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Migrant farmers and the Neolithic colonization of Crete

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Cyprian Broodbank
Girton College, Cambridge CB3 0JG
Thomas F. Strasser
Program in Classical Archaeology, Indiana University, 408 North Indiana Avenue, Bloomington IN 47405, USA


When did a human presence reach Crete, largest of the Aegean islands, and invitingly joined to the mainland by intervening stepping-stones? Mesolithic hunter-gatherers, or only in the Neolithic, when the deep sequence of occupations under the site of the later palace at Knossos began. How many sailed to Crete? What did they bring with them?

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