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  • Fouilles exécutées à Malia. Le Quartier Mu
    V. Vie quotidienne et techniques au Minoen Moyen II

    par Jean-Claude Poursat

    Ce cinquième volume de la publication des fouilles du Quartier Mu présente plusieurs séries de documents découverts dans la couche de destruction finale des différents bâtiments (Minoen Moyen II, vers 1700 av. J.-C.). Il s’agit à la fois d’outils (outils lithiques, poids de tissage) et d’objets de terre cuite autres que les vases (lampes, porte-brochettes, brûle-parfums, etc.) ; ce sont dans quelques cas les plus anciens exemples d’ustensiles mieux attestés à l’époque néopalatiale. D’autre part, l’étude des vestiges archéozoologiques révèle non seulement les habitudes alimentaires des occupants de ce quartier, mais aussi, plus largement, leur mode d’exploitation de l’environnement. Cet ouvrage permet ainsi d’illustrer des aspects de la vie quotidienne (éclairage, nourriture, tissage) et de décrire des techniques artisanales différentes des activités spécialisées déjà étudiées dans Mu III et Mu IV.
     
    This fifth volume publishing the excavations of Quartier Mu presents several categories of finds, discovered in the final destruction layer of the complex’s various buildings (Middle Minoan II, c. 1700 BC). On the one hand, it includes stone tools and loom weights, as well as ceramic objects such as lamps, souvlaki stands, incense burners, etc.; these are in some cases the earliest examples of utensils better known from the Neopalatial period. On the other hand, the archaeozoological remains presented here reveal not only the inhabitants’ dietary customs, but also how they made use of their wider environment. This publication thus allows us a glimpse into some aspects of daily life (lighting, diet, weaving), and a fuller description of various specialised craft activities already studied in Mu III and Mu IV.

    Études Crétoises 34
    2013
    Format : 21 x 29,7 cm, 268 p. texte +
    50 planches n/b et 18 planches coul. hors texte.
    © École française d’Athènes
    ISBN 978-2-86958-244-6     85 €

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