The Excavations at Ancient Halieis, Vol. 1

The Excavations at Ancient Halieis, Vol. 1

The Fortifications and Adjacent Structures
Marian McAllister, Michael Jameson, James Dengate and Frederick Cooper
Distribution: World
Publication date: 11/24/2005
Format: Hardback 66 b&w photos, 1 index
ISBN: 978-0-253-34710-7
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Volume 1 describes the development of the fortification system at Halieis, from simple earthwork defenses to massive walls with towers and gates. Halieis’s excellent natural harbor made it a target for attacks from other cities. The increasingly complex defenses are the city’s response to this aggression and new developments in siege warfare. McAllister presents both an extensively illustrated overall view of the fortifications and a detailed analysis of the materials and methods of construction. Other contributions include a study of the fortifications that are now submerged in the ancient harbor, a study of the city mint, and a report on an engineering study to establish the elevations at the site.

Author Bio

Marian Holland McAllister gained field experience at excavations at Agora and Mycenae as well as Halieis. She is retired as Editor of Publications for the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Editor's Note
1. Materials and Methods of Construction
2. The Trace
3. The Towers and Gates
4. The Curtains and Related Structures
5. Attached and Adjacent Structures
6. The Development of the Halieis Defenses
7. Submerged Remains of the Town and Its Immediate Vicinity by Michael H. Jameson
8. The Mint by James A. Dengate
9. The Coins: Provenances by James A. Dengate
Appendix A. Halieis Select Bibliography with Annotations
Appendix B. List of Excavation Notebooks and Supervisors
Appendix C. Halieis Engineering Survey Elevations by Frederick A. Cooper
Appendix D. Halieis Coins, Blanks, Flans: Concordance of HN and HM Numbers with Catalog Numbers
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