By Joseph W. Shaw, Aleydis Van de Moortel, Peter M. Day, Vassilis Kilikoglou
An in-depth learn of the overdue Minoan IA cross-draft kiln present in excavation at Kommos, Crete. The kiln is of a kind well known through the Neopalatial interval and its solid kingdom of upkeep has allowed the authors to take a position approximately its unique inner format and use in addition to in regards to the roof that lined it. a lot of the massive volume of evidently in the community produced pottery chanced on linked to the kiln is analyzed intimately, making an allowance for the 1st time the learn of the shapes, ornament, and technical features of vases recognized to were fired in a particular LM IA kiln. The e-book offers an built-in software of analytical recommendations used either to demonstrate the variety of firing temperatures, the compositional similarities and adjustments within the clay used, and points of the firing procedure and to make feedback in regards to the higher kiln constitution. provided here's a helpful contribution to our wisdom in their know-how and association of ceramic construction at first of the overdue Minoan interval, with a purpose to shape a foundation for stories of pottery provenience and alternate.
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Cf. Evely in press. 36 a l e y d i s va n d e m o o r t e l T A B LE 3 . 021 Sherds (count) Sherds (kg) Sherds (avg. ) Sherd totals include wasters and slabs. Vases that were distributed over more than one stratum have been listed under the stratum that contained the majority of the fragments. 41. For a description of the method used for counting and weighing sherds, see above, note 15. Percentages of extraneous material are higher in the dump than inside the kiln, approximating 7% by count and 12% by weight.
The area east of the kiln shows the largest concentration, having yielded 2,800 sherds as compared to the 5,900 sherds found in an area about four times this size to the north and northwest of the kiln (Fig. 28). 32. For descriptions of similar dumping behavior among present-day traditional potters in Crete and the Peloponnese, see Blitzer 1984, p. 154; 1990, p. 697, fig. 5, pl. 108:b; Fiandra and Pelagatti 1962, pl. VIII:2; Hampe and Winter 1962, pl. 21. 34 a l e y d i s va n d e m o o r t e l B; 28).
As identified by Alain Dandrau and Peter Day. e x c avat i o n a n d s t r u c t u r e o f t h e k i l n 19 Figure 20. Stone rubble found in channel 3. J. W. Shaw Figure 21. Pottery in channel 2. J. W. Shaw 17. For the pottery found within the kiln, see Table 2, p. 29. 18. The line of the original floor of channel 3 and at least one renewal can be seen in Figure 19, where the original floor is shown with a thicker line. there was a significant accumulation of such stones at the western end of the channel.