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The Chora of Metaponto: The Necropoleis
     

The Chora of Metaponto: The Necropoleis

by Joseph Coleman Carter (Editor)
 
This study provides a complete record of the necropolis of the ancient Greek colony of Metaponto in southern Italy. It sets 400 burials dating from the 6th to the 3rd centuries BC into tographical, historical and cultural contexts. Specialist studies deal with ceramic and other finds, especially bronze mirrors and vases. There is also in-depth study of the human

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This study provides a complete record of the necropolis of the ancient Greek colony of Metaponto in southern Italy. It sets 400 burials dating from the 6th to the 3rd centuries BC into tographical, historical and cultural contexts. Specialist studies deal with ceramic and other finds, especially bronze mirrors and vases. There is also in-depth study of the human remains.

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A two-volume set which is the first of a series that will deal with various aspects of the chora (or territory) of the ancient Greek colony of Metaponto in Southern Italy. Provides a complete record of the first necropolis (burial ground). Documents with text and b&w photographs and illustrations 400 burials dating from the sixth to the 3rd centuries B.C., providing topographical, historical, and cultural contexts. Specialists' studies deal with ceramic and other finds of late Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic art, especially bronze mirrors and vases. The results of the study shed new light on the social and economic status of the chora's inhabitant and on the question of their biological interrelatedness. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780292712119
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
910
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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