The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory / Edition 1

The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory / Edition 1

by Emma Blake
     
 

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the archaeology of Mediterranean prehistory. Its case studies, spanning the Neolithic through the Iron Age, are drawn from all the Mediterranean’s major lands, coasts, and islands. Written by fourteen of the leading archaeologists in the field, The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory presents diverse

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This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the archaeology of Mediterranean prehistory. Its case studies, spanning the Neolithic through the Iron Age, are drawn from all the Mediterranean’s major lands, coasts, and islands. Written by fourteen of the leading archaeologists in the field, The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory presents diverse theoretical approaches that enable students as well as other archaeologists to see the benefits of multivocality. The chapters look beyond Mediterranean diversity toward common links based on social interaction and geography. The book also includes an introductory overview that situates this work in wider Mediterranean scholarship and offers new insights into the histories and cultures of ancient Mediterranean peoples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631232681
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/21/2005
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
934,603
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Notes on Contributors.

Acknowledgments.

1. Prehistory in the Mediterranean: The Corrupting and Connecting Sea: A. Bernard Knapp and Emma Blake (University of Glasgow; University of Michigan).

2. Substances in Motion: Neolithic Mediterranean ‘Trade’: John E. Robb and R. Helen Farr (both University of Cambridge).

3. Agriculture, Pastoralism, and Mediterranean Landscapes in Prehistory: Graeme Barker (University of Cambridge).

4. Changing Social Relations in the Mediterranean Copper and Bronze Ages: Robert Chapman (University of Reading).

5. The Material Expression of Cult, Ritual, and Feasting: Emma Blake (University of Michigan).

6. The Gendered Sea: Iconography, Gender, and Mediterranean Prehistory: Lauren E. Talalay (University of Michigan).

7. The Genesis of Monuments among the Mediterranean Islands: Michael J. Kolb (Northern Illinois University).

8. Lithic Technologies and Use: Evagelia Karimali (Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Hellas, Greece).

9. Archaeometallurgy in the Mediterranean: The Social Context of Mining, Technology, and Trade: Vasiliki Kassianidou and A. Bernard Knapp (University of Cyprus; University of Glasgow).

10. Settlement in the Prehistoric Mediterranean: Luke Sollars (University of Glasgow).

11. Maritime Commerce and Geographies of Mobility in the Late Bronze Age of the Eastern Mediterranean: Problematizations: Sturt W. Manning and Linda Hulin (University of Toronto; University of Reading).

12. Museum Archaeology and the Mediterranean Cultural Heritage: Robin Skeates (University of Durham).

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