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August 31, 2007 Sources of Information Art, graves, and tablets Archaeology o Developed in past 150 years o 1890 – Evans at Crete – beginning of structured, thoughtful digs o Look for everything o Subject to things that survive and can be recovered o Temples Expense (size, material, decoration) Associated objects (votives, altars, artwork [frescoes, sanctuaries, statues]) Orientation (to sun, other sites/buildings, city center/outskirts) Access (public/private, local/Pan-Hellenic) o Sacred places Caves, hilltops, water sources Purposes, location, continuity o Private homes (most useful but few survive) Objects: icons, altars, artwork Space: public/private, sacred/profane o Graves and burial (better preserved) Treatment of the dead Inhumation vs. cremation Body position Status (gender, age, class) Condition of the bones Nutrition (physically/chemically analyzed) Disease/wounds Objects in grave Sacrifices/libations
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