Gioulika-Olga Christakopoulou, To Die in Style! The Residential Lifestyle of Feasting and Dying in Iron Age Stamna, Greece
Keywords:Early Iron Age cemeteries, Aetolia, Lake Aetolikon, cremations
This short essay presents some of the most interesting information from a major Early Iron Age cemetery in the province of Aetolia, in North-West Mainland Greece. Its presentation is rather uneven – the location of the site is not even immediately presented in the opening text, and there is no overall plan of the site – although the content is important enough to make it worth the effort. Over 600 tombs of the earliest Iron Age, the Protogeometric (PG) era (ca. 1050-900 BC), have so far been uncovered in a burial zone some 4km in length along the periphery of Lake Aetolikon, both cremations and inhumations. Several tombs appear to belong to elite ‘warrior’ males, indicating a ranked society.
Dietz, S. 2019. Calydon in Context: Town and Sanctuary in Aetolia, in E. C. Partida and B. Schmidt-Dounas (eds) Listening to the Stones: Essays on Architecture and Function in Ancient Greek Sanctuaries in Honour of Richard Alan Tomlinson: 54-65. Oxford: Archaeopress.