Provenance studies of the LMIB/LHIIA marine style

Mountjoy, P.-A., Jones, R.E. and Cherry, J.F. (1978) Provenance studies of the LMIB/LHIIA marine style. Annual of the British School at Athens, 73, pp. 143-171. (doi: 10.1017/S0068245400006201)

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The provenance of vessels of the Marine Style of LMIB from Crete and LHIIA from the Mainland remains an important unsolved problem. This article describes an attempt to discriminate between selected Mainland and Cretan specimens by multivariate analysis of the compositions of their fabrics determined by optical emission spectroscopy with the aim of determining whether the Mainland Marine Style pieces were indeed made on the Mainland, perhaps locally at their find spots, or were imported from Crete or the islands. Accordingly Marine Style sherds have been sampled from seven Mainland, two island, and two Cretan sites, together with a large number of definitively local sherds from each site to serve as a control over the characteristics of the local clays. A distribution map, Fig. 1, and a corpus, as complete as possible, defining and describing the motifs and shapes used in the Marine Style from the Mainland, Crete, and the islands as a whole is included below in order to provide an overview of the available information.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jones, Dr Richard
Authors: Mountjoy, P.-A., Jones, R.E., and Cherry, J.F.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Annual of the British School at Athens
Publisher:British School at Athens
ISSN (Online):2045-2403

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