Early Mycenaean Mortuary Meals at Lerna VI with Special Emphasis on their Aeginetan Components
2007 (English)In: Middle Helladic Pottery and Synchronisms: Proceedings of the International Workshop held at Salzburg October 31st - November 2nd, 2004 / [ed] F. Felten, W. Gauss & R. Smetana, Wien, 2007, 115-135 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
The integrative role played by feasting in the creation and maintenance of hierarchical social relations is well documented in the archaeological and ethnographic record. During the past decade, several archaeological contexts from the Bronze Age Aegean have been interpreted as remains of such activities. It is argued that a large portion of the mortuary remains from the two shaft graves at Lerna VI represent clear examples of this phenomenon already at the beginning of the Mycenaean period. Arguments for such an interpretation are presented here, followed by an overview of the Aeginetan component in the assemblage.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wien, 2007. 115-135 p.
Mycenaean, Lerna, Aegina, Kolonna, pottery, shaft graves, Late Hellladic I
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-11179ISBN: 978-3-7001-3783-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-11179DiVA: diva2:38947