The Chrysokamino Metallurgy Workshop and Its Territory

by Philip P. Betancourt

Hesperia Supplement 36
484 pp, 170 b/w figs, 37 tables
8.5" x 11"
Paper, ISBN: 978-0-87661-536-2
Publication Date: Nov 2006
Status: Active

Retail Price $75


This detailed report describes archaeological fieldwork conducted between 1995 and 1997 in rural northeast Crete. Excavations were made in two locations: a metallurgy workshop (abandoned in EM III) and a nearby rural habitation site, perhaps a farmhouse (used until LM III). An intensive survey of the vicinity revealed other activities in the area from the Early Neolithic onwards, and placed the sites in a micro-regional context. A publication of the Minoan farmhouse will appear subsequently, but this volume stands on its own as both an overview of the project and as a detailed study of the copper smelting workshop.

About the Author: Philip P. Betancourt is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Archaeology and Art History at Temple University.