Interpretive theme 2: artifacts – pottery

The Kommos kiln, described in a previous Blog entry is but one architectural feature of the site that deserves interpretation. The site also yielded many artifacts besides the architectural legacy of the former inhabitants. Chief amongst the artifact categories is pottery. The kiln was filled with pottery and there were other intriguing earlier and later significant finds, examples of Minoan but also Greek, Egyptian, Phoenician and Roman pottery.

The web sites below are two examples of sources that will be utilized to research the educational message in the phase 2 or future phase 3, on site, interpretive panels. The Kommos excavation web site by excavation directors Joseph and Maria Shaw and the Late Minoan Pottery web site by Dartmouth professor Jeremy Rutter, a significant contributor to the excavation, analysis and publication, also provides material for interpretive consideration, interpretation which critically adds to the value of the excavated port town’s continued stewardship.

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2 comments on “Interpretive theme 2: artifacts – pottery
  1. J. Stratis says:

    Another useful tool in the preparation of the on site interpretation at the future archaeological park will be the pottery tables found on the University of Toronto Library web site:
    by Jeremy Rutter and Aleydis Van de Moortel.

  2. J. Stratis says:

    Kommos excavation Director and the President of Kommos Conservancy has also produced a superconcordance that will also prove useful, paste the link below in your browser to access it.

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