Late Bronze Age Aiginetan Coarse Pottery at Kanakia, Salamis: A Macroscopic Study

by Christina Marabea

Hesperia, Volume 88, Issue 3
Page(s): 447-525
Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2972/hesperia.88.3.0447
Year: 2019


This article examines the Late Bronze Age Aiginetan coarse pottery from the excavations at the Mycenaean acropolis at Kanakia on Salamis and the nearby cult area at Pyrgiakoni. The cooking and noncooking shapes are presented and discussed, and macroscopic observations are offered concerning the construction of certain types of pots and their performance characteristics. For the cooking pots in particular, a systematic macroscopic examination of external burning marks and internal carbonization has allowed for insight into their placement in relation to fire, and also into cooking modes. Finally, all data are used in an effort to interpret noted modifications in Aiginetan ceramic technology and to understand the presence of Aiginetan kitchenware pottery on Salamis.