venerdì 27 dicembre 2013

Fusaiola in steatite da Creta: dei Popoli del Mare?

Da: Florence Gaignerot-Driessen,  The excavation of Zone 3. In J. Driessen et al., Excavation at Sissi. Preliminary report on the 2011campaign, Aegis VI, Presses universitaires de Louvain (2013),69-79.

L' attuale Sissi, sulla costa nord-orientale di Creta, ospita la collina di Kefali, un importante sito archeologico. I reperti in questo post si riferiscono alla tarda Età del Bronzo



"In total, 58 terracotta spools, sometimes poorly fired, were collected from Room 3.6, with a range of weight between 0.63 and 0.80 g, 38 of them weighing between 0.70 and 0.75 g2 (fig. 4.14). Their presence in a LM IIIB (1300-1150 a.C., ndr) context at the latest on a Cretan coastal site is of particular interest. These hourglass-shaped loom weights are considered as a typical production of the Sea People [..]On the basis of the model developed by Yassur-Landau (2011), the ethnicity of the inhabitants of Sissi in LM IIIA-B, or at least the nature of their interaction with the Sea People during this period, clearly needs to be further explored." Da: Florence Gaignerot-Driessen,  The excavation of Zone 3. In J. Driessen et al., Excavation at Sissi. Preliminary report on the 2011campaign, Aegis VI, Presses universitaires de Louvain (2013),69-79.

Ovviamente di questi pesi da telaio fatti tipo clessidra, ve ne sono anche in Sardegna, nei musei, sotto la voce "nuragico":
Vetrina di fusaiole e pesi da telaio nuragici, Museo Sanna di Sassari. Da questo sito