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Study for Publication of the Greek Bronze Age Site at Ayia Irini, Kea
Elizabeth Schofield, University of Cincinnati

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Keos Volume X, Ayia Irini: The Western Sector (Book)
Title: Keos Volume X, Ayia Irini: The Western Sector
Author: Elizabeth Schofield
Editor: Whitney Powell-Cummer, Architectural Drawings
Editor: Jack L. Davis
Editor: Carol Hershenson
Abstract: The new Keos volume is concerned with the area designated the Western Sector, which covers a large part of the prehistoric settlement, the fortification wall, the spring chamber and its access. The book is divided into nine chapters covering seven architectural units, preceded by a short introductory chapter and followed by the conclusions. An illuminating foreword by Jack Davis presents a biography of the late Elizabeth Schofield as well as a history of the Western Sector. The very fact that she was able to complete so much of the present volume before her death is a great achievement in itself. Chapters III (The Central Block, p. 29), IV (The Spring Chamber and its access, p. 53) and VIII (The Infill between Houses C and EJ, p. 159) are particularly indicative of the character and the function of the area. The largest part of the volume is dedicated to the detailed architectural description of every unit and the catalogue of the finds, which contains over 2600 entries. The concluding chapter offers a good synthesis of the information presented in the previous chapters taking into consideration the circumstances under which it has been written. The phase plans of Plates 3-7 illustrate the successive architectural operations comprising, in Schofield’s words, “an amalgamation of walls of various periods” (p. 192).
Year: 2011
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Access Model: Book
Publisher: Verlag Philipp von Zabern
Type: Multi-author monograph
ISBN: 9783805343336
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes