Prehistoric Thessaly: Being Some Account of Recent by A. J. B. Wace

By A. J. B. Wace

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23 a. T3?. Deep bowls curving gradually to a small flat base, see Fig. 24 c a good many pieces were found. this is the typical shape of Stratum IV Small ladles or dippers with triangular handles on the rim three T3t. : : : ; : fragments. thick walls and slightly rounded bottoms, with and lugs placed alternately. No complete example, but many fragments that probably belong to this shape. In addition to these there are a large number of fragments from coarse, large bowls, basins and mugs (the shapes cannot be determined) with vertical, Several of the handles have ribbed, loop handles on or just below the rim.

Is well polished the deep black colour seems to be due to the application This so far has been found only at Rakhmani. of some pigment. Red-brown on grey-black painted ware. This is akin to A5a, A5/8. has so far been at Rakhmani. and like it found only The rim of the vase was covered with some black paint, and occasionally decorated with rows of incised dots, and the lower part was painted with linear patterns in redThe biscuit is grey-black, occasionally brown, and the whole well polished. : firing to reddish.

Thus on the outskirts of the North Greek area there is now evidence for metal in to the Fourth Period, we have preferred to retain the name neolithic for the first two periods in Thessaly. The bronze weapons may well be imports from Crete or elsewhere, especially since the district in which they have been found soon became separated from Thessaly, and under the influence of the South. Chronologically the find seems to confirm the view (p. 237) that the First Period in North Greece is contemporary with the earlier part of the Early Minoan age.

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