Abstract

Abstract:

Although Arne Furumark distinguished between early and late phases of Late Helladic IIIA2, few deposits from the former have ever been published. Presented here is a chronologically homogeneous settlement deposit of more than 10,000 sherds from Tsoungiza in the northeast Peloponnese, some from vessels probably employed in feasting. LH IIIA2 (early) painted ceramics exhibit strong connections to the preceding LH IIIA1 period, both in the large proportion of solidly painted vessels and in several common motifs, but new shapes such as the stemmed bowl and some new motifs allow a clear chronological division to be made between LH IIIA2 (early) and the contiguous periods.

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