New excavations at Mycenae are unearthing an important and exciting part of the life of a Bronze Age palatial center: the ceramics industry. An architectural complex within the settlement, known as Petsas House, is being revealed and with it more than a thousand artifacts related to the production, storage, and exchange of pottery. This lecture will present the latest finds from the site and the insight they give into the lives of the master potters and painters of the 14th century B.C. within the place they called home, work, and market.
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March 10, 2007, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Unearthing the Potters of Ancient Mycenae
Koret Auditorium, de Young
Presented by Dr. Kim Shelton Professor, Department of Classics, University of California at Berkeley, Director, Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology, and Director of the Archaeological Society of Athens' Excavation at Petsas House, Mycenae
Admission: Free/AAC members; $5/general, $3/students