University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Harriet Blitzer

Pastoral Life in the Mountains of Crete

An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective

By: Harriet Blitzer

Archaeological research in Crete has always maintained a tenuous and sometimes contrary bond with evidence of traditional human activity in the Cretan countryside. In early publications of scholars such as Harriet Boyd Hawes (1908:29-34), references to contemporary Cretan practices were used as reinforcement for cultural interpretations of Minoan remains. This unencumbered use of ethnography, frowned […]