Kat'Akrotiri on Amorgos: Surface pottery from an early Cycladic Acropolis
This is a study of surface ceramic evidence (c. 5,000 sherds) from an Early Cycladic acropolis on Amorgos. A fairly diversified group of domestic ware has been identified, including 'Amorgos' and rare types, possibly a tankard and a marble beaker or cup. Compared to stratified evidence from the Cyclades and elsewhere, the chronological range of types falls within EC I/II-EC III A, EC II being the period most heavily represented. In discussing the material with reference to the Cycladic, Helladic and Aegean contexts, attention is drawn to the role of mainland Greece in shaping the local repertory. Noteworthy are the similarities and differences between Tsountas's excavation results and the surface collection of finds retrieved from the same site. Mandres seems to have been sparsely used from the Archaic to the Byzantine periods. Panagitsa, the alluvial formation at its foothills, has yielded traces dating mainly to late antiquity.