Prehistoric Sitagroi: Excavations in Northeast Greece, 1968-1970 Volume 2: The Final Report


Series: Monumenta Archaeologica 20
ISBN: 978-1-931745-02-4
Publication Date: Jul 2003
Price: Hb $19.95, Ebook $16.00
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Colin Renfrew and Ernestine Elster

Recipient of the Jo Anne Stolaroff Cotsen Prize

“The Sitagroi project is a heritage from a past archaeological era, a successful heritage due to the high quality of the material analyses accomplished, and the conclusive discussion presented in this substantial volume...”
  — Nikos Efstratiou, American Journal of Archaeology, 2005

Volume 2 presents the concluding research on Sitagroi, a prehistoric settlement mound in northeastern Greece, excavated between 1968 and 1970. This volume offers a detailed report on the plant remains along with a full treatment of craft and technology: artifacts of adornment; tools of bone and flaked stone; artifacts and tools of bone and ground and polished stone (and petrology); tools of the spinner, weaver and mat maker; pottery technology; metallurgy; and special clay finds such as seals, miniatures, and utensils. This rich presentation offers unparalleled insights into the life of the prehistoric inhabitants of the area. Sitagroi now becomes one of the most comprehensively published sites from prehistoric Europe and will be indispensable for all those concerned with European prehistory.

Table of Contents
  • Preface: Overview and Acknowledgments by Ernestine S. Elster and Colin Renfrew
  • Ch. 1: Grains, Seeds, and Fruits from Prehistoric Sitagroi by Jane M. Renfrew
  • Ch. 2: Bone Tools and Other Artifacts by Ernestine S. Elster
  • Ch. 3: Flaked Stone by Ruth Tringham
  • Ch. 4: Lithic Petrology by John Dixon
  • Ch. 5: Grindstones, Polished Edge-Tools, and Other Stone Artifacts by Ernestine S. Elster
  • Ch. 6: Tools of the Spinner, Weaver, and Mat Maker by Ernestine S. Elster
  • Ch. 7: Technical Analysis of the Ceramics by Elizabeth Gardner
  • Ch. 8: Metal Artifacts and Metallurgy by Colin Renfrew and Elizabeth A. Slater
  • Ch. 9: Items of Adornment by Marianna Nikolaidou
  • Ch. 10: Special Clay Objects: Cylinders, Stamp Seals, Counters, Biconoids, and Spheres by Colin Renfrew
  • Ch. 11: Paralipómena and Other Plastic Forms by Ernestine S. Elster and Marianna Nikolaidou
  • Ch. 12: Contextual Commentary, Phases I–V by Marianna Nikolaidou and Ernestine S. Elster
  • Ch. 13: Prehistoric Sites in the Plain of Drama by Colin Renfrew and David Hardy
  • Ch. 14: Concluding Observations by Colin Renfrew and Ernestine S. Elster