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Title: The workshops and working areas of Minoan Crete : the evidence of the palace and town of Zakros for a comparative study
Author: Platon, E. M.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3492 6715
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 1988
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This dissertation attempts to approach the problem of function and organization of Minoan work places. The study and detailed presentation of the relevant material originating from the palatial complex of Zakros aims at presenting as clear a picture as possible of the work areas in one of the most important Minoan centres during the Late Bronze Age. In the Introduction, a short definition of the term 'Minoan workshops' is given and the object of this study is presented. The method of approach of the material from Zakros is selected and the limits of the present study are set. Chapter II contains a short criticism on the existing bibliography and criteria for identifying work places are sought and classified on the basis of the type of production. Chapter III presents the Zakros workshops. Part I presents the material, Part II contains descriptions and evaluations of each work place. Chapter IV contains comparative material - other Minoan workshops more or less contemporary as well as some Mycenaean and Aegean ones. The last chapter consists of a discussion of the workmen's socio-economic position, the work places' features and their organization as shown by their location, architectural form and their contents.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Minoan Crete workshops