Beyond the Acropolis: A Rural Greek Past
Beneath the cultural peaks of Ancient Greece lay the basic agricultural economy that made civilization possible. This book studies Greek country life from its earliest beginnings to the recent past, revealing a sequence of geological, geographical, cultural, and economic images spanning some 50,000 years of human settlement and land use.
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Aegean agricultural alluviation alluvium ancient Andel archaeological archaeologists Argive plain Argos artifacts Athens Attica centers Chapter Classical climate cluster coast coastal plain culture Cycladic debris flows deep soils Dhidhima Early Bronze Age economic Ermioni evidence excavations exploited farms finds fishing Flamboura Fournoi Fournoi valley Franchthi cave glacial grain Greece Greek growth Halieis Hellenistic herding Hermion hills human Iliokastro inhabitants islands Jacobsen Jameson Kastri Koiladha Kranidhi land landscape Late Palaeolithic Late Roman later litde mainly maquis Mases Mediterranean Melos Mesolithic Middle Byzantine Middle Palaeolithic modern mountains Mycenaean Neolithic number of sites obsidian olive oil Peloponnese perhaps period plateaus plows population Porto Kheli pottery probably prosperity region remains rural sediments setde setdement settlement patterns sheep and goats shore slopes small sites soil erosion southern Argolid stone summer survey terrace walls third millennium B.C. tion town transhumance valley floors vegetation villages wild