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Title: Who Hides Behind the Pots?
Subtitle: A Reassessment of the Phoenician Presence in Early Iron Age Cos and Rhodes
Author(s): BOUROGIANNIS, Giorgos
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 50    Date: 2013   
Pages: 139-189
DOI: 10.2143/ANES.50.0.2975511

Abstract :
This paper investigates aspects of the Phoenician presence on the islands of Rhodes and Cos during the middle and late Geometric periods. Discussion is based primarily on pottery wares although other groups of artefacts are also considered. Phoenician ceramic imports are examined alongside locally produced wares that display Phoenician traits. Hybrid pottery classes that draw from the free mixture of Phoenician and local trends, sometimes occurring through the borrowing across different groups of objects and material, are also included in the discussion. This study outlines a complex pattern of contacts between the two islands and the Phoenician world from the ninth to the early seventh centuries BC. The chronological assessment of this phenomenon argues for shifting degrees of influence from Phoenicia, better attested during the late Geometric period.

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