Lefkandi I: Text: Iron Age Text

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Author: Mervyn Reddaway "M R" Popham (1927-2000), H L Sackett and P G Themelis (editors)

Year: 1980

Publisher: The British School of Archaeology, Thames and Hudson

Place: London


xvi+464 pages with color frontispiece, tables, illustrations, figures, charts, graphs and appendixes. Quarto (10" x 7 1/2") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. From the library of Martin Sinclair Frankland Hood. First edition.

Archaeological finds attest to a settlement on the promontory locally known as Xeropolis, while several associated cemeteries have been identified nearby. The settlement site is located on a promontory overlooking the Euripos, with small bays forming natural harbours east and west of the site. The cemeteries are located on the hillslopes northwest of the settlement; the plots identified so far are known as the East Cemetery, Skoubris, Palia Perivolia, Toumba, in addition to further smaller groups of burials. The site is located between the island's two main cities in antiquity, Chalkis and Eretria. Excavation here is conducted under the direction of the British School at Athens and is ongoing as of 2007 (previous campaigns in 1964–68, 1981–84)

Martin Sinclair Frankland Hood (1917-2021), generally known as Sinclair Hood, was a British archaeologist and academic. He was Director of the British School of Archaeology at Athens from 1954 to 1962, and led the excavations at Knossos from 1957 to 1961.

Inscription to Hood on front end paper. Jacket spine sunned else better than very good in like jacket.

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