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  • AcknowledgementsSource: British School at Athens Studies, Vol. 14, KNOSSOS POTTERY HANDBOOK: NEOLITHICand BRONZE AGE (MINOAN) (2007), p. xvPublished by: British School at AthensStable URL: .Accessed: 25/06/2014 07:36

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  • Acknowledgements

    A great many friends and colleagues have helped, over the years and in many different ways, with the research, writing up and completion of this multi-authored volume. Some have given access to material from their own excavations or under their care in museums, archives and libraries. Others have helped through their scholarly advice or have kindly provided drawings and photographs. Others still have helped in more subtle and indirect ways. While the editor has endeavoured to name all of them, she can only apologise in advance for any involuntary exclusion: to paraphrase Rose Macaulay's acknowledgements in her Pleasure of Ruins, these omissions will vex the omitter, but not, one hopes, the omitted. Their names are listed alphabetically, without apportioning specific reasons for my gratitude, not because their good deeds have been forgotten but merely for the sake of brevity: Lucia Alberti, Stelios Alexiou, Kaiti Archondaki, Robin Barber, Paolo Belli, Phil Betancourt, Gerald Cadogan, Filippo Carinci, Hector Catling, Kostas Christakis, Nicolas Coldstream, Conservation Directorate of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Peter Day, Oliver Dickinson, Nota Dimopoulou, Christos Doumas, European Commission (GEOPRO TMR Research Network and Marie Curie Research Fellowship), John D. Evans, Helen Fields, Lesley Fitton, Eva Grammatikaki, Sue Grice, Erik and Birgitta Hallager, Herakleion Ephoria, Sinclair Hood, INSTAP, Alan Johnston, Amalia Kakissis, Nektarios Karadimas, Carl Knappett, Knossos Donated Fund, Christina Kolb, Olga Krzyszkowska, Evangelia Kyriatzi, Alexandros Lachanas, Vincenzo La Rosa, Roger Lonsdale, Eleanor Loughlin, Colin Macdonald, Sturt Manning, Katia Manteli, Penelope Mountjoy, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Irene Nikolakopoulou, Sandra Pepelasis, Lefteris Platon, the late Mervyn R. Popham, Giorgos Rethemiotakis, Jerry Rutter, Yannis and Efi Sakellarakis, Sue Sherratt, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Simona Todaro, University of Bristol (Arts Faculty Research Fund), University of Western Ontario (Arts Faculty Research Fund), Lucia Vagnetti, Aleydis Van de Moortel, Michael Vickers, Peter Warren, Malcolm H. Wiener and Penny Wilson.

    Besides gratitude to all the people and institutions mentioned above, the editor wishes to express her special thanks to an anonymous referee, Sinclair Hood, Olga Krzyszkowska, Carl Knappett and Sue Grice. She also wishes to record her regret for Peter Day's late defection from this enterprise: he was entrusted with a chapter on Knossian fabrics, manufacturing techniques and workshop(s) locations, synthesising the extensive research he has been conducting over two decades at

    Knossos. Unfortunately, more pressing commitments prevented him from fulfilling this task, but both the editor and individual authors are indebted (and extremely grateful) to him for the advice and information he has provided on these topics; readers should refer to his already published and forthcoming results, to complement the chapters in this volume. In addition, the editor and Peter Tomkins together would like to thank in a very special way Katia Manteli and David E. Wilson, not only for their intellectual input, but also for being such good-natured, generous and supportive colleagues in many other ways.

    Peter Tomkins also wishes to add these more personal acknowledgements: the work upon which his chapter is based began life as a doctoral research project on the earlier Neolithic (EN I-EN II) ceramics from Knossos, supervised by Dr P. M. Day and funded by grants from NERC and the GEOPRO TMR Research Network (European Commission contract no. ERBFMRX-CT980165). This work was subsequently extended into the later Neolithic, thanks to a European Commission Marie Curie Research Fellowship (contract no. HPMF-CT-2001-01385), and a grant from the Knossos Donated Fund. In addition, Tomkins gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Professor John D. Evans (who freely gave advice, permission to sample and publish, and information in the form of original archive materials from all deposits, published and unpublished, from his excavations at Knossos of 1957-60 and 1969-70). He also extends his thanks to the Conservation Directorate of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture.

    David E. Wilson wishes to thank in particular the Arts Faculty Research Fund of the University of Western Ontario and the SSHRC.

    Sandy MacGillivray would like to give very special thanks to Colin Macdonald and Carl Knappett for sharing their wisdom and early versions of their Knossos publications, and for their recent views on the shifting sands of Cretan Protopalatial chronology. He is also grateful to this volume's 'editrix' for her unwavering confidence and good humour through- out the long and complex process of piecing this handbook together.

    Eleni Hatzaki worked on her chapters while serving as Knossos Curator and Assistant Director of the British School at Athens.

    The editor and contributors are grateful to all their Greek colleagues in the Herakleion Ephoria, and, above all, to the British School at Athens for permission to carry out much of the research necessary to produce this volume and for financial support.

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    Article Contentsp. [xv]

    Issue Table of ContentsBritish School at Athens Studies, Vol. 14, KNOSSOS POTTERY HANDBOOK: NEOLITHIC and BRONZE AGE (MINOAN) (2007), pp. i-xv, 1-276, 1-13Front MatterList of figures [pp. vii-xi]List of tables [pp. xii-xiii]List of plates [pp. xiii-xiii]List of abbreviations [pp. xiv-xiv]Acknowledgements [pp. xv-xv]Introduction [pp. 1-8]Neolithic: Strata IXVII, VIIVIB, VIAV, IV, IIIB, IIIA, IIB, IIA and IC Groups [pp. 9-48, 1-2]Early Prepalatial (EM I-EM II): EM I Well, West Court House, North-East Magazines and South Front Groups [pp. 49-77, 2-5]Late Prepalatial (EM IIIMM IA): South Front House Foundation Trench, Upper East Well and House C / Royal Road South Fill Groups [pp. 79-103, 5-7]Protopalatial (MM IB-MM IIIA): Early Chamber beneath the West Court, Royal Pottery Stores, the Trial KV, and the West and South Polychrome Deposits Groups [pp. 105-149, 7-9]Neopalatial (MM IIIBLM IB): KS 178, Gypsades Well (Upper Deposit) and SEX North House Groups [pp. 151-196, 9-11]Final Palatial (LM II-LM IIIA2) and Postpalatial (LM IIIB-LM IIIC Early): the MUM South Sector, Long Corridor Cists, MUM Pits (8, 10-11), Makritikhos 'Kitchen', MUM North Platform Pits and SEX Southern Half Groups [pp. 197-251, 11-13]Bibliography [pp. 253-268]Back Matter