VI. Period VI Ceramic Analysis
    VII. Period VII Ceramic Analysis
    VIII. Area B, Ayia Irini, and hte Wider Aegean

        I. Concordance of Room Numbers
        II. Concordance of Inventory Numbers to Catalogue Numbers
        III. Ware Designations
        IV. Descriptions of Macroscopic Fabric Groups
        V. Petrographic Descriptions
        VI. Fabric Group Munsell Colors
        VII. Results of Wave-Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence
        VIII. Excavation Unit Information