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Minoan Archaeology

Sarah Cappel
Ute Günkel-Maschek
Diamantis Panagiotopoulos

Data in Progress: Exploring the Cretan Land- and Cityscape

Chryssi Island

New Evidence on the Bronze Age Settlement Patterns of the Ierapetra Area*

Konstantinos Chalikias

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The following paper examines the Bronze Age settlement history of Chryssi, a small island located along the southeast coast of Crete. Excavations carried out by the 24th Ephorate on the island in 2008 and fieldwork conducted by the author demonstrated how Chryssi, today a marginal landscape, was extensively exploited for its natural resources since the Final Neolithic period. The density of sites recorded on the island corresponded to periods of wealth and prosperity on the opposite coast, along the southern Ierapetra Isthmus (i.e. Protopalatial, Neopalatial). A similar pattern was observed on other offshore islands around Crete (Gavdos, Pseira, Kouphonisi) that were most likely tightly connected to large administrative sites on “mainland” Crete. Hence, Chryssi presented a unique opportunity to study not only the large-scale exploitation of a Bronze Age landscape, but also to place this research within a broader network of island archaeology and maritime connectivity in the eastern ...

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