The review of the metal finds from Ayia Triada and their contextual and functional analysis have brought to light some aspects related to the manufacturing activity of bronze, that allow us to begin defining the role that this would have played in the site. This paper aims to focus on some processing phases, such as repair, reuse and recycling, starting from the analysis of a single tool ‒ a stake ‒ stored in the Heraklion Museum, which summarizes in itself a double factor of interest, being an uncommon object, made in bronze and used as a tool in the metal vessels manufacturing. Through the analysis of bibliographic sources, especially the notebooks, has been possible to reconstruct its context. Therefore, some observations are proposed about the relationship between its context of discovery and the functional aspects of some rooms of the Villa, in relation with the conduct of metallurgical activities. The presence of many bronze tools, including the stake, in the NW Quarter indicate unequivocally that some of these rooms were connected to production and transformation activities, in close association with the official and representative rooms. The multifunctionality of the spaces and the co-presence of domestic, storage and artisan functions in the Villa, once again, has been confirmed, as well as the presence of some kinds of metallurgical activities in Ayia Triada.

Riparazione, riutilizzo, riciclo: uno stake da Haghia Triada

Figuera M
2018

Abstract

The review of the metal finds from Ayia Triada and their contextual and functional analysis have brought to light some aspects related to the manufacturing activity of bronze, that allow us to begin defining the role that this would have played in the site. This paper aims to focus on some processing phases, such as repair, reuse and recycling, starting from the analysis of a single tool ‒ a stake ‒ stored in the Heraklion Museum, which summarizes in itself a double factor of interest, being an uncommon object, made in bronze and used as a tool in the metal vessels manufacturing. Through the analysis of bibliographic sources, especially the notebooks, has been possible to reconstruct its context. Therefore, some observations are proposed about the relationship between its context of discovery and the functional aspects of some rooms of the Villa, in relation with the conduct of metallurgical activities. The presence of many bronze tools, including the stake, in the NW Quarter indicate unequivocally that some of these rooms were connected to production and transformation activities, in close association with the official and representative rooms. The multifunctionality of the spaces and the co-presence of domestic, storage and artisan functions in the Villa, once again, has been confirmed, as well as the presence of some kinds of metallurgical activities in Ayia Triada.
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