Palaikastro Shells and Bronze Age Purple-Dye Production in the Mediterranean Basin

@article{Reese1987PalaikastroSA,
  title={Palaikastro Shells and Bronze Age Purple-Dye Production in the Mediterranean Basin},
  author={David S. Reese},
  journal={The Annual of the British School at Athens},
  year={1987},
  volume={82},
  pages={201 - 206}
}
  • D. S. Reese
  • Published 1 November 1987
  • Environmental Science
  • The Annual of the British School at Athens
The 1963 excavation at Palaikastro-Kastri in eastern Crete produced about 150 marine shells. The species preserved are listed in Table 1, and their date and context in Table 2. Significant shells from the collection are compared with other Minoan examples in Part I. The shell evidence for purple-dye production at Palaikastro is studied along with the other evidence from the Bronze Age Mediterranean in Part II. 
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