Ayia Irini II-III, Kea: The Phasing and Relative Chronology of the Early Bronze Age II Settlement

by David E. Wilson

Hesperia, Volume 82, Issue 3
Page(s): 385-434
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2972/hesperia.82.3.0385
Year: 2013


This article revisits the Ayia Irini II-III pottery sequence to consider further the phasing and relative chronology of the Early Bronze Age (EBA) II settlement. A synopsis of the four main building phases of EBA II Ayia Irini provides a diachronic context for examining possible evidence of ceramic development within Periods II and III. A comparison of Ayia Irini II-III with the relative chronologies of settlement sequences in the Cyclades and the south-central Greek mainland clearly situates the site in the developed and late phases of the EBA II west Aegean and the period of the corridor houses on the mainland.