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

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John Wiley & Sons, May 21, 2012 - History - 518 pages
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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.

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  • 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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Contents

The Landscape and Aegean Prehistory
9
contents
51
The Archaeology of Classical Hellenistic and Roman Greece
207
The Built Environment Symbolic Material Culture and Society in Archaic Greece
252
Demography Settlement Patterns and Everyday Life
265
Symbolic Material Culture the Built Environment and Society in Classical Greece
285
Demography
310
Symbolic Material Culture the Built Environment and Society in Hellenistic
337
The Archaeology of Medieval and postMedieval Greece
379
Symbolic Material Culture the Built Environment and Society in the Byzantine Aegean
402
The Archaeology of FrankishCrusader Society in Greece
416
Population Settlement Dynamics
436
Material Culture the Built Environment and Society in Ottoman andVenetian Greece
459
The Archaeology ofEarly Modern Greece
478
Index
498
Copyright

Symbolic Material Culture the Built Environment and Society in Middle
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About the author (2012)

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 Annales 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), Medieval and Post-Medieval Greece (2009).

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