By Joseph W. Shaw, Aleydis Van de Moortel, Peter M. Day, Vassilis Kilikoglou
An in-depth research of the overdue Minoan IA cross-draft kiln discovered in the course of excavations at Kommos on Crete. The kiln is of a sort that used to be renowned throughout the Neopalatial interval, and its solid nation of maintenance has allowed the authors to take a position approximately its unique inner format and use, in addition to the roof that lined it. the massive volume of in the community produced pottery present in organization with the kiln is analysed, permitting an in depth learn of the shapes, ornament, and technical features of vases fired in a LM IA kiln.
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80). There is no compelling reason for dating it to LM IB rather than to LM IA. the area around the kiln, and the pot tery 71 roughly finished. Most examples are unpainted, but one or two have dark paint blobs on the interior and the exterior. Several are overfired to a greenish hue. Medium-coarse side-spouted cups are consistent in fabric, shape, quality of manufacture, and surface finish. 95 However, they are smaller in size and have squatter and generally more open bodies. 96 However, these earlier examples are extremely rare and vary considerably in shape and dimensions, unlike the ones from the kiln and dump.
E x c avat i o n a n d s t r u c t u r e o f t h e k i l n 19 Figure 20. Stone rubble found in channel 3. J. W. Shaw Figure 21. Pottery in channel 2. J. W. Shaw 17. For the pottery found within the kiln, see Table 2, p. 29. 18. The line of the original floor of channel 3 and at least one renewal can be seen in Figure 19, where the original floor is shown with a thicker line. there was a significant accumulation of such stones at the western end of the channel. In these channels there were also sherds and larger pieces of pottery, with conical cups predominating (Figs.
25% inclusions. Coilbuilt. Slightly overfired. Exterior and interior pale yellow slip. Coated with calcite. Kiln, channels 2 (trench 95A, pail 172 ) and 3 (trench 97F, pail 72 ). Fabric sample 95/6; fabric group 4. Fig. 37 36 sherds with few joins, preserving 15% rim, 20% body, 4 horizontal handles. No base. Diam. 40. Coarse fabric with red and reddish yellow fracture and pink surfaces. 30% inclusions. Coilbuilt. Rim and handle attachments well-integrated. Slightly overfired. Thick retorted spirals executed in white to pale yellow on a black exterior ground.