New Publication: The Early Iron Age: The Cemeteries (Agora XXXVI)

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of The Early Iron Age: The Cemeteries (Agora XXXVI) by John K. Papadopoulos and Evelyn Lord Smithson.

This volume, the first of two dealing with the Early Iron Age deposits from the Athenian Agora, publishes the tombs from the end of the Bronze Age through the transition from the Middle Geometric to Late Geometric period. An introduction deals with the layout of the four cemeteries of the period, the topographical ramifications, periodization, and a synthesis of Athens in the Early Iron Age. Individual chapters offer a complete catalogue of the tombs and their contents, a full analysis of the burial customs and funerary rites, and analyses of the pottery and other small finds. Maria A. Liston presents the human skeletal material, Deborah Ruscillo presents the faunal remains, and Sara Strack contributes to the pottery typology and catalogue. In an appendix, Eirini Dimitriadou provides an overview of the locations of burial activity in the wider city.

Chapter 1: Introduction by John K. Papadopoulos
Chapter 2: Four Cemeteries: A Catalogue of Tombs and Their Contents by John K. Papadopoulos and Evelyn Lord Smithson, with contributions by Sara Strack
Chapter 3: Human Skeletal Remains by Maria A. Liston
Chapter 4: Faunal Remains by Deborah Ruscillo
Chapter 5: Burial Customs and Funerary Rites by John K. Papadopoulos
Chapter 6: Pottery by John K. Papadopoulos and Sara Strack
Chapter 7: Small Finds Other than Pottery by John K. Papadopoulos
Chapter 8: Epilogue: Social and Historical Conclusions by John K. Papadopoulos
Appendix: The Development of Early Athens from ca. 1125 B.C. to the End of the 8th Century B.C. by Eirini Dimitriadou

1120 pp, 504 b/w figs, 2 col figs, 8 col pls, 1 col foldout, 35 tables
Cloth, 9" x 12"
ISBN: 978-0-87661-236-1

Agora XXXVI can be ordered from our distribution partners: Casemate Academic (in North America) or Oxbow Books (outside North America).