Beyond the Acropolis: A Rural Greek Past

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Stanford University Press, Jan 1, 1996 - History - 236 pages
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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Contents

Archaeology Without
27
Earliest Man in
41
Four An Outpost of the Agricultural Revolution
63
Five Civilization Coming
79
Six At the Edge of a Greater World
102
Seven Byzantine Chapels to Beach Hotels
122
A History of People
155
Glossary
187
Bibliography
201
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About the author (1996)

Tjeerd H. van Andel is Wayne Loel Professor of Earth Sciences Emeritus at Stanford University. Curtis N. Runnels is Associate Professor of Archaeology at Boston University.

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