The Mycenaean Settlement on Tsoungiza Hill

by James C. Wright and Mary K. Dabney

1240 pp, 503 b/w figs, 150 tables
9" x 12"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-924-7
Publication Date: Nov 2020
Status: Active

Retail Price $150


A hill dominating the Nemea Valley, Tsoungiza is located only 10 kilometers northwest of the citadel of Mycenae. Excavations there have uncovered the remains of a Late Helladic settlement that stood at its southern end. This volume presents the results of these investigations with an unprecedented study of a small settlement’s economy and society in the Mycenaean period. Through an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates a wide variety of general and specialist studies, the authors demonstrate how agricultural production, craft activities, and ceremonial practices integrated the inhabitants of Tsoungiza into a regional exchange system within the Bronze Age world. The volume includes contributions by P. Acheson, S. E. Allen, K. M. Forste, P. Halstead, S. M. A. Hoffmann, A. Karabatsoli, K. Kaza-Papageorgiou, B. Lis, R. Mersereau, H. Mommsen, J. B. Rutter, T. Theodoropoulou, and J. E. Tomlinson.

About the Author: James C. Wright held the William R. Kenan Jr. Chair and is Professor Emeritus of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. Mary K. Dabney is a research associate in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College.

"The work sets a high standard for the publication of excavated remains from a prehistoric Aegean settlement." Oliver Dickinson, Journal of Greek Archaeology 6 (2021)

". . . essential reading for Aegean prehistorians and useful also to anyone interested in the long-term history of the Corinthia and Argolid." Alex R. Knodell, AJA 126 (2022)