EXCAVATIONS AT GOURNIA, 2010-2012 Academic Article uri icon


  • The American School of Classical Studies at Athens. This article presents previous research at Gournia, the overall goals of our project, a new plan of the settlement, and our 2010-2012 excavations in eight areas: the Pit House, the Northwest Area, the North Cemetery, the North Trench, the Northeast Area, House Aa, several rooms in the palace, and House He. Analytical sections discuss the textual evidence; the painted plasters; and the botanical remains. Our excavations indicate that Gournia was first settled in the Final Neolithic period and grew into an industrial town by the Proto-palatial period. Following a Middle Minoan II destruction, the town was reorganized in Middle Minoan IIIA to include the palace, which in Late Minoan IB employed Linear A.

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  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Watrous, L. V., Buell, D. M., McEnroe, J. C., Younger, J. G., Turner, L. A., Kunkel, B. S., ... Margaritis, E.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Watrous, L Vance||Buell, D Matthew||McEnroe, John C||Younger, John G||Turner, Lee Ann||Kunkel, Brian S||Glowacki, Kevin||Gallimore, Scott||Smith, Angus||Pantou, Panagiota A||Chapin, Anne||Margaritis, Evi

publication date

  • January 2015