Mycenaeans on Melos? Reassessing a Late Bronze Age Ceramic Deposit at Phylakopi

by Jason W. Earle

Hesperia, Volume 88, Issue 2
Page(s): 215-282
Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2972/hesperia.88.2.0215
Year: 2019


The 1974-1977 excavations at the site of Phylakopi on the Cycladic island of Melos revealed a deposit, PK pit 1, beneath the city wall that until now has been considered only in terms of its importance for understanding the chronology of the town's fortifications. Reassessment of this deposit, however, demonstrates its importance for understanding the nature of pottery production and consumption at Phylakopi and the phenomenon of Mycenaeanization on Melos.