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The Mycenaean Settlement and Cemetery: The Human Remains and by David Reese, Tristan Carter, Sevi Triantaphyllou, Jeffrey S.

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By David Reese, Tristan Carter, Sevi Triantaphyllou, Jeffrey S. Soles, R. Angus K. Smith, Thomas M. Brogan, Joanna Bending, Kelly Caldwell, Katerina Kopaka, Dimitra Mylona, Ann Nicgorski, Maria Ntinou, George Rethemiotakis, Mary Ellen Soles, Polly Westlake

Excavations performed on the overdue Minoan III payment and cemetery at Mochlos in jap Crete yielded family artifacts, human is still, grave items, and ecofactual fabric from 31 tombs and eleven homes. those items are cataloged, mentioned, and illustrated. Radiocarbon dates for the location also are offered. The cemetery is still reflect the cost continues to be, and the conclusions talk about how the 2 websites replicate one another. hardly ever in Crete are a cost and its cemetery either preserved, and this can be very lucky with a purpose to record either in a sequence of clinical excavation studies (Mochlos IIA–IIC).

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The present study is not a complete work as some skeletons from the LM III cemetery at Mochlos could not be studied, and additional tombs in the cemetery remain unexcavated. Further studies such as the analysis of stable isotopes need to be applied to contribute to the project of reconstructing social 19 and biological aspects of human life at Mochlos. Nevertheless, close and systematic examination of archaeological skeletal assemblages can provide a valuable body of information on past populations.

5 is also painted similarly, although more carefully, with the same decorative combination of bold spirals that spring from the base of the vertical panels. The two are probably the output of the same workshop, which Kanta suggests was based in East Crete, but its products traveled along the north coast as far as Knossos. Since only the fabrics of the Mochlos sarcophagi are published, it is unclear whether the workshop’s sarcophagi were all manufactured at the same place and shipped from there to their final destinations, or whether, as Kanta suggests, they were the products of itinerant artisans who would presumably have used local clays.

In the case of Tomb 10, the female seems to have been the last burial, in view of the better state of her skeletal preservation. This order of burial is also confirmed by the location of finds in the tomb. The female was the younger of the two burials at the time of death. In other cases it has also been possible to deduce the order of burial by the disposition of the bones in the tomb. In Tomb 17, for example, the female must have been the last burial since her remains were still located inside the pithos, while the earlier male burial had been moved outside the pithos (Soles and Triantaphyllou 2008, 162–164).

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