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Philip P. Betancourt

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  • The Bronze Age Beginsby Philip P. Betancourt

    INSTAP Academic Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    This book focuses on economic and social changes, particularly during the opening phase of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete. New developments in ceramics that reached Crete at the end of the Neolithic period greatly contributed to the creation of economic, technological, social, and religious advancements we call the Early Bronze Age.... more...

  • Pseira Xby Philip P. Betancourt

    INSTAP Academic Press 2009; US$ 40.00

    This book is the tenth volume in the series of excavation reports about the harbor town of Pseira, which is located on the island of the same name, just off the northeast coast of Crete. The book focuses on the excavation and interpretation of the architecture and material culture in Block AF. This southern group of buildings is one of the most important... more...

  • Hagios Charalambosby Philip P. Betancourt

    INSTAP Academic Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    This is the first of five planned volumes to present the primary archaeological report about the excavation of the cave of Hagios Charalambos in eastern Crete. The Minoans used this small cavern as an ossuary for the secondary burial of human remains and grave goods, primarily during the Early and Middle Bronze Age. The geography and geology surrounding... more...

  • PHILISTORby Eleni Mantzourani; Philip P. Betancourt

    INSTAP Academic Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    Contributions by 37 scholars are brought together here to create a volume in honor of the long and fruitful career of Costis Davaras, former Ephor of Crete and Professor Emeritus of Minoan Archaeology at the University of Athens. Articles pertain to Bronze Age Crete and include mortuary studies, experimental archaeology, numerous artifactual studies,... more...

  • The Hagia Photia Cemetery IIby Costis Davaras; Philip P. Betancourt

    INSTAP Academic Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    The publication of the Hagia Photia Cemetery is planned in three volumes. The first volume, which has already been published (Davaras and Betancourt 2004), presented the tomb groups and the architecture. The second volume about the excavation of the Hagia Photia cemetery focuses on the pottery. The third volume will present the obsidian, stone finds,... more...

  • Pseira VIby Philip P. Betancourt; Costis Davaras

    INSTAP Academic Press 2002; US$ 32.50

    Richard B Seager excavated the Minoan cemetery on Pseira, a small island off the northeast coast of Crete, in 1907, although this work was never published. More recently, the Temple University excavations (1985-1994) under the direction of Philip P Betancourt and Costis Davaras conducted an intensive surface survey of the cemetery area, cleaned and... more...

  • Pseira VIIby Philip P. Betancourt; Costis Davaras

    INSTAP Academic Press 2003; US$ 37.50

    This volume of the reports on the Temple University excavations at the Minoan cemetery on Pseira, a small island off the northeast coast of Crete, covers the excavation and cleaning of the 19 tombs that still exist at the Pseira cemetery. The cemetery is remarkable for the diversity of its communal tomb types including burials in cist graves built... more...

  • Metallurgyby Susan C. Ferrence; Philip P. Betancourt

    INSTAP Academic Press 2011; US$ 40.00

    Prof. James D. Muhly has enjoyed a distinguished career in the study of ancient history, archaeology, and metallurgy that includes an emeritus professorship at the University of Pennsylvania and a term as director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as well as receiving the Archaeological Institute of America's Gold Medal for... more...

  • Retrieval of Materials with Water Separation Machinesby Sarah E. Peterson; Philip P. Betancourt

    INSTAP Academic Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    From the introduction: A water separation, or flotation, machine is an instrument that divides soil into three components: the material that floats (called flot or light fraction), the stones and other heavy portions that do not float (called residue or heavy fraction), and the particles that either dissolve in water or become suspended in it and are... more...

  • Dams and Water Management Systems of Minoan Pseiraby Philip P. Betancourt; Floyd B. McCoy

    INSTAP Academic Press 2012; US$ 10.00

    Excavations at the Bronze Age seaport on Pseira Island uncovered the remains of sophisticated water retention systems that included the addition of retaining walls to prevent erosion, massive dams with associated reservoirs, and small check-dams to ravines that reached over one hundred meters in length in order to control water runoff and make it available... more...