By Joseph W. Shaw, Aleydis Van de Moortel, Peter M. Day, Vassilis Kilikoglou
An in-depth examine of the overdue Minoan IA cross-draft kiln came across in the course of excavations at Kommos on Crete. The kiln is of a sort that used to be well known through the Neopalatial interval, and its reliable country of upkeep has allowed the authors to take a position approximately its unique inner structure and use, in addition to the roof that lined it. the massive volume of in the community produced pottery present in organization with the kiln is analysed, permitting a close examine of the shapes, ornament, and technical features of vases fired in a LM IA kiln.
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Extra info for A LM IA Ceramic Kiln in South-Central Crete: Function and Pottery Production
Estimated frequencies of conical cup types in the kiln and dump (N = 657) kiln, however, had straight-flaring walls and straight rims (1–4); few examples of this variety were found in the dump. 85 It will be argued below that the lifetime of the kiln straddled the advanced and final stages of LM IA (pp. 89–102). 85. For a brief ceramic overview of the new LM IA chronology of Kommos, see below (pp. 89–94). A more detailed presentation is being prepared for publication. Many examples of the two type C varieties have been found in unpublished LM IA floor deposits of House X and Building T.
London for bringing this reference to my attention. 99. Cf. a phase II example from Phaistos (Levi and Carinci 1988, pl. 13:n), a MM IIIB/LM IA example from the Minoan Unexplored Mansion (Popham 1984, pls. 128:i, 145:3), and a small, fragmentary basin from the House of the Alabaster Threshold at Aghia Triada (D’Agata 1989, p. 94, pl. XXII:d). The latter closely resembles the conical bowls from the dump in body and rim shape, but it has handles instead of lugs, and it is lighton-dark pattern-decorated instead of being unpainted.
Body 10% inclusions (medium-coarse), neck ring 25% (coarse). Interior neck narrowed by coarse clay reinforcement coil (30% inclusions). Exterior very dark gray monochrome. Interior dark-dipped neck. Dump, dark brown soil stratum east of kiln (trench 87B, pails 115 , 116E ). Fabric sample 95/40 taken from body; fabric group 2a. R H Y TA 50 (C 10404). Globular rhyton Fig. 36 50% preserved, 19 sherds mended into 5 nonjoining pieces. 10% upper body, 50% lower body, 75% base, complete nipple, no rim.
A LM IA Ceramic Kiln in South-Central Crete: Function and Pottery Production by Joseph W. Shaw, Aleydis Van de Moortel, Peter M. Day, Vassilis Kilikoglou