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Mochlos Volumes

All Mochlos final publication volumes (nos. 2-13 below) are edited by J.S. Soles and C. Davaras


1. The Prepalatial Cemeteries at Mochlos and Gournia and the House Tombs of Bronze Age Crete (Hesperia Supplement XXIV)

by J.S. Soles, Princeton 1992.  (Reviewed in Gnomon67, 1995, pp. 626-630;American Journal of Archaeology 98, 1994, pp. 167-168; Classical Review, Oxford University 43, 1993, pp. 365-366).


2. Mochlos IA.  Period III:  Neopalatial Settlement on the Coast.  The Artisans’ Quarter and Chalinomouri Farmhouse, The Sites (Prehistoric Monographs 7)

by J.S. Soles, Philadelphia 2003. (Reviewed in Antiquity 80, 2006, pp. 998-999; Aegean Archaeology, 7, 2006, pp. 82-87).


3. Mochlos 1B.  Period III:  Neopalatial Settlement on the Coast.  The Artisans’ Quarter and Chalinomouri Farmhouse, The Pottery (Prehistoric Monographs 8)

by K. Barnard and T. Brogan, Philadelphia 2003. (Reviewed in Aegean Archaeology, 7, 2006, pp. 82-87).


4. Mochlos 1C.  Period III:  Neopalatial Settlement on the Coast.  The Artisans’ Quarter and Chalinomouri Farmhouse, The Small Finds (Prehistoric Monographs 9)

by J.S. Soles, et al., Philadelphia 2004. (Reviewed in Antiquity 80, 2006, pp. 998-999).


5. Mochlos IIA.  Period IV: The Mycenaean Settlement and Cemetery. The Sites (Prehistoric Monographs 23)

by J.S. Soles, Philadelphia 2008. (Reviewed in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.11.12; Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada, Volume 11.3, 2011).


6. Mochlos IIB.  Period IV: The Mycenaean Settlement and Cemetery.  The Pottery (Prehistoric Monographs 27)

by R.A.K. Smith, Philadelphia, 2010. (Reviewed in Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada, Volume 11.3, 2011)


7. Mochlos IIC.  Period IV: The Mycenaean Settlement and Cemetery.  The Burial Population and Small Finds (Prehistoric Monographs 32)

by J.S. Soles et al., Philadelphia, 2011. (Reviewed in Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada, Volume 11.3, 2011)


8. Mochlos III. Mochlos after the Bronze Age. The Hellenistic Period: The Beam Press Building (Prehistoric Monographs 48)

by N. Vogeikoff-Brogan, Philadelphia, 2015.


9. Mochlos IVA. Period III: Neopalatial Settlement on the Island. The House of the Metal Merchant and other Buildings in the Neopalatial Town (Prehistoric Monographs)

by J.S. Soles, Philadelphia, 2020.


10. Mochlos IVB, Period III: The Neopalatial Pottery from the Main Settlement, (Prehistoric Monographs)

by J. Morrison, Philadelphia, forthcoming


11. Mochlos VA. Period III: Neopalatial Settlement on the Island. The Ceremonial Center, (Prehistoric Monographs)

by J.S. Soles, Philadelphia, forthcoming.


12. Mochlos VB, Period III: Neopalatial Pottery from the Ceremonial Center (Prehistoric Monographs)

by G. Doudalis and L. Kaiser, Philadelphia, forthcoming.


13. Mochlos VI, Period II: Protopalatial Settlement 

by G. Doudalis, forthcoming.


Articles on Mochlos by Various Authors


Aruz, J. 1984. “The Silver Cylinder Seal from Mochlos,” Kadmos 23, pp.186-188

Barnard, K., and T. Brogan. 2011. “Pottery of the Late Neopalatial Periods at Mochlos” in LM IB Pottery–Relative Chronology and Regional Differences. Acts of a workshop held at the Danish Institute at Athens in collaboration with the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete, 27-29 June 2007, Aarhus, pp. 427-450


Berger, D., J.S. Soles, A.R. Giumlia-Mair, G. Brügmann, E. Galili, N. Lockhoff, et al. 2019. “Isotope Systematics and Chemical Composition of Tin Ingots from Mochlos (Crete) and other Late Bronze Age Sites in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: An Ultimate Key to Tin Provenance?” PLoS ONE 14 (6): e0218326. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0218326.

Betancourt, P. 1983. Minoan Objects Excavated from Vasilike, Pseira, Sphoungaras, Priniatikos Pyrgos, and Other Sites (The Cretan Collection in the University Museum, University of Pennsylvannia,I) Philadelphia

Branigan, K. 1991. “Mochlos – An Early Aegean Gateway Community?” Aegaeum 7, pp. 97-105

Brogan, T. 2008. “Metalworking at Mochlos before the Appearance of the Artisans’ Quarters” in Aegean Metallurgy in the Bronze Age, pp. 157-168

Brogan, T., A. Smith, and J. Soles. 2002. “Mycenaeans at Mochlos? Exploring Culture and Identity in the Late Minoan IB to IIIA1 Transition,” Aegean Archaeology 6, pp. 89-118

Carter, T. 2004. “Mochlos and Melos: A Special Relationship? Creating Identity and Status in Minoan Crete,” in Crete Beyond the Palaces: Proceedings of the Crete 2000 Conference, Philadelphia, pp. 291-307

Davaras, C. 1973. “A New Hieroglyphic Seal from Mochlos,” Kadmos 12, pp. 109-113

_________. 1975. “Early Minoan Jewelry from Mochlos,” BSA 70, pp. 40-45

Davaras, C., and J. Soles. 1994. “Enas neos anatolikos sphragidokulindros apo ton Mochlo,” Cretan Studies 4, pp. 71-76

____________________. 1995. “A New Oriental Cylinder Seal from Mochlos. Appendix: Catalogue of the Cylinder Seals Found in the Aegean,” Archaiologike Ephemeris, pp. 29-66

Evershed, R., S. Vaughan, S. Dudd, and J. Soles. 2000. “Organic Residue, Petrographic and Typological Analyses of Late Minoan Lamps and Conical Cups from Excavations at Mochlos in East Crete, Greece,” in Palaeodiet in the Aegean, pp. 37-54

_______________________________________. 1997. “Fuel for Thought? Beeswax in Lamps and Conical Cups from Late Minoan Crete,” Antiquity 71, pp. 979-985

Flood, J.M., and J.S. Soles. 2014. “Water Management in Neopalatial Crete and the Development of the Mediterranean Dry-Season,” in R. Laffineur, G. Touchais, F. Rougemont, H. Procopiou, S. Andreou, eds., PHYSIS L’environnement naturel et la relation homme-milieu dans le monde égéen protohistorique (Actes de la 14e Rencontre égéenne internationale), Liège, pp. 79-84.

Foster, K.P. 1979. “Four Stone Fragments from Mochlos,” AAA 12.

Giumlia-Mair, A. 2011. “Appendix: Composition of the Mochlos Sistrum” in Metallurgy: Understanding How, Learning Why. Studies in Honor of James Muhly, Philadelphia, pp. 141-144.

Giumlia-Mair, A.R.G., and J.S. Soles. 2013. “Egyptian Faience and Rose Gold at Mochlos, Crete,” Surface Engineering 29, pp. 114-120.

Hickman, J. 2011. “The Dog Diadem from Mochlos” in Metallurgy: Understanding How, Learning Why, Studies in Honor of James Muhly, Philadelphia, pp. 91-104.

Hughes, H., and P. Warren. 1963. “Two Sealstones from Mochlos,” Kretika Chronika 17, pp. 352-355

Kenna, V. 1970. “Richard Berry Seager: American Archaeologist, 1882-1925,” Archaeology 23, pp. 322-332

Matthäus, H. 1980. Die Bronzegefässe der kretisch-mykenischen Kultur, Munich

Nicgorski, A. 1999. “Polypus and the Poppy: Two Unusual Rhyta from the Mycenaean Cemetery at Mochlos” in Meletemata, Studies in Aegean Archaeology Presented to Malcolm H. Wiener, Aegaeum 20, pp. 537-544

Olivier, J.-P. 1989. “Le Disque de Mochlos: Une nouvelle interpretation en Linéaire A sur un poids en plomb, HM 83/MOZf1,” Kadmos 28, pp. 137-145

Papadakis, N. 1990. “Anaskaphes Ergasies,” Deltion 41, pp. 228-232

Pini, I. 1982. “Zu dem silbernen Rollsiegel aus Mochlos,” AA, pp. 599-602

Sanders, I. 1982. Roman Crete, Warminster

Seager, R. 1909. “Excavations on the Island of Mochlos, Crete, in 1908,” AJA 13, pp. 272-303

_______. 1912. Explorations in The Island of Mochlos, Boston & NY.

Sofianou, C., and J.S. Soles. 2014. “A Stone Anchor from Mochlos,” in V. Karageorghis, A. Kanta, and N. Stampolidis, eds., Kypriaka in Crete, From the Bronze Age to the end of the Archaic Period, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2014, p. 248.

Soles, J.S. 1983. “A Bronze Age Quarry in Eastern Crete,” Journal of Field Archaeology 10, pp. 33-46

________. 1988. “Social Ranking in Prepalatial Cemeteries” in Problems in Greek Prehistory, Bristol, pp. 49-61

________. 1997. “A Community of Craft Specialists at Mochlos,” in TEXNH, Craftsmen, Craftswomen and Craftsmanship in the Aegean Bronze Age, Aegaeum 16, pp. 425-433

________. 1999. “The Collapse of Minoan Civilization: The Evidence of the Broken Ashlar” in Polemos, Le Contexte Guerrier en Égée à l’Age du Bronze, Aegaeum 19, pp. 57-66

________. 1999. “The Ritual Killing of Pottery and the Discovery of a Mycenaean Telestas at Mochlos” in Meletemata, Studies in Aegean Archaeology Presented to Malcolm H. Wiener, Aegaeum 20, pp. 787-793

________. 2001. “Reverence for Dead Ancestors in Prehistoric Crete” in Potnia. Deities and Religion in the Aegean Bronze Age, Aegaeum 22, pp. 229-238

________. 2004. “New Construction at Mochlos in the LM IB Period,” in Crete Beyond the Palaces, Proceedings of the Crete 2000 Conference, Philadelphia, pp. 153-162

________. 2004. “Oi Protoi Ellenes sto Mochlo” Amaltheia, pp. 221-233

________. 2005. “From Ugarit to Mochlos, Remnants of an Ancient Voyage,” in EMPORIA, Aegeans in Central and Eastern Mediterranean, Aegaeum 25, pp. 429-442.

________. 2007. “Saevus Tridens,” Festschrift for Maria  and Joseph Shaw, Philadelphia, pp. 251-255.

________. 2008. “Metal Hoards from LM IB Mochlos, Crete,” in Aegean Metallurgy in the Bronze Age, Athens, pp. 143-156.

________. 2009. “The Impact of the Minoan Eruption of Santorini on Mochlos” in Time’s Up. Dating the Minoan Eruption of Santorini, pp.107-116

________. 2010. “Evidence for Ancestor Worship in Minoan Crete: New Finds from Mochlos” in Cretan Offerings, Studies in Honour of Peter Warren, London, pp. 331-338

________. 2011. “The Mochlos Sistrum and its Origins” in Metallurgy: Understanding How, Learning Why, Studies in Honor of James Muhly, Philadelphia, pp. 133-146.

________. 2014. “Copper Ore from Cyprus at LM IB Mochlos,” in V. Karageorghis, A. Kanta, and N. Stampolidis, eds., pp. 250-252.

________. 2016. “Hero, Goddess, Priestess: New Evidence for Minoan Religion and Social Organization,” in E. Alram-Stern, F. Blakolmer, S. Deger-Jalkotzy, R. Laffineur and J. Weilhartner, eds., METAPHYSIS, Ritual, Myth and Symbolism in the Aegean Bronze Age, Aegaeum 39(Proceedings of the 15th International Aegean Conference ), Leuven-Liège, pp. 247-254.

________. 2019. “The Creation of Social Memory in Minoan Mochlos,” in E. Borgna, I. Caloi, F.M. Carinci, and R. Laffineur, eds. MNHMH / MNEME, Past and Memory in the Aegean Bronze Age, Aegaeum 43 (Proceedings of the 17th International Aegean Conference), Leuven-Liège, pp. 35-47.

Soles, J.S., and C. Davaras. 1990. “Theran Ash in Minoan Crete: New Excavations on Mochlos” in Thera and the Aegean World III, iii, London, pp. 89-95

_________. 1995. “Some Stratigraphic Observations at Mochlos,” Proceedings of the Sixth International Cretan Congress, Rethymno, pp.881-886

_________. 2003. “New Seals from Mochlos,” in Corpus der minoischen und mykenischen Siegel V Suppl. 3.2, Mainz, pp. 513-526

Soles, J.S., and A. Giumlia-Mair. 2018. “Metallurgical Habits and Workshop Remains in LM IB Mochlos, East-Crete,” in A.R. Giumlia-Mair and F. Lo Schiavo, eds., Bronze Age Metallurgy on Mediterranean Islands: in Honour of Robert Maddin and Vassos Karageorgis (Monographies Instrumentum 56), Drémil-Lafage, pp. 498-519.

Soles, J.S., F. McCoy, and R. Suka. 2017. “Evidence for Three Earthquakes at Mochlos in the Neopalatial Period, c. 1700-1430 BC,” in S. Jusseret and M. Sintubin, eds., OUT OF RUBBLE, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Minoan Earthquakes (Studies in Archaeological Sciences 5), pp. 307-326.

Soles, J., R. Taylor, and C. Vitaliano. 1995. “Tephra Samples from Mochlos and Their Chronological Implications for Neopalatial Crete,” Archaeometry 37, pp. 385-393

Sourvinou-Inwood, Chr. 1973. “On the Lost Boat Ring from Mochlos,”Kadmos 12, pp. 149-158

Spyridakis, S. 1970. Ptolemaic Itanos and Hellenistic Crete (University of California Publications in History 82), Berkeley

__________. 1992. Cretica: Studies on Ancient Crete, New Rochelle

Vogeikoff-Brogan, N., and S. Apostolakou. 2004. “New Evidence of Wine Production in East Crete,” in Transport Amphorae and Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean, pp. 417-427

Vogeikoff-Brogan, N., J. Eiring, M.-C. Boileau, and I. Whitbread. 2004. “Transport Amphoras and Wine Trade in East Crete in the Late Hellenistic Period: Evidence from Mochlos and Pyrgos Myrtos,” in Proceedings of the Sixth Scientific Meeting for Hellenistic Pottery, pp. 327-334

Watrous, L.V. 1994.”Review of Aegean Prehistory III: Crete from Earliest Prehistory through the Protopalatial Period,” AJA 98, pp. 695-753