The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century A.D.

The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century A.D.

Language: English

Pages: 544

ISBN: 1405154195

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The Complete Archaeology of Greece covers the incredible richness and variety of Greek culture and its central role in our understanding of European civilization, from the Palaeolithic era of 400,000 years ago to the early modern period. In a single volume, the field's traditional focus on art and architecture has been combined with a rigorous overview of the latest archaeological evidence forming a truly comprehensive work on Greek civilization.

*Extensive notes on the text are freely available online at Wiley Online Library, and include additional details and references for both the serious researcher and amateur

  • A unique single-volume exploration of the extraordinary development of human society in Greece from the earliest human traces up till the early 20th century AD
  • Provides 22 chapters and an introduction chronologically surveying the phases of Greek culture, with over 200 illustrations
  • Features over 200 images of art, architecture, and ancient texts, and integrates new archaeological discoveries for a more detailed picture of the Greece past, its landscape, and its people
  • Explains how scientific advances in archaeology have provided a broader perspective on Greek prehistory and history

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In Attica and other Southern Greek regions, survey and excavation indicate widespread rural depopulation of lesser nucleations and smaller estate-centers in LH-ER times (Lohmann 1993, 2005). This probably led to the running-down or even abandonment of their associated temples. During the Early Roman era a fifth-century BC Ares temple from the rural Pallene deme was dismantled and re-erected in Athens’ ancient Agora, whilst temple architecture from elsewhere in Attica was removed to the capital.

agriculture and heightened industrialization of production. More to the advantage of ordinary citizens was the invention of blown glass, probably in the Levant ca. 50 BC, making glass tableware and body-care wares common in Roman Greece. References Abadie-Reynal, C. (1989). “Céramique et commerce dans le bassin égéen du IVe au VIIe siècle.” In C. Morrisson and J. Lefort (eds.), Hommes et richesses dans l’empire byzantin, IVe–VIIe siècle. Paris: Éditions P. Lethielleux, 143–159. Adam-Veleni,

administrative elite of the town, as well as the owners of small shops which opened onto the road. Just one further house in original style (if rebuilt in post-Ottoman times) survived till our own architectural survey, of interest as it represents a less prestigious town house with shop below. Sadly it appears today on the verge of demolition (Figure 21.2). The ground-floor shop and storage area was not connected to the upper residential floor, which was accessed from outside stairs on the slope

reclamation, especially drainage of the extensive lowland marshes of Greece, opened up highly fertile land and reduced endemic wetland �diseases (Fels 1944). The massive population exchanges following the Greco-Turkish war of the early 1920s led to almost all parts of modern Greece being affected either by the emigration or immigration of populations. Since the Second World War, further large-scale changes to the rural settlement system have seen contrasted developments. On the one hand,

Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 77–95. Halstead, P. (1999c). “Missing sheep: On the meaning and wider significance of 0 in Knossos sheep records.” Annual of the British School at Athens 94, 145–166. Halstead, P. (2006a). What’s Ours Is Mine? Village and Household in Early Farming Society in Greece. Amsterdam: Stichting Nederlands Museum voor Anthropologie en Praehistorie. Halstead, P. (2006b). “Sheep in the garden: The integration of crop and livestock husbandry in early farming regimes

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