Stone Vessels and Values in the Bronze Age Mediterranean

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $10.80
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 91%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (13) from $10.80   
  • New (5) from $70.29   
  • Used (8) from $10.80   


Oxbow says: This excellent study of stone vessels from c.3000-1200 BC, successfully combines theoretical ideas with empirical data from across Anatolia, Cyprus, the Levant, Egypt and the Aegean. Andrew Bevan explores this diverse and prolific industry in all its many facets, bringing some clarity to an artefact which has the potential to reveal much about the nature of Bronze Age production, the function and use of certain objects, the movement of people, ideas and goods, as well as the value ascribed to such objects, all of which are covered in the book. Chapters on stone vessel traditions of the third and second millennia BC, are set against the background of socio-political and economic changes which influenced the industry, before the final chapters broaden the discussion to consider the stone vessel industry throughout history and across the world, and re-visit some of the theoretical discussions on object value proposed at the beginning of the book.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Review of the hardback: '… should be in every serious library.' American Journal of Archaeology
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521880800
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2007
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Bevan is a lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. His work has been supported by fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust, the Institute of Aegean Prehistory, and the Dr. M. Alwyn Cotton Foundation. He also received the Michael Ventris Memorial Award for Mycenaean Studies.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Agreeing on things; 3. Moving people, objects and ideas; 4. Making stone vessels; 5. The third millennium BC; 6. The earlier second millennium; 7. The later second millennium; 8. The rough and the smooth: stone vessels from a comparative perspective; 9. Forging value and casting stones; Appendix.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)