Human Mobility and Technological Transfer in the Prehistoric Mediterranean

Author: Evangelia Kiriatzi,Carl Knappett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316798925

Category: Social Science

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The diverse forms of regional connectivity in the ancient world have recently become an important focus for those interested in the deep history of globalisation. This volume represents a significant contribution to this new trend as it engages thematically with a wide range of connectivities in the later prehistory of the Mediterranean, from the later Neolithic of northern Greece to the Levantine Iron Age, and with diverse forms of materiality, from pottery and metal to stone and glass. With theoretical overviews from leading thinkers in prehistoric mobilities, and commentaries from top specialists in neighbouring domains, the volume integrates detailed case studies within a comparative framework. The result is a thorough treatment of many of the key issues of regional interaction and technological diversity facing archaeologists working across diverse places and periods. As this book presents key case studies for human and technological mobility across the eastern Mediterranean in later prehistory, it will be of interest primarily to Mediterranean archaeologists, though also to historians and anthropologists.

The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization

Author: Tamar Hodos

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315448998

Category: Social Science

Page: 994

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This unique collection applies globalization concepts to the discipline of archaeology, using a wide range of global case studies from a group of international specialists. The volume spans from as early as 10,000 cal. BP to the modern era, analysing the relationship between material culture, complex connectivities between communities and groups, and cultural change. Each contributor considers globalization ideas explicitly to explore the socio-cultural connectivities of the past. In considering social practices shared between different historic groups, and also the expression of their respective identities, the papers in this volume illustrate the potential of globalization thinking to bridge the local and global in material culture analysis. The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization is the first such volume to take a world archaeology approach, on a multi-period basis, in order to bring together the scope of evidence for the significance of material culture in the processes of globalization. This work thus also provides a means to understand how material culture can be used to assess the impact of global engagement in our contemporary world. As such, it will appeal to archaeologists and historians as well as social science researchers interested in the origins of globalization.

Cultural Phylogenetics

Concepts and Applications in Archaeology

Author: Larissa Mendoza Straffon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319259288

Category: Science

Page: 202

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This book explores the potential and challenges of implementing evolutionary phylogenetic methods in archaeological research, by discussing key concepts and presenting concrete applications of these approaches. The volume is divided into two parts: The first covers the theoretical and conceptual implications of using evolution-based models in the sociocultural domain, illustrates the sorts of questions that these methods can help answer, and invites the reader to reflect on the opportunities and limitations of these perspectives. The second part comprises case studies that address relevant empirical issues, such as inferring patterns and rates of cultural transmission, detecting selective pressures in cultural evolution, and explaining the nature of cultural variation. This book will appeal to archaeologists interested in applying evolutionary thinking and inferential methods to their field, and to anyone interested in cultural evolution studies.

Maritime Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean World

Author: Justin Leidwanger,Carl Knappett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108688802

Category: Social Science

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This volume brings together scholars of Mediterranean archaeology, ancient history, and complexity science to advance theoretical approaches and analytical tools for studying maritime connectivity. For the coast-hugging populations of the ancient Mediterranean, mobility and exchange depended on a distinct environment and technological parameters that created diverse challenges and opportunities, making the modeling of maritime interaction a paramount concern for understanding cultural interaction more generally. Network-inspired metaphors have long been employed in discussions of this interaction, but increasing theoretical sophistication and advances in formal network analysis now offer opportunities to refine and test the dominant paradigm of connectivity. Extending from prehistory into the Byzantine period, the case studies here reveal the potential of such network approaches. Collectively they explore the social, economic, religious, and political structures that guided Mediterranean interaction across maritime space.

Das dorische Kreta

Die Insel Kreta im fünften und vierten Jahrhundert

Author: Ernst Kirsten

Publisher: Ares Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 183

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Prosumer Revisited

Zur Aktualität einer Debatte

Author: Birgit Blättel-Mink,Kai-Uwe Hellmann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531169354

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Papers from conference held March 2009 at the Wolfgang Goethe-Universit'at Frankfurt.

Attische Sarkophage mit Eroten und Girlanden

Author: Eleni Papagianni

Publisher: Harrassowitz

ISBN: 9783447104371

Category: Sarcophagi, Greek

Page: 130

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Die attischen Sarkophage mit Eroten und Girlanden stellen die grosste und fruheste Gruppe der attischen Sarkophagproduktion dar. Eleni Papagiannis Studie setzt zwei Schwerpunkte: Zum einen werden die ikonografischen Typen mit all ihren Varianten identifiziert und analysiert, und zum anderen wird die Form der Darstellungen untersucht - und dabei vor allem die Art und Weise, wie die zur Verfugung stehenden Bildtypen zu zahlreichen und mannigfaltigen Kompositionen zusammengestellt wurden. Die ausfuhrliche Vorstellung der Typen und ihrer Varianten hat zum Ziel, die Vorbilder herauszuarbeiten und festzustellen, wie diese Einzug in die attischen Werkstatten der Kaiserzeit nahmen und sich dort etablierten. Erganzt wird die ikonografische Untersuchung des Materials durch das Studium der architektonischen Form der Sarkophage und die Frage nach der absoluten Datierung. Schliesslich wird eine hermeneutische Annaherung an die Erotendarstellungen versucht, das Thema des Handels mit attischen Sarkophagen mit Eroten und Girlanden auf den Markten des Romischen Reiches wird diskutiert, und ihre Einflusse auf die Werke lokaler Werkstatten werden untersucht. Die Studie leistet einen wesentlichen Beitrag zur Erschliessung der attischen Sarkophage und fordert das Verstandnis der kaiserzeitlichen Skulptur Griechenlands.

Die ältesten Monumente der Menschheit

vor 12.000 Jahren in Anatolien ; [Begleitbuch zur Grossen Landesausstellung Baden Württemberg 2007 "Vor 12.000 Jahren in Anatolien - Die ältesten Monumente der Menschheit" im Landesmuseum Schloss Karlsruhe]

Author: Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Neolithic period

Page: 392

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Europa - Epipaläolithikum.

Acropolis restoration project

Author: Greece. Hypourgeio Politismou,Hidryma Hellēnikou Politismou (Athens, Greece),Hypēresia Syntērēsēs Mnēmeiōn Akropolēs,Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 71

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