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

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  • Copyright: 2012-05-21
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This text provides students an accessible introduction to the Archaeology of Greece from Prehistory to Late Antiquity that features a balanced treatment of the whole of material culture, including-but not limited to-art and architecture. The concept of this book-that is, an integrated treatment of Greek Archaeology from a truly archaeological perspective: the material culture of the area of present-day Greece from earliest human occupation down to the Modern World-is unprecedented. A single volume treatment of all periods is thus entirely innovative. Mindful of the fact that instructors may not teach courses that span all periods, Bintliff has taken care that this book does the work of a basic single textbook introduction. And by offering overviews of all periods and providing the entire chronological spectrum this volume will also meet the growing need for discussion of both neglected ends of the story of Greece: the world of the Stone Age hunter-gatherers and the very long periods of post-Roman society. --------------------------- THIS WILL BE THE FIRST BOOK IN A NEW SERIES OUTLINED BELOW: Series title: CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY Sponsoring Editors: Al Bertrand, Sophie Gibson, and Jane Huber Series Editor: The series will have no formal external editor Potential Advisory Board: Robin Osborne, Professor of Ancient History, University of Cambridge Greg Woolf, Professor of Ancient History, University of St Andrews Susan E. Alcock, Professor of Classical Archaeology & Classics, University of Michigan Anthony Snodgrass, Emeritus Professor in Classical Archaeology, Cambridge Ian Morris, Professor of Classics and History, Stanford University R.R.R. Smith, Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art, University of Oxford Series blurb: Recognizing the artificiality of disciplinary boundaries, Blackwell is launching a new series in Classical Archaeology as a venue for work published at the intersection of Classics, History, and Archaeology. Individual volumes will run the gamut from reference works to textbooks to monographs. The common theme among these volumes will be their intellectual standard. Our ambition is to produce outstanding resources for teaching and research by some of the world''s top scholars. We hope each text will set a standard for excellence and will mirror the interdisciplinary nature of Classical Archaeology as practiced and studied. Background: In conversation, Jane, Sophie, and Al realized that in an effort to be collegially considerate that we were avoiding commissioning in areas that we were concerned might encroach on our colleagues'' work. Our proposed solution is to capitalize on such commonality by launching this new series. We hope this will advance our individual and collective publishing in two ways: (1) by targeting key volumes that might otherwise be missed opportunities and (2) by formally creating a collaborative series that we can use as a commissioning tool when approaching overburdened authors in this competitive and lucrative area. We hope this series will be greater than the sum of its parts and will furthermore offer us an opportunity to explore the possibility of greater interdisciplinary collaboration in pursuit of key texts. Practical considerations: While we are collectively proposing this series and will enumerate signing targets collaboratively, each project to come to the Editorial Board will have a designated sponsoring editor. We also imagine that these books will not be strongly branded as a series (except when to do so will enhance the book) and books in this series may be cross-listed in other series. Intended Readership: Will vary from text to text. Selected Proposed Titles: (These titles will be reworked and some volumes may be eliminated or subsumed in other volumes) Companion to Roman Archaeology Companion to Greek Archaeology Companion to Classical Archaeology An Introduction to the Archaeology of Greece (Current proposal; JFH) Classical Archaeology: An Introduction (Bintliff; JFH) Crete in the Bronze Age (Watrous; SLG) Possibly Brief Histories of Greek and Roman Archaeology; Archaeology of Roman Italy? Competition Analysis: There are a number of Classical Archaeology series in existence.* We hope that our deliberate collaboration will offer us a commissioning edge and help to distinguish our series from pre existent ones. Furthermore (as you will see in the titles below), sometimes these series are a catch all for a vast range of books. We hope to sample a range of books in this series but we will target key reference works and texts * For example: Cf. Cambridge University Press''s Classical Archaeology series: http://uk.cambridge.org/browse/browse_highlights.asp?subjectid=1008826

Author Biography

John Bintliff studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge where he received his PhD in the landscape archaeology of prehistoric Greece. He has taught at Bradford and Durham Universities and is currently at Leiden University in the Netherlands, and has been co-director of the Boeotia Project in Central Greece since 1978. His interests include the long-term archaeology of Greece and the Mediterranean, landscape archaeology and regional field survey, and archaeological theory. He has published 18 books, including Mycenaean Geography (1977), Palaeoclimates, Palaeoenvironments (1982), European Social Evolution (1984), The Annates School and Archaeology (1991), Europe Between Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (1995), Structure and Contingency (1999), The Future of Archaeological Field Survey in Europe (2000), A Companion to Archaeology (2004), Testing the Hinterland (2007), and Medieval and Post-Medieval Greece (2009).

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesp. ix
List of Color Platesp. xxii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxv
Introductionp. 1
The Landscape and Aegean Prehistoryp. 9
The Dynamic Landp. 11
Hunter-Gatherers: The Palaeolithic and Epipalaeolithic in Greecep. 28
Early Farming Communities: Neolithic Greecep. 46
Complex Cultures of the Early Bronze Agep. 83
The Middle to Early Late Bronze Age on Crete: The Minoan Civilizationp. 123
The Middle to Early Late Bronze Age on the Cyclades and the Mainlandp. 155
The Mature Late Bronze Age on the Mainland and in the Wider Aegean: The Mycenaean Civilizationp. 181
The Archaeology of Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman Greece in its Longer-term Contextp. 207
The Greek Early Iron Age and the Concept of a "Dark Age"p. 209
The Archaeology of the Archaic Era: Demography, Settlement Patterns, and Everyday Lifep. 234
The Built Environment, Symbolic Material Culture, and Society in Archaic Greecep. 252
The Archaeology of Classical Greece: Demography, Settlement Patterns, and Everyday Lifep. 265
Symbolic Material Culture, the Built Environment, and Society in Classical Greecep. 285
The Archaeology of Greece in Hellenistic to Early Roman Imperial Times: Demography, Settlement Patterns, and Everyday Lifep. 310
Symbolic Material Culture, the Built Environment, and Society in Hellenistic and Early Roman Greecep. 337
The Archaeology of Greece from Middle Roman Imperial Times to Late Antiquity: Demography, Settlement Patterns, and Everyday Lifep. 351
Symbolic Material Culture, the Built Environment, and Society in Middle to Late Roman Greecep. 369
The Archaeology of Medieval and post-Medieval Greece in its Historical Contextp. 379
The Archaeology of Byzantine Greece: Demography, Settlement Patterns, and Everyday Lifep. 381
Symbolic Material Culture, the Built Environment, and Society in the Byzantine Aegeanp. 402
The Archaeology of Frankish-Crusader Society in Greecep. 416
The Archaeology of Ottoman and Venetian Greece: Population, Settlement Dynamics, and Socio-economic Developmentsp. 436
Material Culture, the Built Environment, and Society in Ottoman and Venetian Greecep. 459
The Archaeology of Early Modern Greecep. 478
Indexp. 498
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