A Deposit of Late Helladic IIIB1 Pottery from Tsoungiza
by Patrick M. Thomas
Hesperia, Volume 74, Issue 4
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25067967
This article presents the pottery and fıgurines recovered from a Mycenaean rubbish pit excavated by the Nemea Valley Archaeological Project at Tsoungiza in 1984-1985. The deposit appears to preserve a complete range of vessels used for personal consumption, serving, cooking, storage, and other household activities, with nearly all diagnostic sherds dating to Late Helladic IIIB1. Analysis of this material suggests that, despite variations in the frequencies of some closed vessels and kraters, the residents of this small Mycenaean community had access to the same range of ceramics in use at the palace centers. The production and distribution of much Mycenaean pottery therefore may not have been controlled directly by the palaces.