Zygouries: A Prehistoric Settlement in the Valley of Cleonae

by Carl W. Blegen

248 pp, 199 figs, 22 pls (2 in color)
9" x 12"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-901-8
Publication Date: Nov 1928
Status: Out of Print

The settlement of Zygouries in the northeast Peloponnese, excavated in 1921 and 1922, provides a valuable example of an Early Helladic village, with winding streets and modest, double-chambered houses. The associated tombs, found in the form of ossuaries, throw new light on the burial customs and religious ideas of the Early Bronze Age. A potter’s shop contains more than 1,330 vases dating to ca. 1300 B.C. and other exciting finds include a Cycladic figure providing evidence of commerce between the islands and the mainland in the 3rd millennium B.C.