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A Companion to the Archaeology of Early Greece and the Mediterranean

2 Volume Set

Lemos, Irene S. / Kotsonas, Antonis (Herausgeber)

Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World


1. Auflage Dezember 2019
1464 Seiten, Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-118-77019-1
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A Companion that examines together two pivotal periods of Greek archaeology and offers a rich analysis of early Greek culture

A Companion to the Archaeology of Early Greece and the Mediterranean offers an original and inclusive review of two key periods of Greek archaeology, which are typically treated separately--the Late Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age. It presents an in-depth exploration of the society and material culture of Greece and the Mediterranean, from the 14th to the early 7th centuries BC. The two-volume companion sets Aegean developments within their broader geographic and cultural context, and presents the wide-ranging interactions with the Mediterranean.

The companion bridges the gap that typically exists between Prehistoric and Classical Archaeology and examines material culture and social practice across Greece and the Mediterranean. A number of specialists examine the environment and demography, and analyze a range of textual and archaeological evidence to shed light on socio-political and cultural developments. The companion also emphasizes regionalism in the archaeology of early Greece and examines the responses of different regions to major phenomena such as state formation, literacy, migration and colonization. Comprehensive in scope, this important companion:
* Outlines major developments in the two key phases of early Greece, the Late Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age
* Includes studies of the geography, chronology and demography of early Greece
* Explores the development of early Greek state and society and examines economy, religion, art and material culture
* Sets Aegean developments within their Mediterranean context

Written for students, and scholars interested in the material culture of the era, A Companion to the Archaeology of Early Greece and the Mediterranean offers a comprehensive and authoritative guide that bridges the gap between the Late Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age.

Volume 1

Notes on Contributors xiii

Preface xxiii

Abbreviations xxvii

Maps xxix

Section I The Background 1

1.1 Natural and Human Ecology: Geography, Climate, and Demography 3
John L. Bintliff

1.2 Evidence from Archaeology 33
Oliver T.P.K. Dickinson

1.3 Evidence from Written Sources 55
Lisa Bendall and Martin West

1.4 History of Research 75
Antonis Kotsonas

Section II State and Society 97

2.1 The Rise of the Mycenaean Culture, Palatial Administration and Its Collapse 99
Joseph Maran and James C. Wright

2.2 From the Collapse of the Mycenaean Palaces to the Emergence of Early Iron Age Communities 133
Birgitta Eder and Irene S. Lemos

2.3 The Re-Emergence of Political Complexity 161
James Whitley

2.4 From the Near East to the Far West 187
Susan Sherratt

2.5 Mobility, Migration, and Colonization 217
Antonis Kotsonas and Jana Mokri ]ová

2.6 Script and Literacy 247
Philippa M. Steele

2.7 The Economy 271
Dimitri Nakassis

2.8 The People 293
Barbara A. Olsen

2.9 Religion and Cult 317
Matthew Haysom

2.10 Death and Burial 349
Yannis Galanakis

Section III Material Culture and Society 375

3.1 Architecture 377
Ulrich Thaler

3.2 Wall Paintings 407
Andreas G. Vlachopoulos

3.3 Pottery 433
Walter Gauß and Florian Ruppenstein

3.4 Bronze Vessels 471
Hartmut Matth¨aus and Christian Vonhoff

3.5 Weapons 499
Matthew Lloyd

3.6 Tools 523
Nicholas Blackwell

3.7 Figurines and Sculpture 539

Melissa Vetters

3.8 Seals and Sealings 571
Olga Krzyszkowska

3.9 Textiles 589
Marie-Louise Nosch

3.10 Jewelry 603
Eleni Konstantinidi-Syvridi

3.11 Ivories 627
Iphigenia Tournavitou

Volume 2

Notes on Contributors xiii

Preface xxiii

Abbreviations xxvii

Section IV Regional Archaeologies of Greece and the Aegean 647

4.1 Sparta and Laconia 649
William Cavanagh

4.2 Messenia 671
Jack L. Davis and Sharon R. Stocker

4.3 Mycenae and the Argolid 693
Joseph Maran and Alcestis Papadimitriou

4.4 The Corinthia 719
Ioulia Tzonou and Catherine Morgan

4.5 Athens and Attica 743
Alexandra Alexandridou

4.6 Thebes and Boeotia 763
Vasileios Aravantinos

4.7 Euboea 787
Irene S. Lemos

4.8 East Locris and Phocis 815
Antonia Livieratou

4.9 The Central West Mainland 837
Anastasia Gadolou and Kostas Paschalidis

4.10 The Central Ionian Islands 869
Catherine Morgan

4.11 Thessaly 883
Eleni Karouzou

4.12 The Thermaic Gulf 913
Stelios Andreou

4.13 Troy and the Northeastern Aegean 939
Carolyn C. Aslan

4.14 Ionia 961
Olivier Mariaud

4.15 The Southeastern Aegean 985
Mercourios Georgiadis

4.16 Naxos and the Cyclades 1007
Andreas G. Vlachopoulos and Xenia Charalambidou

4.17 Knossos and North Central Crete 1029
Eleni Hatzaki and Antonis Kotsonas

4.18 The Messara 1055
Daniela Lef`evre-Novaro

4.19 Kavousi and the Mirabello Region 1067
Donald C. Haggis

Section V The Mediterranean 1089

5.1 Shipwrecks 1091
Christoph Bachhuber

5.2 Anatolia 1107
Andreas Schachner

5.3 Cyprus 1133
Artemis Georgiou and Maria Iacovou

5.4 Ugarit, Al Mina, and Coastal North Syria 1163
Alexander Vacek

5.5 The Levant 1185
Tzveta Manolova

5.6 Egypt 1215
Jorrit M. Kelder

5.7 Sicily 1237
Robert Leighton

5.8 Southern Italy 1261
Marco Bettelli and Lucia Vagnetti

5.9 The Bay of Naples 1287
Matteo D'Acunto

5.10 Sardinia 1311
Paolo Bernardini

5.11 The Western Mediterranean 1325
Eleftheria Pappa

Index 1349
Irene S. Lemos is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Merton College. She directs the Lefkandi project in Euboea and specializes in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age of Greece.

Antonis Kotsonas is Assistant Professor of Mediterranean History and Archaeology at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University. His work focuses on material culture and socio-economic history in Greece and the Mediterranean.

I. S. Lemos, University of Oxford; A. Kotsonas, University of Cincinnati