The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory / Edition 1

The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory / Edition 1

by Emma Blake
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631232680

ISBN-13: 9780631232681

Pub. Date: 02/21/2005

Publisher: Wiley

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the archaeology of Mediterranean prehistory and an essential reference to the most recent research and fieldwork.

  • Only book available to offer general coverage of Mediterranean prehistory
  • Written by 14 of the leading archaeologists in the field
  • Spans the Neolithic

Overview

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the archaeology of Mediterranean prehistory and an essential reference to the most recent research and fieldwork.

  • Only book available to offer general coverage of Mediterranean prehistory
  • Written by 14 of the leading archaeologists in the field
  • Spans the Neolithic through the Iron Age, and draws from all the major regions of the Mediterranean's coast and islands
  • Presents the central debates in Mediterranean prehistory—-trade and interaction, rural economies, ritual, social structure, gender, monumentality, insularity, archaeometallurgy and the metals trade, stone technologies, settlement, and maritime traffic—-as well as contemporary legacies of the region's prehistoric past
  • Structure of text is pedagogically driven
  • Engages diverse theoretical approaches so students will see the benefits of multivocality

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
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).

Index

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