The Early Bronze Age Village on Tsoungiza Hill

by Daniel J. Pullen

1088 pp, 429 figs, 176 tables
9" x 12"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-922-3
Publication Date: Dec 2011
Status: Active

Retail Price $150


While "corridor houses" such as the House of the Tiles at Lerna have provoked widespread discussion about the origins of social stratification in Greece, few settlements of the Early Bronze Age (ca. 3100 to 2000 B.C.) have been thoroughly excavated. This important study integrates the presentation and analysis of the archaeological evidence from a single settlement that flourished on Tsoungiza Hill in the Nemea Valley from the Final Neolithic until the end of the Early Helladic period. The first section details the stratigraphy, architecture, deposits, and ceramics of each of the five major periods represented. The second section contains specialist reports on all aspects of material culture including figurines and ornaments, textiles and crafts, metal analyses, chipped and ground stone, and faunal and palaeobotanical remains.

About the Author: Daniel J. Pullen is Professor of Classics at Florida State University.

"This meticulous publication is a work of breathtaking quality in discussion and presentation. Pullen's goal to enable readers of this volume 'understand the deep history behind some of the achievements of the later EBA' is definitely fulfilled." Vassilis Petrakis, BMCR 2012.08.45