Housing in New Halos: A Hellenistic Town in Thessaly, Greece
The Hellenistic city of New Halos, situated on the coastal route between North and Central Greece, existed for only a short period (ca 302-265 BC) before being destroyed by an earthquake and finally abandoned. The city's original ninety-thousand inhabitants lived in modest houses in the lower town, six of which have been excavated. This book presents the plans of these six houses, detailing the arrangement of living quarters, storage rooms and courtyards, as well as analyzing numerous artifacts, most of which were found in-situ.
This volume contributes greatly to our knowledge of cities in Hellenistic Greece. The house plans and artifacts from the excavations (including agricultural equipment, animal remains, storage jars, kitchen ware, figurines, jewellery and coins) give a unique view of housing around 265 BC.
NEW HALOS IN ACHAIA PHTHIOTIS
THE HOUSES OF NEW HALOS
ENVIRONMENT VEGETATION AND FAUNAL REMAINS
BEGINNING AND END OF THE OCCUPATION OF NEW HALOS
Catalogue of pottery Colette BeestmanKruyshaar
Survey of the distribution of the types of vessels in the six houses
Catalogue of figurines Georgette M E C van Boekel Bieneke Mulder
Catalogue of metal artefacts Steven Hijmans
Catalogue of coins H Reinder Reinders
List of Contributors
Achaia Achaia Phthiotis Almirós plain Amphorai animal Antigonos archaeological artefacts astragali Base fragment body bones bowls bronze cattle clinched coarse orange ware coarse red ware Complete profile convex lip Coroplast courtyard dark grey glaze Demetrias Demetrios Poliorketes diameter Euboia everted rim excavated found in house foundations Greece Greek Greek fir Halos Halos ware head House of Agathon housing block Kassope kermes oak knob Krater large numbers Larisa layer lekythos loomweights main living room Mavrikopoúla Medium coarse orange mollusc mudbrick nails Olynthos Pagasitikós gulf Phrixos Phthiotis pithos pollen Poppe & Goto portolan charts pottery Pres Ptolemaic Coins pyxis rectangular reddish yellow colour Reinders remains Rim fragment roe deer Rotroff shank shells sherds six houses slightly small number Soúrpi species Splayed base ring splayed wall straight temper terracottas Thebai Thessaloníki Thessaly tion transhumance Type valves vessels Vólos width