The Process of Social Stratification at Mycenae in the Shaft Grave Period: A Comparative Examination of the Evidence

@article{Graziadio1991ThePO,
  title={The Process of Social Stratification at Mycenae in the Shaft Grave Period: A Comparative Examination of the Evidence},
  author={Giampaolo Graziadio},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  year={1991},
  volume={95},
  pages={403 - 440}
}
  • G. Graziadio
  • Published 1 July 1991
  • History
  • American Journal of Archaeology
This paper discusses the evolution of grave form and the richness of the burials in the two Grave Circles at Mycenae, where a crucial phase of the process of social stratification in the Aegean Bronze Age is represented. In order to quantify the degree of wealth of each burial in Circle B, a multivariate analysis is used that takes into account the composition of grave assemblages in terms of total number and range of artifacts as well as the "value" of individual offerings, determined by… 

The cult of the dead in central Greece during the Mycenaean period

The aim of this thesis is to examine the evidence for the performance of a cult of the dead in LH III Greece with emphasis placed mainly on the material evidence from the typical Mycenaean tombs in

The Fallen and Their Swords: A New Explanation for the Rise of the Shaft Graves.

The swords deposited in the Mycenae Grave Circles are some of the most visible symbols of the emergence of a new system of social relations in Middle Helladic (MH) III–Late Helladic (LH) I.

The Fallen and Their Swords: A New Explanation for the Rise of the Shaft Graves

The swords deposited in the Mycenae Grave Circles are some of the most visible symbols of the emergence of a new system of social relations in Middle Helladic (MH) III–Late Helladic (LH) I.

BRINGING IN THE DEAD: BURIALS AND THE LOCAL PERSPECTIVE ON KYTHERA IN THE SECOND PALACE PERIOD

Summary.  This article analyses the mortuary data of the ‘Second Palace’ period (c. 1700–1450 BC) on the Aegean island of Kythera. It proposes that the chamber tombs which were first introduced to

Social Hierarchy and Burial Treatments: A Comparative Assessment

A study of the 55 cultures in the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) 60-culture probability sample for which adequate data on burials exists confirms the archaeologists' notion that variation in

Understanding the role of metal within the Late Bronze Age community at Mycenae: challenges and potential approaches

Metal has been widely argued as playing a decisive role in the development of Mycenae, which became one of the foremost centers on the Late Bronze Age Greek mainland. Yet, little is understood as to

The Disappearance of European Smiths' Burials

Prestigious burials furnished with tools used in metalworking appear from the Eneolithic to the Early Middle Ages. The social status of the deceased has become a subject of a long-running discussion,

Stylistic Diversity and Diacritical Feasting at Protopalatial Petras: A Preliminary Analysis of the Lakkos Deposit

This paper presents an overview of an assemblage of Middle Minoan (MM) IB pottery from a closed deposit known as the "Lakkos" at the Minoan palace of Petras in eastern Crete. The various ware groups

MORTUARY DISPLAY AND CULTURAL CONTACT: A CEMETERY AT KASTRI ON THASOS

Summary.  This article explores how the patterns of development within the local populations prior to Greek colonization, or even Greek contact, can elucidate the process of Greek colonization.

Mycenaean ways of war : the past, politics, and personhood

The remit of this thesis is to contextualise violence and martial culture in the Mycenaean world in order to understand how it is a source of legitimacy for political power during MH III-LH IIIB. A
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 29 REFERENCES

Some Military Aspects of the Aegean in the Late Fifteenth and Early Fourteenth Centuries B.C.

Part 1 (Driessen) discusses the evidence in the Linear B tablets for a military organization and the use of mercenaries at Mycenaean Knossos. First, the Pylian evidence for foreign troops is

For the Yellow Minyan goblet, see Karo pl. 175, no. 955 (cf. Graziadio 354-55, with refs.). For Minoan pottery, see Karo pl

    3) 91 n. 13, French (supra n. 53) 123: nine. 243 Laffineur

      Mycenae Rich in Gold (Athens 1983) 31: five (including the so-called mummy in Grave V, but cf

        A 'Mycenaean Chieftain'?" TUAS

        • 1981

        For other Mainland Polychrome vases, see Karo 163, 165 nos

          Polychrome Bird Jugs: A Note

          • AAA
          • 1976

          Mycenaean Problems," OpAth

          • ArchEph
          • 1969

          Schuchhardt (supra n. 30) 270; Tsountas and Manatt (supra n. 30)